Alderman Egbert de Vries has officially opened the bicycle storage under the Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen, realized by Ballast Nedam Park & Connect! From now on it is possible to store around 2,000 bicycles underground in the Leidsebuurt in Amsterdam.
"Building in such a small space in the heart of Amsterdam. That is not for everyone," says Thom Hienekamp, Managing Director of Ballast Nedam Park & Connect. "We are therefore extremely proud of our employees who have managed to realize this complex project in a safe way."
A Smart Solution for Bicycle Parking
With the arrival of the brand new bicycle storage, thousands of bicycles have disappeared from Leidseplein and Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen. The space that has been created underground for bicycles is also a very efficiently designed place. The bicycle racks consist of two layers, the management area is cleverly positioned and there is more than enough space for bicycles of a different size.
Lizards Lead the Way
To create a pleasant and safe atmosphere, architect ZJA has ensured that as much daylight enters the underground as possible. You will also find many historical elements, such as the brickwork in the characteristic Amsterdam School and the lizards of Blauw Jan. When you have parked your bicycle, these lizards will even lead you visually to the exit of the bicycle storage. We have realized a safe bicycle storage that fully matches the art and allure of the iconic environment.
About Ballast Nedam Parking
Ballast Nedam Parking is a fully owned operating company of the Dutch Civil Engineering and General Building Contractor Ballast Nedam N.V., a renowned Dutch listed company, offering an extensive package of construction-related products and services. The company, established in 1877, ranks among the top-five Dutch construction groups. Ballast Nedam aims to set itself apart by undertaking high-profile construction projects, based on a high degree of knowledge and expertise. At all levels in the organization, commitment, quality, expertise, reliability, and flexibility vis-a-vis the client are the key.