- Building comprises a total of 394 student apartments
- Fit-out works will begin at the end of the first quarter, opening is planned for the end of 2023
- New design experience for common areas of THE FIZZ brand being rolled out
- Focus on sustainability of the building and nature inclusivity in landscaping
International Campus (IC), a leader in the European student housing market, celebrated topping off for THE FIZZ Leiden, Netherlands together with the general contractor Bouwbedrijf Niersman (“Niersman”). Representatives from IC and Niersman celebrated the topping off together with the construction crew on site. Upon expected completion at the end of 2023, the building will offer 394 independent studios for students. Construction of the two-part building began in early 2022. It will be IC’s second house in the Netherlands, after the award-winning THE FIZZ Utrecht. IC is targeting LEED Gold certification for the building.
JK Veldink, Senior Developer at International Campus in the Netherlands, said: “We are currently right on schedule. The fit-out of the building will commence at the end of Q1 2023. With this schedule, we aim for moving in the first students at the end of this year or the beginning of next year.”
Kristian Aipassa, Director Development at International Campus in the Netherlands, added: “With THE FIZZ Leiden we will set new standards. The architectural design by Kokon Architectuur and interior design by TANK offers spacious communal areas, a variety of different studio types and, above all, a focus on sustainability: this includes a thermal energy system, solar panels, a rainwater collection system and a green roof and a green facade. In addition, IC focused on incorporating nature inclusivity into the landscaping. Furthermore, IC supports the tenants in optimising their energy, electricity and water consumption by providing a submeter for each apartment. In this way, the tenants join IC in its sustainability efforts.”
Rogier Hetterschijt, Head of Acquisitions at International Campus in the Netherlands, says: “The location in Leiden is perfect for our new student residence: it is well connected to Leiden University, the Leiden Bio Science Park, the city centre and the train station. Leiden, like the rest of the Netherlands, has a massive shortage of adequate housing for students. In Leiden, there were just under 8,600 places in student accommodation for around 46,300 enrolled students in the academic year 2021–2022. We want to counteract this considerable undersupply and realise additional projects in the Netherlands in the future. We are staying on course for growth and are relieving the regular housing market in the process.”
Rotterdam, Amsterdam and The Hague can be reached in less than 30 minutes by train or car. Schiphol International Airport near Amsterdam is also only 30 minutes away.