Route Rotsoord no. 10 – Verloop

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W. Verloop, member of the prominent entrepreneurial family, started this machine factory in 1913, naming it the fitting “De Klop”. It was placed next to the water in order for raw materials and finished product could easily be transported.

The factory has been build in the shape of a basilica with plenty of light from all sides, this way they could work longer hours (there was no electricity yet). In 1922, the laundry machines factory Poenschen & Wesse was established here. After 1940, the company De Adelaar produced concentrated fodder here. Later on, this became Vicona.

New foundations and deep concrete floors were made in the factory. The beautiful wooden frame in the back was enforced by placing concrete pilasters next to them. On these pilasters a new floor was created, which was used to mix grains. The front part was filled with square silos with a funnel-end.

Silos were also placed against the facade. The municipality of Utrecht has, rightfully so, made a lot of effort to prevent the building from demolition.

Route Rotsoord no. 10 – Verloop

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