With this property, Wonen Limburg wants to add student housing in the city with an appropriate value for money.
Wim Hazeu, director of Wonen Limburg: “There is a lot of private accommodation on offer in Maastricht. This is a nice addition to it. Moreover, by offering so many rooms in one building all of a sudden, we create a welcome clustering. This is partly at the request of the city and the university. A lot of fragmentation puts pressure on the neighbourhoods. That is why they too think it is important for housing corporations to invest in (independent) student housing.”
Vivianne Heijnen, alderwoman for housing of the city of Maastricht, is also pleased with the completion of the Wauwhaus: 'Maastricht is developing more and more emphatically as an international university city in a powerful knowledge region. Good housing is an inseparable part of this. Wauwhaus provides a clever response to the changing needs and thus complements the existing offer. In this way, Wonen Limburg is making a strong contribution to our joint task of providing the increasing number of students with a pleasant place to live. On behalf of the city, I am very grateful to all the participating parties.”
Fully furnished and decorated, the rooms are managed through Huizen Beheer Maastricht. The fact that all the rooms are rented out in a matter of weeks, without a prior physical visit, shows that the students are also happy with this type of accommodation.
Tom Kissels of Huizen Beheer Maastricht confirms: “Certainly the foreign students indicated when they enrolled that they opted consciously for this concept with many communal areas and attention to comfort, so that they can make contact with other students more easily.”
Renovation and construction process
At the beginning of this year, BAM Bouw en Techniek started the renovation work, which consisted of both construction and technical installation work. BAM carried out energy measures concurrently with the redevelopment in order to make the office building from the 1990s more sustainable, from energy label C to energy label A.