Official start of new construction project
Project Next Generation
After a short speech, board members Diederik & Dennis Vergeer sunk the first pile in the presence of invited guests. That same morning, the pile had been extensively decorated by the 4th generation of the Vergeer family, supervised by a painter. 'We have been in existence since 1934 and now Dennis and I are the 3rd generation at the helm. We have decided to proceed with the construction of this building with a view to coping with all kinds of major trends in society', Diederik Vergeer stated.
Building conforms to highest sustainability standards
The construction and the building are subject to strict sustainability norms based on BREEAM Outstanding (5 stars) sustainability certification.
The building is expected to be completed in May 2020 and will be followed by furnishing of the interior. Our other sites in Woerden, Reeuwijk and Rijping Bodegraven will remain; the current distribution centre will eventually be integrated into the new building and, until that time, remains fully operational from the existing location. Diederik Vergeer: 'We are building, literally and figuratively, for the next generation. And our development and commitment to sustainability go hand in hand.'
See below for an impression of the new building.