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Sweco have won a multi-million euro contract from the municipality of Amsterdam to transform districts in the city.

The contract, worth €1 million each year up until April 2021, will see Sweco provide their advice and engineering services to bring about urban development in three districts of Amsterdam; IJburg-2, Zeeburgereiland and Overamstel.

It is a crucial scheme for Amsterdam’s future new homes supply, which will see 50,000 new homes created by 2025.

Throughout these districts, Sweco will not only give advice and engineering assistance, but will also provide design, procurement and contract management services.

Tjeerd Roozendaal, Director of the Engineering Division for the Municipality of Amsterdam, said: “We wish to make optimum use of Sweco’s expertise in order to tackle this huge challenge in the most innovative and performance-based manner possible.”

All three districts bring with them differing challenges for design, build and engineering, as IJburg is an area located on reclaimed land, while Zeeburgereiland is in a historically industrial area and Overamstel is based at a former inner city commercial site.

Once the initial contract ends in April 2021, there are four further one-year options to continue the agreement.

(image credit: sweco.co.uk)