The housing shortage faced by international students will decrease at least a little bit with the completion of a residential tower with space for 250 residents.
Translation by Traci White
As reported in the Groningen Internet Courant, the tower will be 60 meters tall and will be able to accommodate 250 students once it is completed in 2021. Construction on the building at the Vrydemalaan, near UMCG, is set to begin in mid-2019.
Plans for the residential building were announced during a presentation about construction plans by SSH (Stichting Studentenhuisvesting), the municipality of Groningen and Enschede-based construction company Koopmans. Rooms in the building will be rented out by SSH, which coordinates international student housing in Groningen on behalf of the universities.
The rooms will be approximately 18 meters squared and will come with their own bathroom, and student residents will have shared kitchen facilities of around 28 meters squared.
The design for the building was developed by Amsterdam-based KENK architects. The residential tower is part of the wider development efforts at the Bodenterrein north of the UMCG complex. The municipality plans for the area to form a link between the Oosterparkwijk and the city centre.