New-build residential tower block TU/e approaching top

This week work has begun on the top floor of the new residential tower block being built on the TU/e campus, between Traverse and the river Dommel. As of August the flats will be rented out to international students and PhD candidates of TU/e so that they can move in before the new academic year.

The construction, commissioned by Vestide (which is part of Woonbedrijf Eindhoven) is proceeding successfully. The construction company has not had any setbacks so far. Better still: the activities are ahead of planning. By mid-July the flats will be completed.

The tower block does not have a name yet, although the working name says Parkview on the banner in front of the tower. There will be room for 303 persons. There are 121 small and 66 big rooms, 12 independent two-room flats and 104 group homes.

The tower will be the first permanent accommodation on campus. The 186 space cabins on the TU/e campus being rented out by Vestide at present, were placed there in 2005 by way of temporary solution for a student accommodation shortage. As of August 16 they will be dismantled. Their inhabitants have the first choice in the new tower.

Edited by: Hanny van Belkom

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