Ghent - Project Houtdokken

Project in progress in category urban development projects

This project forms part of Ghelamco’s strategy as an urban project developer.
Ghent is strategically located on the axis from northern France – Netherlands and the United Kingdom – Germany and is one of the country’s major university cities, with a population of more than 230,000 and approximately 50,000 students. Given the steady growth of its economy, including the business generated by the port, Ghent has a great many opportunities to offer for the future.

The land that Ghelamco is developing is located next to the Houtdokken district and was previously the Oude Dokken area situated along Aziëstraat towards Ghent.

The spatial execution plan will see this historic site redeveloped into a residential and recreational area that also includes space for commercial and business activities.

As a result of the expansion of the Ghent Ring Road and the Oude Dokken area as part of Ghent city centre, the project will become a new part of town, with full infrastructure, excellent transport links and modern architecture – as well as views over the adjacent canals.

The developing region intends to use our expertise in the various areas encompassed by the project to develop this exceptional site into a new, modern and integrated section of the city of Ghent, focusing on affordable housing, social housing, public spaces and the creation of a green ‘lung’ for the city-dwellers.