Festive Start of Construction for the Second Phase of De Hoven

Festive Start of Construction for the Second Phase of De Hoven

In Best, the construction of the second phase of the new housing project De Hoven began last Thursday, June 6, together with the future residents. De Hoven is part of the Aarlesche Erven area development. In the future, approximately 900 homes will be built here in a new, green residential area in Best.

Start of Construction Celebration with Official Ceremony

Earlier this year, builder Van de Klok kicked off the construction of De Hoven phase 2 by driving the first pile, and now it was time to celebrate this milestone with the buyers. After a reception and opening speech at restaurant Suus, the future residents and other guests walked to the construction site. There, an official ceremony took place: the burial of a time capsule containing cards with the new residents' housing wishes.

Rik Dijkhoff, the alderman of the municipality of Best, was also present this afternoon. He is delighted about the new homes and is pleased to see so many people choosing to move to or stay in Best. The municipality offers something for everyone. After the formal moment, a toast was made at restaurant Suus, and future neighbors could meet each other during a convivial gathering.

Biodiverse and Sustainable Living Environment

Development combination Ballast Nedam Development and Novaform Vastgoedontwikkelaars are also excited about the new phase of De Hoven. Tessa Haarler, on behalf of the combination, stated, "Research shows that a green environment is good for our health. As area developers, we play an important role in creating a biodiverse and sustainable living environment. In De Hoven, we do this by installing nest boxes and rain barrels, creating green roofs, and striving for the most energy-efficient living possible."

With De Hoven, the high ambitions of the Aarlesche Erven area development in terms of sustainability and biodiversity are being realized. The homes are highly energy-efficient. All terraced and corner houses are being built as zero-energy homes. As a result, the new residents will, in principle, have no energy costs based on current legislation. Biodiversity in the neighborhood is greatly enhanced. In collaboration with Vogelbescherming Nederland, nest boxes are being installed in each home. Additionally, some of the homes will feature an ecological 'Faunahotel.' This is designed to house various animals and further stimulate biodiversity. The hotel consists of built-in nest stones for bats, birds, and insects, and support cables for growing greenery. This makes it a true paradise for animals. The design of the Faunahotel is based on the advice of Vogelbescherming.

Construction and Planning

The homes in De Hoven are being built by Van de Klok from Nijmegen. The homes are expected to be completed in the second quarter of next year. The next phase of De Hoven is already on sale. This phase consists of a diverse range of 42 sustainable homes. Most of the homes have already been sold; only two spacious, life-cycle homes are still available. Construction of this phase will start in the fourth quarter of this year. More information can be found on the De Hoven website: www.hoven-aarlesche-erven.nl.