Nijmegen, Waalfront

BPD is currently developing the Waalfront between the city centre of Nijmegen the river Waal, in close cooperation with the municipality of Nijmegen. Over 2,000 homes and various amenities will be created on the spot where the Romans built their forts in ancient times. The first district to be completed will be the Handelskade (trade quay), a lively section of the inner city situated in an inland harbour, and close to the city's central train station.

The industrial history of this area serves as the mainstay for its design. Upon completion over 500 owner-occupied and rental apartments and commercial units on the ground floor, including restaurants and sidewalk cafes, will be available. The high tower along the bank of the river Waal is a prominent landmark. The Handelskade is comprised of a variety of attractive buildings arranged around an intimate, green courtyard. A parking garage will be realised under the complex.

The Handelskade will be a lively section of the inner city, situated on an inland harbour

The Netherlands


Project name
Handelskade, Waalfront

Number and type of units
530 apartments (owner-occupied, market and subsidised rental)

Extra facilities
Approximately 3.000 m² of commercial space (including catering)

HvdN architecten, Mulleners + Mulleners Architecten en Vera Yanovshtchinsky architecten

Start of development

Start of construction