THE FIZZ Utrecht opens


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.

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