DUO2: sustainable and efficient ‘cruise ship’
- Client Rijksvastgoedbedrijf
- Location Groningen
- Status Maintenance
Smart building, long-term sustainable maintenance Groningen’s citizens affectionately call the large, iconic DUO2 the ‘cruise ship’. The Central Government Real Estate Agency (Rijksvastgoedbedrijf (RVB)) undertook this project together with the DUO2 Consortium comprising Ballast Nedam, John Laing and Strukton Worksphere. Within this unique public-private partnership (PPP), Strukton was responsible for the DBFMO: design, build, finance, maintain and operate. Smart and sustainable building here forms the basis for efficient maintenance, for which we are responsible until 2031 on a risk-bearing basis. This way we guarantee an enjoyable work environment for all DUO2 users for a period of twenty years.
Sustainable building forms the basis for efficient and effective maintenance. We guarantee an enjoyable work environment for 20 years.
The construction of DUO2 began in February 2009 and the new building was completed on 15 March 2011. The building covers 47,000 m2 and provides space for 2,500 employees, a bicycle park for 1,500 bicycles and a multistorey car park for 725 cars.
In addition, due consideration was provided in the building’s design for the office building’s potential conversion into a residential building over the long-term. For example, lifts, technical installations and stairs were constructed at strategic locations. It was for good reason that after the building’s completion the DUO2 Consortium received a four-star BREEAM-NL certificate for the building’s outstanding sustainability.