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Plans Unveiled For Former HQ Buildings

The new owners of two buildings situated on Akzo Nobel's HQ site in the Netherlands have revealed part of their plans.

Plans have been announced to turn a former part of Akzo Nobel’s headquarters complex in Arnhem, the Netherlands, into apartments and offices.

The company agreed to sell its Enk and Fontanus buildings—situated on the Velperweg site—at the end of last year. Now the new owners, Klaassen Vastgoedontwikkeling and HBG Vastgoed, have outlined part of their plans.

The front of the Enk will be converted into around 60 luxury apartments, while the rear section of the building has been earmarked for offices. No final decision has yet been made about the new use for the Fontanus.

The Enk was built in 1956 and underwent large-scale refurbishment six years ago.

(Released: January 22, 2003)