The special industrial atmosphere, imposing buildings and the location - close to the historic city center of Leiden - make De Meelfabriek an unique place. We are going to fill this former industrial building with features and buildings that are slightly different. No ordinary apartments but lofts, no big stores, but specialty shops. The master plan for the new Meelfabriek is extensive and covers no less than approximately 45.000 m² of floor space. Old industrial buildings are being revived and new buildings are added.



The first phase started at the end of 2016: new-build apartments for so-called Young Professionals. The industrial lofts in the former Molengebouw and Riffellokaal are currently being realized and are ready for occupation in the second half of 2019. In the plinth of these old factory buildings there will be special shops and galleries. In the summer of 2018 the construction of the 3-level underground parking garage will start. The parking garage will provide the total parking needs of the users and visitors of De Meelfabriek. In this way the terrain remains car-free and there is room for a beautiful square and lots of greenery. De Sinteltoren is on top of the parking garage. Housing apartments will be built in De Singeltoren.



Already a preview of what's going to happen:

1 Singeltoren

This new, extraordinarily building includes apartments of about 104 m² - 252 m² with a view on the city center of Leiden, the Meelfabriek garden and the central square. Situated at the Oosterkerkstraat.

Completion 2e half of 2021.

2 Molengebouw en Riffellokaal Lofts & penthouses

The former Molengebouw and the former Riffellokaal, both with an elegant steel structure will be transformed into exquisite lofts. Spacious apartments are for sale about 100 m2, fully customized studios can also be arranged in the rooms. On top of the two buildings a number of penthouses are added. The ground floor will house shops and galleries for creative entrepreneurs with innovative concepts.

Completion 2nd half of 2019

3 Student housing (Young Professionals)

These homes are exclusively for students.
57 small apartments, commissioned by DUWO, will house post-graduate students. The apartments will be realised in a new building and will overlook the garden of De Meelfabriek.

Start construction: end of 2016, completion mid-2018

4 De Meelfabriek Tuin

The garden of De Meelfabriek will be a haven in the midst of all the liveliness. The garden is designed by landscape architect Piet Oudolf - known from The High Line in New York.

Start of construction: 2021

5 en 6 Kantoren voor creatieve bedrijven

The old Kantoorgebouw (Executive Office) and Poortgebouw (Gate Building) are restored and will function as office space for creative businesses. Unlike traditional offices, they will function as flexible workspaces and studios to meet and work together.

Completed April 2018

7 Meelpakhuis Lofts & penthouses

In the former Meelpakhuis (Flour Warehouse) where the atmosphere is determined by the robust concrete column structure, a number of lofts will be built. On the ground floor at the waterfront a café-restaurant will be added and on the first floor a showroom for interior design. The new floors of the existing building will house a branch of Wellness Azzzuro in Noordwijk which is already a resounding success: a sports and wellness center with saunas, pool and sports and wellness and related services such as physical therapists and beauticians.

Start phase 2: 2020

8 Meelfabriek plein

The central square of De Meelfabriek is destined to become a lively and attractive meeting place, designed by the renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf.

Start phase 2: 2020

9 Meelfabriek Hotel

The meelfabriek Hotel offers special rooms that are cut out of the honeycomb structure of the Central silo building. Lounging and good food and drink can on the top floor in the sky bar with views of the city.

Start phase 2: 2020

10 Kantoren voor creatieve bedrijven

Het Noordelijke Silogebouw en de Schoonmakerij met haar betonframe structuur met fraaie betonnen kolommen en liggers, worden getransformeerd tot  flexibel indeelbare kantoorruimte voor creatieve bedrijven.  

Start phase 2: 2020

11 Azzurro Wellness

The Northern silo building will be transformed to an exclusive spa & wellness, completed by Azzurro, in Noordwijk is it already a success.

Start phase 2: 2020

12 Kunst en cultuur

The former Ketelhuis (Boilerhouse) is the oldest building of De Meelfabriek. The six spacious floors can be rented for workshops and seminars, theater and art exhibitions. Under the vaulted roof on the top floor is an intimate arthouse and on the ground floor a lively foyer.

Start phase 2: 2020