BUSINESS AND INNOVATION
As one of the largest and most modern shipbuilding yards in the world, the ’NDSM-werf’ in the north of Amsterdam has a rich history of business activity, innovation, and success. Part of the NDSM wharf has been brought back to life by exiting placemaking. However, the west of the yard is still yearning for a new future. FRED Developers is one of the parties who has taken this task on board. Together with our partners, we are responsible for the vision and realization of Shipdock’s future.
Shipdock is rugged, feels adventurous and features iconic elements. It’s a setting where culture and urban development can come together perfectly. When considering the future of this destination, we keep a keen eye on experience, interaction, and pleasant residential conditions. Shipdock is part of a bigger scope, the development called ‘Haven-Stad’. It is for this reason that we also tune into generally desired facets known to districts of Amsterdam.
‘HAVEN – STAD’
‘Haven-stad translates to ‘Harbour City’. More than 150,000 people will live and work in this city district to-be. It is to become a complete town within our capitol with all necessary facilities within reach: schools, sports, shops, healthcare, and greenery. Within the overarching plan, various developments such as our own will altogether put this new area on the radar as a sustainable and enjoyable living environment.
Amsterdam has many waterfronts. It is an essential feature of our capital. They are unique platforms for connection. ‘The IJ’, the river along which Shipdock is located, is no exception. It is a prime location. Here, it is the connector between water and land, between history and what lies ahead, and between present and future living enjoyment. Together with its partners, FRED will unleash the potential of these grounds by realizing a destination for which people will make the crossing. Both to live and to stay.
As a location, Shipdock is linked to the possible creation of ‘The IJbaan’. An innovative form of public transport for which the plans were optimistically received by the municipality of Amsterdam. This ‘urban cable car’ is an initiative that would enrich the city with a brand-new connection between present-day Amsterdam and the future Haven-Stad. In case of actual realization, the ‘NDSM-Marina’ stop would serve as a possible arrival destination, with Shipdock as its immediate surroundings. A place for commuters and visitors to spend their time.
FRED supports the initiative to bring a continuously growing city closer together. We therefor actively embrace the future of this development.