De Zeilen will have about 600 homes available across a range of sizes and price points
With a significant shortage of housing (and indeed space) in the Netherlands, the developers of Groningen’s new Meerstad-district on the north-east side of the city, are busy developing islands that are intended for housing. The new part of Meerstad is to be called De Zeilen (the sails).
Where there used to be meadows, dozens of excavators have been at work since November 2019 to excavate the new residential islands, reports the GIC.
In De Zeilen there is a total space for about 600 varied homes and buildings, a temporary school, childcare and commercial facilities. De Zeilen is intended to be a residential area for everyone, with plans for tiny houses, social rent homes and terraced houses.
In total, about 800,000 m3 of soil has been moved, enough for a hill 30 meters high and a circumference of 1 kilometer.
The total development of De Zeilen and the breakthrough to current areas of the Woldmeer rowing course (planned in 2022) will make the Woldmeer approximately 120 hectares.