Since it is known that the municipality of Alkmaar has other plans with the "Kringloopboulevard" RataPlan looking for a new location. That search yielded little, in fact all possible places had a different destination, so that the cycle did not fit there. Finally early RataPlan to the landlord HGA whether they would not be willing to take up the premises RataPlan to sell. Given the many years of good relationship, HGA was prepared to take over the building RataPlan selling through RataPlan can now stay on Zijperstraat.
It will not only stay with the purchase of the property. RataPlan intends to renovate the building, where they have been located since 2009, and turn it into a sustainable energy-efficient building. That fits in view of the objectives of RataPlan better at the company. It is a shame that a lot of energy is now being used in the building for heating and lighting. In addition to the wasted energy, this also costs a lot of money, something RataPlan would rather spend on the objective of helping more people at a distance from the labor market to work.
Temporary relocation Zijperstraat
To make the renovation possible RataPlan next year temporarily move to a building further down the Zijperstraat, namely to Zijperstraat 32-34. This building is almost the same size and needs to be relocated RataPlan not a day closed and the renovation can be done very thoroughly.
The recycle team from Alkmaar is very happy about that RataPlan can stay in the Zijperstraat and that their premises will be refurbished. Continuing work is of great importance for the employees of the thrift store. A stable working environment is very important.
The first move will take place somewhere in the first quarter of 2020 and the renovation is expected to take a little less than 1 years. The expectation is that the "cycle boulevard", as we know it in Alkmaar, can continue to exist as a result. Also Kringloopwinkel Loodz15 is going to move from Zijperstraat 15 to a larger accommodation on Zijperstraat 13 to realize a nice renewed thrift store for the longer term.
Recycle new style
There will be more room for meeting in the new store. Are people more visible and busy with things in front of the screens? For example, a Repair Café is part of the new store, there will be a cozy coffee corner, a bicycle repair shop and there will be nice presentations in which examples are given of things that are given a new lease of life with a small adjustment.
Also curious what the Noord-Hollands Dagblad wrote about this subject? Click here!