Intention agreement Prinsessenbuurt Leiden signed

Yesterday at Provada: housing cooperation De Sleutels and the municipality of Leiden signed an intention agreement for a multidisciplinary study for the improvement of Prinsessenbuurt in Leiden.

Prinsessenbuurt Leiden is a small-scale neighbourhood from the 1940s, located between Nieuw Leyden and Kooiplein. Insufficient technical standards of the existing houses and improvement of the liveability of the neighbourhood are calling to start the research for improvement. De Sleutels together with the municipality of Leiden, residents' representatives, KCAP, Heembouw and Ballast Nedam West will investigate topics such as increasing the number of dwellings and mixing different housing types to accommodate diverse residents groups such as singles, couples and families with low, middle and higher incomes. This multidisciplinary and participatory approach will lead to an integral plan in which the urban fabric, public spaces and the buildings are designed as a coherent entity.

The plan is set to improve the housing shortage in Leiden. And to make the Prinsessenbuurt future-proof.

The intention agreement was signed by Fleur Spijker, alderman municipality of Leiden, and Marc Schutgens, real estate manager at De Sleutels during Provada real estate fair on October, 28th 2021. Edward Schuurmans, architect and partner, was present on behalf of KCAP.