Amstel Tower - An asset to the Amsterdam skyline
Amstel Tower: 192 apartments, 168m2 retail space and a hotel with 186 rooms run by Meininger. With an underground parking garage with 171 spaces and on the ground floor two catering establishments, it is a spectacular building with a great view of the river Amstel and the city centre. It is described as an asset to the Amsterdam skyline.
The building was designed by the architect, Powerhouse Company, for the developer, Provast.
Contractor J.P. van Eesteren started construction of the building in December 2015. The hotel was completed in early 2018, the parking garage shortly followed, and the residential tower will be completed at the end of June.
Eurosafe Solutions provided the fall protection systems, so that it is possible to work safely at height on and around the building at all times.
The execution of maintenance work on and around the Amstel Tower involves safety risks. In order to be able to carry out work on the roofs and on the facades safely, the right protection against falls was required.
An important aspect of this requirement was that the appearance of the building would be affected as little as possible.
Working safely is our priority. On the advice of Eurosafe Solutions and in consultation with Power House Company, top-tier systems were opted for on the façades. This is the most secure solution.
During the design phase of the building, Power House Company considered the fall protection requirements for the maintenance activities required on the project.
Work on the façade
Eurosafe solutions installed a Söll Xenon overhead system so that the cleaning of the windows and other maintenance work on the façade can be carried out safely. With this system there is minimal impact on the appearance of the building. The workers can travel freely, and work safely Secured to the system.
Work on the roof
Eurosafe Solutions installed MSA Latchways cable systems and free-standing anchor points. This type of fall protection system, unlike guardrail, creates minimal impact on the appearance of the building. Operatives can gain access to all areas required for maintenance and carry out activities safely.