, July 19, 2012

Ordina provides Rijkswaterstaat with temporary offices

Ordina and the Government Buildings Agency Rijksgebouwendienst today signed an agreement on the provision of temporary office space for between 400 and 500 employees of the department of public works Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) in one of the towers of the Ordina head offices in Nieuwegein, the Netherlands. Ordina has started clearing the tower in question and the RWS employees will be able to move in as of Wednesday 25 July. There will be no announcements on the financial details of the agreement.

“Our initiative towards Rijkswaterstaat is a positive and important move for Ordina, in part because it will mean extra revenue for Ordina. But more importantly, we can show the national government organization that Ordina is a customer-focused and flexible organisation, a proactive organisation that acts effectively and efficiently. And that is exactly what we want to show our clients. A good neighbour is worth more than a far-away friend after all.  For instance, Ordina was one of the first organizations to approach the government department proactively with a practical and feasible solution. I’m proud of that,” says Ordina CEO Stépan Breedveld. 

Ordina initiated the agreement after the RWS had to evacuate its ‘Westraven’ offices in Utrecht following tremors in the structure. The building has been closed ever since and the Government Buildings Agency Rijksgebouwendienst had been looking for alternative temporary locations for the employees of RWS. The Ordina head offices are located at the Ringwade in Nieuwegein, a short distance from the RWS Westraven building. 

"The Government Buildings Agency and Ordina reached flexible and efficient agreements on the temporary use of office space for our employees. The Ordina head office building is a good answer to our location requirements because it is located adjacent to the Westraven premises and it also has fully equipped work places with good ICT facilities. That is why we have chosen Ordina," says Eva Klein Schiphorst, director of Real Estate at the Government Buildings Agency.