Kanaelzicht in Willebroek

New appartment building Kanaelzicht in Willebroek, Belgium

In 1860, Louis De Naeyer founded his paper factory alongside the Willebroek canal. Today, Jan De Nul Group builds three new apartment buildings here, with 77 appartments in total, a few concrete shell spaces and a large underground car park of almost 4,000 m².

The ‘Usines De Naeyer’ office building and corresponding water tower represent an important piece of history within the Rupelstreek. All around the office building, Jan De Nul realises a bold new-build project that creates a modern streetscape.

Jan De Nul Group integrates some authentic elements in the vast complex. Eye-catchers such as the protected water tower and the monumental Peace Bridge will uphold the historical character of this new neighbourhood. The floor-high windows and terraces with a view of the water will create a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere and much needed breathing space.

The project will be delivered in March 2021.

Sustainable living

Sustainability is a central consideration in the Kanaelzicht project. A large part of the newly built apartments are near-zero energy apartments. For this project, Jan De Nul Group chose solar panels with high WP values, and integrated green roofs. Such roofs are not only better from an aesthetic perspective, they also have a positive impact on water storage, heat regulation, sound insulation, air purification, etc. The investments in energy-saving measures combined with an efficient building shell and green energy will soon be recovered by low energy bills.

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