Helping to create a new defining standard in hostel accommodation

Currently expanding into The Netherlands and Amsterdam, Generator has converted an old and disused university building with monumental status on the edge of the Oosterpark into a 566-bed hostel.

Importantly for the hostel, the social spaces have been given strong consideration. The design includes a chill-out cafe and bar area in the old lecture auditorium hall (with a mezzanine level being inserted above), a basement bar and more than 160 bedrooms.

Key information

Location: Amsterdam

Date started: 2014

Completion date: 2016

  • 566 bed hostel
  • 160 bedrooms

Our contribution

Turner & Townsend was appointed to provide client representative services and project and cost Management on the development off the hostel, and to assist in several post-handover optimisations to increase operational capabilities. With early involvement we assisted throughout the life-span of the project and prior to actual construction.

Our guidance and advice during the pre-construction phase included:

During the construction phase Turner & Townsend had the following responsibilities.

After the handover Turner & Townsend assisted by delivering:

Making the difference

Our intimate knowledge of the local market and developer-led construction strategy, together with skills and experiences gained on other hospitality projects across the Netherlands and Europe, allows us to bring best practice to the development.

Through the reporting procedures that have been implemented we provide the client with a clear and concise dashboard to track progress on site easily. These monthly reports highlight any areas of concern early and allow corrective actions to be discussed.

We are also successfully removing all language barriers that the project may have caused for the UK-based client and financing.

For further information contact:

Katharina Meesters
Business Generation Consultant

t: +31 (0)20 6580 060

Hotels and hospitality