Construction of Soetegaerde phase III in the Nijmegen district of Waalsprong has started
11 November 2021
News item, Area and Property Development
The final construction phase of Soetegaerde in the Woenderskamp neighbourhood has officially begun. During the kick-off ceremony on 11 November, Kees van Aalsburg, project manager of the municipality of Nijmegen, VanWonen Director of Acquisitions André ten Vergert, and Antoinette Wilmot, commercial director at Reinbouw, laid the first floor slab, drawing loud applause from the future residents.
The Woenderskamp neighbourhood in Nijmegen is taking shape. Within this neighbourhood, there will be six neighbourhood units - of which Soetegaerde is one. The third, and therefore final, phase of the Soetegaerde neighbourhood involves the construction of 37 homes. These vary from semi-detached homes that are suitable for ‘ageing in place’, to end-of-terrace houses and mid-terrace houses. “Not only is wildlife and recreation area De Waaijer within walking distance, but we also aim to create a green neighbourhood with nature-inclusive measures. For example, many nesting facilities for house sparrows, bats and swifts have been included in the plan,” explains André ten Vergert.
Future residents can connect to the history of their neighbourhood in Historische Tuinderij Warmoes, a market garden where vegetables and fruit are grown in the traditional way, and at the old Fort Beneden Lent. The first energy-neutral shopping centre, currently under construction, will also be nearby and will open in the Waalsprong district in 2023. Kees van Aalsburg: "This is an area in development that offers a wide variety of new homes to Nijmegen’s residents.” We are also investing in health; one example is the municipality's realisation of a green walking trail, aimed at promoting exercise and therefore contributing to people's vitality.
The construction kick-off is the final part of the Soetegaerde development. “With the construction of phase III, we are completing Soetegaerde. It has become a beautiful neighbourhood with many different types of homes. A nice place to live. We wish all home buyers and tenants much happiness in living here,” adds Antoinette Wilmot. Soetegaerde is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2022.