Successful market launch: Award-winning THE FIZZ Utrecht featuring 639 apartments opens
- 400 residents have already moved in
- Apartment rentals starting from EUR 418 a month
- Winning of the “Coliving Award” in the Building & Architecture category
- More housing for young people
In Utrecht, Netherlands, International Campus (IC) – a leading developer and operator of micro living concepts in central Europe – has opened the new THE FIZZ Utrecht eight months earlier than originally planned. The first approximately 400 residents have already moved in. The iconic, 15-storey apartment building is the highest building in the Overvecht neighbourhood and winner of the “Coliving Award” in the Building & Architecture category. It features over 639 fully-equipped single and double apartments, almost 1,000 bicycle stands and about 1,000 square metres of communal space, including roof terraces, fitness areas and a library. Apartment rents start at EUR 418 a month.
“Although we are still not 100% finished, we have opened THE FIZZ so that lots of students can have a roof over their heads as quickly as possible and start studying. We would like to express a very warm welcome to our new residents,” said Michael Stump, Chief Operating Officer of the International Campus Group. “Utrecht has grown significantly over the last 15 years but housing supply has not kept up with the pace of population growth. Especially for students, the situation is so critical that some of them even have to camp. THE FIZZ provides urgently required housing for young people and helps relieve the pressure on the strained housing market.”
“Utrecht is a lively and dynamic city with excellent universities and a high quality of life, which consistently attracts a high number of students and an increasing number of international students,” added Michael Stapf, Chief Investment Officer of International Campus Group. “The architecture of the well-connected building – which is also known as “The Cube” – is award winning and designed to facilitate sustainable, active and healthy living and learning. We built this extraordinary property together with the project developer and construction company Van Wijnen, and will keep it in our portfolio.”
About 800 square metres on the ground floor will be let to a coffee brewers/brewery that will be open to visitors and local residents. Talks are currently under way with numerous interested parties for the second commercial premise, which is about 200 square metres. THE FIZZ Utrecht is located in the Overvecht neighbourhood, just 10 minutes away from Utrecht University.
Utrecht has three institutions of higher education: the Utrecht School of the Arts, the University of Applied Science Utrecht and Utrecht University, which was founded in 1636. According to Nuffic, more than 74,000 students study in Utrecht.
Figures from CBS Netherlands put Utrecht’s population in 2020 at around 358,700, up on 275,000 in 2005. About 412,000 people are expected to be living in Utrecht in 2030. The Utrecht agglomeration is home to 660,000 people. The Utrecht central railway station is the most important transport hub in the Netherlands. Schiphol airport is only 40 kilometres away.