Have a look at our reference projects

We have participated in a wide range of ambitious spatial developments. On this page, you find information on a small selection of our reference projects. Our roles varied from Development Manager to Director of Area Development and Land Use Economist.

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Town of CanmoreNanaimo Old City QuarterOld IJmuidenSchool Amenities
 
City of QuesnelSocial and Public Real EstateJulianadorp at SeaBusiness Park Kooypunt
Town of Canmore

The Town of Canmore finds itself surrounded by one of Canada’s most spectacular natural environments. It has a vibrant downtown and offers excellent housing in neighbourhoods that are safe and full of character. A less attractive aspect of Canmore is that for many people it has become increasingly unaffordable to buy or rent a home. Canmore has one of the highest housing costs in Alberta.

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At the request of Canmore Community Housing Corporation, we have developed the Business Plan for new affordable housing projects to create homes with purchase prices or rental rates considerably below market value. The developments will include a mix of market and non-market housing with quality architecture and public spaces that fit the neighbourhood character.

Town of Canmore
Nanaimo Old City Quarter

Dunefield Consulting has many years of experience in revitalizing underutilized and unattractive areas. One such project is located in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter for which we have performed the feasibility study, business planning and rezoning. New affordable housing options will be created for young couples, families with young children and active seniors, resulting in a more diverse neighbourhood.

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The future use of the development site will be a good addition to the existing qualities of the Old City Quarter. The design complements the ground-oriented nature of the surroundings and includes a mix of residential and commercial spaces, compatible with the needs of the neighbourhood. The location’s proximity to the downtown core promotes walking and biking, reducing dependency on cars.

Nanaimo Old City Quarter
City of Quesnel

The City of Quesnel is known as an attractive and affordable place to live. However, for some residents a safe and appropriate home is out of reach. More and better housing is needed for homeless people. There are waiting lists for those who cannot live independently. Also, for singles, single-parent households and seniors it is hard to find affordable homes in safe and attractive neighbourhoods.

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We have assisted the City in this challenge by developing an action-oriented Affordable Housing Strategy. The focus of this strategy is on building partnerships between the City and its stakeholders, such as BC Housing and housing and care providers. Our strategy defines priorities, introduces pragmatic solutions and builds public support for the development of new affordable housing options.

City of Quesnel
Social and Public Real Estate

Municipalities and their partners have large portfolios of social and public real estate, usually in unique locations. However, much of the real estate portfolio has just one functional use and is often managed in a fragmented fashion. In our vision, cities can get much more social and financial return from their real estate if they apply it strategically to their policy goals and if operations are rationalized.

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We have managed the real estate portfolios of the cities of Den Helder and Velsen. In this role, we successfully aligned the muncipal assets with the cities’ long-term ambitions, resulting in higher financial and social return. Costs were reduced and multi-functional use was stimulated. The social return increased by providing better social and cultural amenities to local residents.

Social and Public Real Estate
Old IJmuiden

Old IJmuiden is founded in 1876 at the mouth of the North Sea Canal. With such a strategic location, this district soon turned into a centre for North Sea fishery and maritime industry. Today however, it has lost some of its appeal. The city of IJmuiden teamed-up with housing associations and developers to turn the area into an attractive mix of residential, recreational and commercial functions.

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In the first phase of the project, nearly 300 homes will be developed in Old IJmuiden. A lively and family-friendly area will arise in the centre, with large family houses, pedestrian-friendly designs and commercial and cultural functions. At the waterfront, architecturally distinct high-rises create a spectacular residential environment and spatial quality currently unknown to the region.

Old IJmuiden
School Amenities

Dunefield has worked closely with school boards and municipalities to realize new accommodations for education, sport and other community uses. An example is the multifunctional community centre IJsselmeerstraat in Den Helder, The Netherlands. This development is part of a neighbourhood revitalization program and entails two schools, sports clubs, child daycare and affordable rental housing.

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Other projects are the development of the primary school Poolster with child daycare in Den Helder and the Junior College and sport centre in Julianadorp, The Netherlands. We have contributed to these projects with feasibility studies, preparing agreements between school boards, developers and cities, negotiating land and real estate transactions, and managing the rezoning process.

School Amenities
Julianadorp at Sea

Julianadorp at Sea is a growing seaside municipality in North Holland. Now counting 14,000 inhabitants, the community has ambitious plans for further urban growth and expansion of its recreational economy. The strategy is to make better use of the town's attractive setting at the coast and natural qualities. New family-friendly neighbourhoods are developed, starting with Julianadorp East.

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Julianadorp East is a development plan for 615 affordable dwellings, a public school, businesses and sports facilities. The project is directly adjacent to the oldest parts of Julianadorp at Sea, demanding a respectful approach. A unique selling point is the adaptable building concept that offers residents the opportunity to continuously adapt their homes according to their changing lifestyles.

Julianadorp at Sea
Business Park Kooypunt

Business Park Kooypunt is perfectly sited for the exploration of North Sea gas and oil reserves, and for the servicing of offshore wind parks. The area is accessible by road, sea, inland waterways and air. The province of North Holland and the municipalities of Anna Paulowna and Den Helder are cooperating to further develop the business park into a regional economic centre.

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The plans for Business Park Kooypunt entail the development of 320 acres of industrial park, new facilities for the civil and military airports and an inland port for industries active in the offshore exploitation of fossil and wind energy. Phase 1 of the business park is successfully completed. The second phase is currently in development and phase 3 is in preparation.

Business Park Kooypunt