Camelot Evacuate Squatters from Shell Tower

On 2nd February 2012 Camelot completed repairs and renovations following the mass evacuation of squatters from the Shell Building in central Amsterdam.

On 2nd February 2012 Camelot completed repairs and renovations following the mass evacuation of squatters from the Shell Building in central Amsterdam.

Over twenty employees worked cleaning and restoring the building to make habitable in order for Live-in Guardians to move in and secure the property.

The Amsterdam council owns the 15,000 square metre building and hired Camelot to manage the it immediately after the Police eviction the previous Friday. The site was initially secured by fences so no-one could enter until the area was safe and clean. Following the initial clear-up, industrially cleaning began, removing excrement, drug needles and rubbish left by the squatters. The facilities team then went in to repair installations and ensure the building had basic services such as water and electricity.

In anticipation of the buildings future use Camelot have created temporary workspaces for small and start-up businesses, generating revenue for the client and offering low cost office lets during the period of vacancy.