Acquisition in Leiden


International Campus acquires student residence in Leiden / Netherlands for its “THE FIZZ” brand

  • Deve­lo­p­ment Pro­ject for 394 stu­dent apart­ments
  • Com­mu­ni­ty spaces and com­mu­ni­ty gar­den
  • Sel­ler is Niers­man Pro­ject Deve­lo­p­ment B.V.
  • Start of con­s­truc­tion plan­ned for ear­ly 2022

Inter­na­tio­nal Cam­pus Group (IC), one of Europe’s lar­gest deve­lo­pers and ope­ra­tors of pur­po­se built urban living con­cepts for stu­dents and pro­fes­sio­nals in nor­t­hern and cen­tral Euro­pe, is plea­sed to announ­ce the acqui­si­ti­on of a new stu­dent resi­dence in Lei­den, the Net­her­lands. The sel­ler is Niers­man Pro­ject Deve­lo­p­ment B.V. and the con­ve­ni­ent­ly loca­ted pro­per­ty will con­sist of two buil­dings con­nec­ted by a bridge and con­tai­ning a total of 394 resi­den­ti­al units, tail­o­red com­mu­ni­ty spaces and a com­mu­ni­ty gar­den. The pro­ject will incor­po­ra­te the latest in sus­tainable design and green buil­ding tech­no­lo­gy. Kokon Archi­tec­tuur & Steden­bouw B.V. has desi­gned the buil­ding with solar panels, a rain­wa­ter coll­ec­tion sys­tem, a heat pump and a roof plan­ted with sedum. The start of con­s­truc­tion is sche­du­led for ear­ly 2022, with com­ple­ti­on to take place by the end of 2023.

Rogier Het­ter­schijt, Head of Acqui­si­ti­ons for the Net­her­lands at Inter­na­tio­nal Cam­pus Group, noted: “THE FIZZ Lei­den is well desi­gned, has a gre­at varie­ty of rooms of dif­fe­rent sizes, is high­ly sus­tainable, and has an abun­dance in amenities.The asset is well-con­nec­ted to the city cent­re, Lei­den Cen­tral Sta­ti­on, Lei­den Bio Sci­ence Park and Lei­den Uni­ver­si­ty. The Lei­den stu­dent mar­ket is cha­rac­te­ri­sed by a huge short­fall in sui­ta­ble stu­dent housing and the shorta­ges are expec­ted to increase fur­ther over the coming years. With this asset we can cater to the high demand for next gene­ra­ti­on stu­dent housing in the City.”

THE FIZZ in Lei­den: Visua­li­sa­ti­on © Niers­man

Night Visua­li­sa­ti­on © Niers­man

“Alt­hough Lei­den is only our second stu­dent resi­dence in the Netherlands,International Cam­pus is making signi­fi­cant future invest­ments in the Net­her­lands to address the signi­fi­cant under sup­p­ly of resi­den­ti­al offe­rings for both stu­dents and pro­fes­sio­nals”, said Micha­el Stapf, Chief Invest­ment Offi­cer at Inter­na­tio­nal­Cam­pus Group. “We are also loo­king at least two other new oppor­tu­ni­ties in the mar­ket, which we hope to announ­ce in the coming months”.

Foun­ded in 1575, the Uni­ver­si­teit Lei­den is the oldest uni­ver­si­ty in the Net­her­lands and one of the hig­hest ran­king uni­ver­si­ties in the coun­try, par­ti­cu­lar­ly in the fields of huma­ni­ty, poli­ti­cal sci­ence and law. Accor­ding to the uni­ver­si­ty, more than 32,000 stu­dents are enrol­led (as of 2020). In addi­ti­on, Lei­den is also the home to uni­ver­si­ties of appli­ed sci­en­ces as well as seve­ral pri­va­te insti­tu­ti­ons.

The grea­ter Lei­den area has around 430,300 inha­bi­tants, as of 2020. Rot­ter­dam, Ams­ter­dam and Den Haag can be acces­sed quick­ly via rail (less than 30 minu­tes) and for the dar­ing, the beach is twen­ty minu­tes away by car, while Schip­hol Air­port is just over 30 minu­tes away.

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