Master plan train station area Geel - info

A spatial shift in the area around Geel railway station is the reason for an important urban transformation in the upcoming years. The departure of tile company ‘Gavra’ frees up space a stone’s throw from the current train and bus station. In addition, the area offers various options for densification and/or residential expansion. The city of Geel sees this area as one of the three important growth poles within the urban area. After all, by 2035, the city of Geel, as a fast-growing city, must provide space for approximately 5,000 new residents.

In collaboration with the various owners: the municipal services, De Lijn and NMBS, OMGEVING is working on a future plan for the spacious area. The new plan includes a new square, a bus station, a robust green structure, new park zones and new buildings with a mixed program. In time, the area must develop into a bustling new city district with special attention to sustainable mobility, climate neutrality, a diverse range of housing, green infrastructure and energy neutrality. The redevelopment follows the procedure of ‘complex projects’. In the procedure of the preparation of a master plan, a zoning plan, environmental impact reporting and environmental permits are integrated into one process.
OMGEVING is responsible for the preparation of the design plan and the process supervision.

title master plan station area Geel
location Geel
client city of Geel
contact person Rob Krabbenborg
status completed
period 2017-2020
schedule mixed urban program
tasks master plan, design, supervision
team Björn Bracke, Gerben Van Schoote, Lorenzo de Simone, Peter Swyngedauw
project leader Björn Bracke
partnership Bopro, Antea Group