Developer and investor in a team

Living in the Galaxy Tower in Utrecht

The Galaxy Tower in Utrecht is the last piece of the redevelopment jigsaw around the Jaarbeursplein. It resolves a number of important functional issues. And the process leading up to its development is the fruit of a unique collaboration.

WhereJaarbeursplein, Utrecht
What250 hotel rooms and 330 apartments
Commissioned bySPF Beheer
InvestorSPF Beheer
ArchitectTangram Architekten
Completion2020

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SENS is supervising the development and construction of the apartments and the underground car park on behalf of the investors, Spoorweg Pensioenfonds & Stichting Pensioenfonds Openbaar Vervoer. The collaboration between one of these funds, SPF, and SENS is quite unique: SENS is using its expertise as a developer to help SPF, the investor, on the development of the apartments. The entire project is a joint effort between developer and investor, which makes it easier to share relevant know-how and experience with our partners and so enhance the quality of the end result. Construction work is expected to commence in 2018 and completion is planned for 2021.

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The Galaxy Tower is a unique combination of a 250-room 4-star hotel and 330 high-end and upmarket rental apartments. The 90-metre tower will be realised by Amrâth Hotels & Restaurant on the Jaarbeursplein, opposite Utrecht Central Station and the Beatrix Theatre. The building will form a crucial link between the businesses on the Jaarbeursplein and the new residential area being developed there. The tower is being built according to sustainable principles: solar panels on the roof and the façade will keep down the building’s energy consumption, for example.