Utrecht reach to De Planeet

For those opposed to all the new building in Utrecht, some good news as plans were unveiled today to redevelop De Planeet (The Planet), an iconic shopping and office complex in the old town of Utrecht.

The plan is for it to be radically renovated and preserved in the coming years.

Owner Syntrus Achmea Real Estate & Finance plan to have the façade restored to its former glory. 

The intention is for the renovation to start in the middle of next year, with the completion being estimated for two years later.

In the new plan for De Planeet, the ground floor and first floor will be used as shops function. From the second floor up to  the sixth floor, there will be a total of 7,000 m2 of office and meeting rooms that will be rented out flexibly.

There are plans for Bicycle storage and Syntrus Achmea is still investigating whether the double basement of the building can be used for a  bicycle storage facility.

Development manager Walter van Leeuwe of Syntrus Achmea says:

“We strongly believe in buildings that unite multiple functions, especially in the inner cities. De Planeet uses this philosophy with shopping and working. And if the bicycle parking can be available, we also contribute to more sustainable mobility in Utrecht. “

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Jon Wilkins

Jon Wilkins is Welsh and lives in England. He is a writer. A Europhile and Remainer, he is a regular visitor to Utrecht and has set his crime novel series in the city.

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