The Sugar Refinery Site maintained its mere industrial function until 2005. Now it will transformed into an area with a multi purpose character, including a park, housings and retail shops.
The site’s area bordering the Zuidburgweg, Rodestraat and Brikkerijstraat will be named Suikerpark (Sugar Park). It will consist of about 450 housings, retail shops, a vast town park, a pond for recreational purposes and a lively neighborhood square. Suikerpark is a place for tantalizing mix of living, relaxing and working areas in a unique park environment.
It was paramount not only to give the living and working areas a green character, but also to ensure that flexibility and diversity were offered at an affordable price. This means there will be apartments, terraced houses, living areas for the disabled, co-housings, flexible offices areas and room for liberal professions.