Cobraspen Groep has been working on the redevelopment of the SugarCity site since 2000. The entire area is being tackled: the Sugar Silos, where sugar used to be stored, have been converted into ultramodern show and office spaces, the 21,000 m² Factory will be used as an event location and on 26 November the 20,000 m² ‘Amsterdam The Style Outlets’ will open: a high-end fashion outlet with over a hundred shops. In addition to retail, there will be (amongst other things) various catering establishments, a marina, a large supermarket and a 400-room hotel with space for events and congresses. In short, the perfect place to combine business with pleasure!
Industrial heritage under (re)development
On the former site of the CSM Sugar Factory in Halfweg, an area of 110,000 m² is being repurposed. Much of this will come from the transformation of existing buildings, but new construction is also taking place. An important starting point for the redevelopment of the area is the preservation and restoration of the valuable existing industrial buildings. The urban plan proposes a rich mix of functions, creating a lively area that is freely accessible to all. Sometimes events overtake you: with the zoning plan finally settled, there no longer appeared to be a market for offices and the mega-cineplex we had originally envisaged. Thanks to the flexible layout of the zoning plan, however, there was room for the Amsterdam The Style Outlets.