Vredenburg 17, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Renovation of existing asset

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Energy use

Through a large scale renovation of the whole asset including the renewal of all technical installations Together with the installation of energy efficient lifts and escalators, a highly insulated façade and solar panels.


Redevco designed and renovated the asset with the intention of letting the retail space in the basement, ground and first floor to Decathlon. The tenant Zalencentrum Vredenburg took the opportunity to renovate their space.

  • The building was extremely dated therefore a complete metamorphosis was required.
  • The building’s refurbishment included renewal of the entire front facades and the renovation of the other facades, resulting in a contemporary, warm and attractive retail property with double height shop windows and entrance.
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Update: In 2021, we achieved the standard for the certification of Vredenburg in Utrecht, the Netherlands to a BREEAM In-Use ‘Excellent’ rating.


Our team worked closely together with the tenants (Decathlon and Zalencentrum Vredenburg) to reach this great result.

Key measures

  • Energy efficient elevators (Kone) and escalators (ThyssenKrupp).
  • Façade adjustments, including: opening up the façade by increasing the percentage of glass.
  • Light measurements to improve the lighting quality and levels.
  • Installation of water-saving toilets, taps and dishwashers.
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  • Collaboration with tenant is very important
  • Knowledge about energy reduction measurements too.
  • A BREEAM improvement may lead to a substantial subsidy.
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  • Low energy lifts & escalators
  • Increased percentage of insulated glass
  • Highly insulated
  • LED Lighting (by tenants)
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Vredenburg 17
The Netherlands

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Decathlon & Zalencentrum Vredenburg