Unilever N.V. bouwt achter haar bestaande gebouw bij de Rochussenstraat een vijftig meter hoge kantoorflat wegens nijpend ruimtegebrek. Het gebouw wordt in 1959 opgeleverd maar huist tegenwoordige de Hogeschool Rotterdam.
In de zestiger jaren is er te weinig capaciteit voor medische studenten in Nederland en wordt besloten tot de bouw van een Medische Faculteit in Rotterdam. Deze is gereed in 1972.
The initial plan was to terminate the block of commercial premises along Delftsestraat with two buildings at Schiekade.
Floors one to four were occupied by Shell Tankers, five and six by Shell Nederland, and seven and eight by the regional office for the Dutch gas company (Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij).
The offices of the paper wholesaler Esveha on Botersloot were totally destroyed in the bombardment.
In November 1954, the well-known Rotterdam architect Hugh Maaskant designed a four-floor cube-shaped commercial building that aligned with the other structures on Delftsestraat.
The Nationale Levensverzekering Bank building on Boompjes was only slightly damaged in the war, but it was still decided to build a new structure on Schiekade.
The Rijks Automobiel Centrale (RAC) was founded in 1936 to operate the fleet of vehicles of the national postal service.
The building for Kramer and Röder, a wholesalers that traded in ironware and tools, was built at the same time as the premises for another firm of wholesalers, De Lange and Reek.
Heer Bokelweg became the connection between Schiekade and the Rotte Tracé, a wide road from the centre to the motorway to Utrecht. The Katshoek building was the first structure built on this new and wide city boulevard.
‘Vooruitgang’, the Rotterdam Cooperative Bakery and Consumer Association, was founded in 1898 to provide good-quality bread and other foodstuffs to working class people at an affordable price.