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Mayor of Zwijndrecht opens Nieuwe Lindt in Zwijndrecht

Mayor of Zwijndrecht opens Nieuwe Lindt in Zwijndrecht

The mayor of Zwijndrecht, Mr. Dominic Schrijer officially opened the office location 'Nieuwe Lindt' on the Lindtsedijk in Zwijndrecht on Thursday 12 July. The former head office of Van Leeuwen has been thoroughly renovated and made suitable for use as a modern office.

The renovation was realized by VLOG B.V., the real estate company of the Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group. The mayor unveiled a panel in the hall of the office building on which the history of the building is described. This was followed by a tour of the renovated building.

Peter Rietberg, director of VLOG, focused on the history of the office: "For decades, an important part of the growth and expansion of the Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group has been led from this office. It is a nice idea that ‘Nieuwe Lindt’ now offers a place where other companies can grow their business. "

Mayor Schrijer: "The office makes an important contribution to keeping the industrial sites in Zwijndrecht vital. But it is also a very successful renovation that does justice to the architectural value of the building. "

Mayor of Zwijndrecht Dominic Schrijer (l) and director VLOG Peter Rietberg (r) 

‘Nieuwe Lindt’

P. van Leeuwen Jr's Buizenhandel purchased the Nieuwe Lindt site in 1950 to give room to the growth of the company. Architect Herman Bakker (1915-1988), who started his own company in 1946, designed the office on this site. H.D. Bakker, as he was known, made the name after the Second World War as reconstruction architect. Well-known works by him are the Maastorenflat, Lijnbaanflat and shopping center Zuidplein.

In 2011, the head office of Van Leeuwen moved to a new building near the company's own outside storage area at the Lindtsedijk. In 2017 Lugten Malschaert Architects started with the design plan for redeveloping the old office as a multi-company building. The renovation was completed in 2018, preserving this remarkable building for the history of Van Leeuwen and the business development of Zwijndrecht. The property offers approximately 2400 m² of office space in an easily accessible location in the middle of the industrial area of ​​Zwijndrecht.

The ground floor is occupied by the company Jiffy, which recently launched a new production facility in Zwijndrecht. The other floors offer space for entrepreneurs who want to work in a combination of a modern office environment and industrial heritage.



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