Healthcare operator ’s Heeren Loo sells four nationally listed villas to private investor

Residential care park Groot Schuylenburg, which is owned by ’s Heeren Loo, is located in Het Apeldoornsche Bosch. It provides a protective environment in which people with mental disabilities can live and work. The residential care park as a whole covers an area of approximately 40 hectares.

Standing on 14,700 sq. m. of land at the edge of the park are four nationally listed villas with a combined floor area of 3,500 sq. m. Having long been surplus to requirements, ’s Heeren Loo decided to sell the buildings. This caused considerable commotion amongst stakeholders, since they were keen for the nationally listed buildings to play a role in commemorating the events that took place on the site during the Second World War.

Potential for transformation into apartments

In cooperation with the Municipality of Apeldoorn, an anterior agreement has been signed which provides for the four villas potentially to be transformed into a maximum of thirty apartments. The purchaser has begun consultations with ’s Heeren Loo aimed at further elaborating and giving form to the development plans.

Opening of memorial centre

The place of remembrance has been moved to a high-profile location at the edge of the park. A memorial centre was opened here in early 2020 and tells the story of the Jewish psychiatric institution which was a flourishing clinic until January 1943, when the site was evacuated and the patients and many staff members were sent to the Nazi death camps.

NorthernBricks Vastgoed B.V. advised the purchaser, a private investor, in this transaction. CBRE provided the vendor, ’s Heeren Loo, with expert advice on the transaction as well as the strategy to be conducted.