The Kaaspakhuis in Gouda can look back on a century of cheese-making. In recent years, the warehouse has undergone an extraordinary conversion, currently housing a total of 52 inner-city flats. The original cheese warehouse, which was owned by ‘De Producent’, is on the national heritage register. This is why most elements of its transformation only reveal themselves after you enter the building.
The two warehouse buildings were originally separated by a ventilation alley. By removing sections of the floor and facade along both ends and roofing over the area, we have successfully transformed the alley into a wide covered hallway. Residents pass through this corridor to enter the spacious atrium, which offers access to the flats on the four different floors. The building’s rich past is tangibly evoked by the original cheese boards decorating the atrium walls.
Each of the new loft-style flats in the building is one of a kind. The homes are all stylish, tasteful and state-of-the-art. Work on the 52 flats was completed in mid-2017. In addition to 52 residential units, the Kaaspakhuis accommodates over 500 m² of office space on the ground floor – with that special atmosphere and vibe that can only be found in a historical warehouse of this kind. For further information about leasing one of the spaces, feel free to contact the manager White House Development.
The initiative for this interesting project was taken by White House Development together with Mei architect and planners. The two partners can look back on a successful transformation, handled in collaboration with contractor Vergeer Bouw b.v. and the real estate agency Boer Makelaardij.