The Hague, September 1, 2020 – The area around The Hague Central Station is one of the places where the city wants to realize homes and workplaces for the rapidly growing urban population in the coming years. The Bellevue location (the area between the Rijnstraat, Koningin Julianaplein, Bezuidenhoutseweg and the Oranjebuitensingel, next to the Hoftoren) will be transformed into a modern and lively part of the city center. The plan embodies a mixed-use program of amenities, 1,200 apartments and 28,000 m2 of office space. A substantial part of the housing program is allocated to social and affordable rent. The ground floor of the two towers will facilitate a fitness center, childcare, bicycle repair shop and meeting places for residents, office users and visitors. The development plans were explained tonight during an online information meeting. The construction of the Bellevue location is planned to start in 2023.
The integrated development of the Bellevue location fits in well with the need of the municipality of The Hague to realize new homes for the rapidly growing urban population and to further boost the economic development of the Central Innovation District (CID). The Bellevue location will become a landmark high-rise location and will soon also form a logical connection between the modern and the historic parts of the city, connecting The Hague Central Station to the shopping and recreational areas. The proposed plan concerns a new development with a mixed-use program, comprising offices, facilities and meeting places in the urban layer. Green roofs and facades are integrated into the building. There will be two towers of approximately 180 meters with (rental) homes for a broad urban target group (young and elderly) who would like to live in a dynamic and inspiring environment, in the middle of the city center with its facilities, the greenery of the Koekamp and nearby public transport.