Sweco assigned to develop three major city districts in Amsterdam

The municipality of Amsterdam has signed a collaboration agreement with Sweco to provide advice and civil engineering services in three extensive urban development projects. The city districts IJburg-2, Zeeburgereiland, and Overamstel are among the key initiatives for Amsterdam’s future new home supply.

Amsterdam is growing rapidly and the city has initiated a program to create to 50,000 new homes until 2025. Sweco’s experts will provide advice and services in design, engineering, procurement assistance and contract management throughout the development of the districts IJburg-2, Zeeburgereiland and Overamstel.

“We wish to make optimum use of Sweco’s expertise in order to tackle this huge challenge in the most innovative and performance-based manner possible”, Tjeerd Roozendaal, director of the Engineering Division of the Municipality of Amsterdam.

The three areas have different characteristics. IJburg 2 is a development area on reclaimed land, Overamstel is a former inner city commercial site, and Zeeburgereiland has an industrial heritage.

 “These three districts are vital parts of Amsterdam’s growth plan. By creating inspiring new environments for people to live and work, Amsterdam is preparing for the future. We are committed to bring our long experience and expertise in all aspects of urban development to this project”, says Eugene Grüter, President Sweco Netherlands.

The municipality of Amsterdam has estimated the contract value at EUR 1 million per year. The agreement runs through April 2021 with four further one-year options for continuation. 

For additional information, please contact:           

Eugene Grüter, President Sweco Netherlands, +31 8 881 160 70, eugene.grueter@sweco.nl

Per Holmlund, Head of Public Relations, +46 73 156 03 12, p.holmlund@sweco.se

Sweco plans and designs tomorrow’s communities and cities. Our work produces sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to electricity and clean water. With 14,500 employees in Europe, we offer our customers the right expertise for every situation. We carry out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world. Sweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 16.5 billion (EUR 1.7 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. www.swecogroup.com

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Sweco plans and designs the communities and cities of the future. Our work produces sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to electricity and clean water. With 14,500 employees in Europe, we offer our customers the right expertise for every situation. We carry out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world. Sweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 16.0 billion (EUR 1.7 billion) (pro forma 2015). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.