• Necessary documentation for BREEAM certification and building permit
  • Custom fit out in line with client’s ambition
Royal FloraHolland is a cooperative which connects flower growers with buyers to create the largest floriculture marketplace in the world. To define and realise its development programme, we worked closely with Royal FloraHolland and internal stakeholders to create a vibrant, collaborative working environment and align with our client’s sustainability ambitions. 

Meeting the latest regulations for material use and impact

All new buildings and major renovations in the Netherlands have to meet regulatory standards on the environmental impact of materials (Environmental Performance of Buildings - MPG). Our sustainability experts conducted an environmental impact assessment which combining data from our multi-disciplinary team in one calculation. It provided a measure of the impact of the building as a whole and for each individual element. This information enabled the environmental impact to be minimised efficiently by initially targeting elements contributing the largest share. 

The environmental impact assessment also provides the basis for optimising the building in respect of the BREEAM certification. We delivered the necessary documentation for BREEAM certification and the building permit. 

Circular fit-out reinforces the client’s brand and identity

During the project, Royal HaskoningDHV proactively introduced concepts of sustainability and circularity to improve the fit-out design. Together with Royal FloraHolland we established an ambition on what circularity should mean for the design of the Floradôme headquarters and investigated opportunities for improvements. We looked at how waste streams from the primary process could be turned to materials used in the fit out, reducing the use of virgin materials. We introduced additional questions for contractors, inviting them to contribute to the client’s ambition.

Our integrated approach, together with circular inner walls and material choices, resulted in a custom fit out in line with our client’s ambition. A green wall is constructed from the trusses used in the primary transportation processes, and the company’s distinctive plant containers are integrated in the design. As well as circularity, these elements ensure the building connects with and reflects Royal Flora Holland’s core business.  
Royal HaskoningDHV’s knowledge and experience on sustainability and circularity that has been implemented in the fit-out is something which we as client would otherwise not have taken into account.

Friso Sijbertsma

Manager Assetmanagement & Facilities RE&FM RFH

Project facts

  • Client
    Royal FloraHolland
  • Location
  • Licensee
    Meet regulatory standards on the environmental impact of materials
  • Wastewater
    Necessary documentation for BREEAM certification and building permit, combined with sustainability and circularity concepts to improve fit-out design