Cofinimmo extends care home in Leuven

Tim Harrup

A few days ago, Cofinimmo signed an agreement relating to the acquisition of all the shares of the limited liability company Home Vogelzang OG. This company owns the rights in rem in a plot of land located in Leuven, With this acquisition, Cofinimmo will add an extension to an existing complex located on the plot of land. The project will be leased to VZW Home Vogelzang, which already operates the existing complex, for a period of 27 years, from the provisional acceptance of the works. The conventional value for the calculation of the share price amounts to approximately 15 million Euros.

The extension, located in a green environment in Heverlee will be a four-storey building and offer approximately 90 beds over a surface area of almost 6,500 m². With this building, energy consumption 30% lower than the benchmark is being targeted. For this, modern and sustainable materials will be used. The latest techniques and innovations, such as a D-ventilation system1 in the living spaces and in the bedrooms, LED lighting, a solar boiler for hot water and rainwater recovery will increase the comfort of the residents and minimise the CO2-footprint of this new building. The extension of the existing complex will be delivered in the form of a turnkey project. Provisional acceptance of the works is scheduled for the end of March 2022.
The healthcare complex is easily accessible, Cofinimmo points out, by public transport, bicycle and car and also offers sufficient parking facilities, including a bicycle park. The Gasthuisberg campus, the largest academic hospital in Belgium, is also located nearby.

Operator VZW Home Vogelzang was founded in 1958 by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Sacred Hearts. After the opening of a first nursing and care home in 1963, the congregation continued to grow. VZW Home Vogelzang offers ‘tailor-made care’ and guarantees optimal care services. Elderly person in need of heavy care can also be treated in the nursing and care home with adapted accommodation, whether for a short or a long period of time. The supply in assisted-living units meets the demand for comfort and privacy of elderly who are still relatively independent, but still prefer not to live in their own environment.