VanWonen sells 720m2 of restaurant space Lange Wemen in Hengelo

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Restaurant entrepreneur George ten Brummelhuis will be investing in the new Lange Wemen restaurant space. Today, Ten Brummelhuis and area developer VanWonen signed for this. The new restaurant plaza opposite the town hall will form the lively heart of Hengelo’s radically transformed city centre. The restaurant space will be home to two unique restaurant concepts that will add something new and exciting to the city of Hengelo. The commercial operators will be announced soon. Ten Brummelhuis was advised by Boers Real Estate. 

Above the restaurant space, there will be 39 low-energy rental apartments, including 31 social rental apartments and 8 mid-priced rental apartments. Developer VanWonen recently sold these apartments to housing association Welbions. The mixed-use development is part of the Lange Wemen area development. In Lange Wemen, the old Thiemsbrug shopping centre will be replaced by a new residential area, a new shopping centre with apartments and underground parking. Lange Wemen will be a green and lively addition to the city centre of Hengelo. In total, Lange Wemen will accommodate 250 to 300 homes and 4,000 m2 of commercial space.

Gerard Gerrits, Alderman for the Inner City and Spatial Planning, about the mixed-use development: “I’m very happy that another step has been taken in making the inner city ever more attractive. With the start of the construction of the restaurant space, a long-cherished wish is coming true. We are delighted that Hengelo restaurant entrepreneur George ten Brummelhuis is showing the drive and ambition to make the new restaurant space a success.”

Master Plan Lange Wemen
A Master Plan is being prepared for the next phase of Lange Wemen. This Master Plan consists of a further elaboration of the plans with an urban development design, residential programme, ideas for the layout of the area, and phasing and planning. VanWonen Director André ten Vergert is visibly proud: “With the development and realisation of this mixed-use development with restaurants on the ground floor, we are taking the first important step in the entire area development of Lange Wemen. This is where a new part of the city centre will emerge: sustainable, energy-efficient and inviting.”

Construction starts around May
The building was designed by Koschuch Architects and reflects the characteristics of the post-war architecture of Hengelo. The building and operating permit has now been granted. Construction company Trebbe plans to start construction around May 2024. Jeroen Gietema, director at Trebbe: “I am proud that Trebbe was asked to do the construction. I live in Hengelo myself so it’s really great to contribute to making this city become even more beautiful.” Ten Brummelhuis expects to open his doors in October 2025.

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