The Crown

Project type
Student housing
Project status

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The Crown
The Crown

Modern student accommodation and school complex

ION built The Crown in Bruges for the VIVES University of Applied Sciences. A modern building with classrooms, an auditorium, and student accommodation, catering to the growing market for student housing.


Xaveriantenstraat 6 - 8000 Bruges

Investment value
20 million euros
+8.000 m²
Salens Architects
VIVES University of Applied Siences
Top-notch location and accessible prices

The Crown is uniquely located on the VIVES campus in Bruges, near the main building and the new Xaverianen multi-purpose campus. Investing in these student rooms is an excellent opportunity for savvy investors, given the accessible starting prices.

Guaranteed return

At The Crown, investors are guaranteed rental income for 27 years. The student rooms are let to the VIVES University of Applied Sciences, ensuring you a long-term and stable return.

Hassle-free investing

The VIVES University of Applied Sciences, the building’s steward, will professionally manage and maintain your property investment. You benefit from a hassle-free investment where the rental and maintenance are managed on your behalf.

Investing in the future

Investing in The Crown means investing in certainty. The building is a modern, vibrant student campus, and the student accommodation market is growing. The rooms are rented and managed by a reputable educational institution for 27 years, ensuring investors enjoy a guaranteed return while contributing to students’ development. Also interested? All units in The Crown have been taken up, so check out our other rental-guaranteed developments here.

 Centrally located

The Crown is centrally located on the VIVES campus, near the main building and next to the Xaverianen Campus. The new multi-purpose sports campus is also nearby. The site is perfectly accessible: you can get to it easily by car because of its location along the expressway connecting Bruges to the E403 and E40 motorways. The railway station is just five minutes by bike while riding into the city centre takes a mere 15 minutes.

Unique cooperation with VIVES

The cornerstone of this project is the long-term cooperation with the VIVES University of Applied Sciences, for whom ION built The Crown. In keeping with the Build to Suit principle, ION served as a one-stop shop, taking care of everything, from the design and application for planning permission to the construction of the development, which was completely tailored to the needs of the VIVES University of Applied Sciences.

The Crown in numbers

  • 138 student rooms
  • Classrooms and auditorium
  • Meeting places
  • Foyer for events
  • Site area: 4,210 m2
  • Gross floor area: 8,287 m2
We relied on advanced prefabrication techniques, allowing us to maintain a high pace even on bad weather days, and intensive cooperation between our project partners for this. We want to thank everyone who contributed to the successful outcome of this project.
Kristof Vanfleteren
- CEO & Co-founder ION
The Crown took less than 500 days to build, from laying the foundation stone to the building’s commissioning, a considerable achievement for a project of this scope.
Volgens het principe van build to suit fungeerde ION als onestopshop, van het ontwerp en de vergunningsaanvraag tot de effectieve bouw van het project, helemaal op maat van Hogeschool VIVES.

An ambitious property built in under 500 days

We made the choice from the outset to create an ambitious project, with bold architectural choices - the building’s distinctive round shape repeatedly posed challenges for the entire team - and working to a tight schedule, requiring an extremely rigorous construction process. The Crown took less than 500 days to build, from laying the foundation stone to the building’s commissioning, a considerable achievement for a project of this scope.

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