Hart van Zuid
For Heijmans, area development is about a lot more than just stacking bricks. This is clearly visible in Hart van Zuid, where Heijmans has been working with the city of Rotterdam and Ballast Nedam since 2015 to transform a large area in Rotterdam South. In addition to improving roads, bus stops and bus lanes, together we have created new connections, we are greening the area around Zuidplein, added housing and we’ve given the theatre, swimming pool, Ahoy and the shopping centre a new look. Both residents and local businesses are actively involved in this project. Indeed, via the social programme, Hart van Zuid is investing in local residents and businesses: they will have to carry the neighbourhood and they will provide the socially sustainable added value of this development. Part of the social programme is to help young refugees find a job, an internship or to broaden their network.