Ballast Nedam, the leading construction company in the Netherlands, is finishing the construction of the Park and Ride in Deutersestraat in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
The parking facility is set to be a transport hub providing enough parking space for 1,100 cars and 260 bicycles, and will include EV charging stations for both cars and bicycles. The roof of the Park and Ride will also have 1,500 solar panels which will provide the electricity for the EV charging stations as well as for the electric public transport buses that will use the facility. The solar panels will generate about 450,000 KwH each year, double of what the parking facility needs, and the extra power will be given back to the grid.
The Park and Ride in Den Bosch will be the first parking garage in the Netherlands that is Energy Neutral and supplies the extra generated energy back to the grid. It will be the first Park and Ride garage that will receive a Green label thanks to the focus on the environment throughout the facility. In order to maintain and encourage the natural ecosystem to thrive, plants will be used inside the parking garage as well as in the surrounding areas creating spaces for insects and birds.
“Ballast Nedam is always looking for new and interesting projects that have a connection to a better and more sustainable world. This project proofs we have the skills and the knowledge to make such a project. First, it was an ambition and now it became a reality” says Frenk Prins, Commercial Manager.
Ballast Nedam is in the final stages of construction and the facility will be officially inaugurated on April 22nd, 2018.
About Ballast Nedam Parking
Ballast Nedam Parking is a fully owned operating company of the Dutch Civil Engineering and General Building Contractor Ballast Nedam N.V., a renowned Dutch listed company, offering an extensive package of construction-related products and services. The company, established in 1877, ranks among the top-five Dutch construction groups. Ballast Nedam aims to set itself apart by undertaking high-profile construction projects, based on a high degree of knowledge and expertise. At all levels in the organisation, commitment, quality, expertise, reliability and flexibility vis-a-vis the client are the key.