Food Center Amsterdam. Copyright: Gemeente Amsterdam
Copyright: Gemeente Amsterdam.

Food Center Amsterdam, an exceptional location in Amsterdam with more than 100 companies and a historical market hall, will be renewed into a modern and sustainable wholesale market with a modified traffic management during the next 20 years.

City functions such as housing and social facilities will also be incorporated in this location. The market Hall will get an attractive public function. The project should result in a financially viable plan despite the economic situation.

Our Solution

The municipality formulates its substantive and financial conditions in an 'Ambition document'. In these conditions the terrain area as 'concession' was put out to tender. That means that the market gets the total restructuring, redevelopment and future management and park management on its own account and risk.
The concession is procured through the 'competitive dialogue', in which three selected consortia compete with each other for the best plan with accompanying business case.

The Outcome

Royal HaskoningDHV provides for and on behalf of the municipality of Amsterdam the project and process management, of which the administrative decision is a part of. Royal HaskoningDHV also provides substantive expertise to the municipality in various fields.