Working long-term for Haarlem and Zandvoort

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With advice about major maintenance, reorganisation and development projects, we will be continuing to support Haarlem and Zandvoort in making these municipalities future-proof and sustainable. The new collaboration agreement is the next step in an ongoing 5-year collaboration. On 11 January 2023, Jaap Meindersma, director Physical Domain in the municipalities of Haarlem and Zandvoort, and Richard Pater signed the new consultancy contract for 4 + 4 years.

Future-proof through maintenance

For several years, Zandvoort has been officially joined with Haarlem. This means that the municipalities jointly develop initiatives relating to the maintenance of the town and village, for example. Haarlem and Zandvoort have specifically formulated the ambition to combine maintenance of a street or district with initiatives to boost their future-proofness. This might include actions to make the area more climate adaptive, greener or more sustainable.

To do this more effectively, the municipalities have chosen to embark on long-term collaborations with contractors and engineering firms, so that the partners get to know the town and village well. Along with Sweco Nederland, Witteveen+Bos has been selected as one of the partners for the eight-year collaboration (4 + 4 years). The municipalities of Haarlem and Zandvoort have also signed a long-term collaboration with Heijmans, Dura Vermeer and Van Gelder.

Richard Pater: 'This is a wonderful vote of confidence. We are already on the starting blocks to continue contributing to the sustainability, greening and climate adaptability of this lovely municipality.' Jaap Meindersma, director Physical Domain in the municipalities of Haarlem and Zandvoort, is also very enthusiastic. ‘We look forward to a long-term collaboration, in which we will be fully focusing on innovation, strengthening the knowledge base and making Haarlem/Zandvoort an inspiration for the rest of the Netherlands!'

Collaboration since 2017

The new contract is the next step in the current collaboration with the municipalities of Haarlem and Zandvoort which featured quality of life, sustainability, health and collaboration as important pillars. The improvement of the public transport in Haarlem-Noord, the complete redesign of the Schoterbos, the modernisation of the Houtplein and the new master plan for the Nieuw-Noord district in Zandvoort were achieved to the pride and satisfaction of both parties.

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