Future infrastructure



Redesign of the park

Redesign of the park


Ghent University has committed and made funds available to upgrade both the mobility and the redesign of the park.The works are subsidized by VLAIO for 1.8 million euro. Ghent University contributes more than 3 million euro.

What's on the agenda?


  • A new central meeting place (parvis)
  • The construction of a new ring road with more measures to slow down the traffic
  • Improvement works on the green areas, including picnic islands and 2 sports fields
  • The construction of a network for cyclist and pedestrians

As part of these works, the underground pipelines will also be renewed and additional data facilities will be installed.
The ring road will be a bicycle street of 4m20 with an extra 80cm width to accommodate exceptional transport.
At this point no free standing bike path will be constructed. We will however safeguard a 3 meter strip around the ring road in order not to rule out this option in the future;

• The construction of a network for cyclist and pedestrians in the green areas and the realization of a central bicycle axis.

This main bicycle road will connect the parvis, the parking building and the tram stop in Zwijnaarde. In time, a connection with the roundabout and the park forest will also be added;

• Improvement works on the green areas, including picnic islands and 2 sports fields with ping-pong tables and soccer field.

All these construction works will greatly improve the look and feel of the park, and will further enhance the water management and biodiversity.

Ghent University is working towards a more uniform park appearance and by improving the ‘soft road network’ they’ll enhance the safety for cyclists and pedestrians as well as making the green park strips more enjoyable.

The car traffic at the park will be better managed. The cars will be guided to the respective car parks and/or to the new parking tower. Access management for cars will also be introduced (further explanation will follow in a later newsletter).

The preparation works have already started.
A number of utilities are currently being diverted at the level of the future "parvis".
There is some noise pollution due to the construction works and at times traffic might be diverted.
Part of the parking opposite the iGent tower is being used by the contractor for storage, reducing the number of available parking spaces.

The actual renewal works will start at the end of this year or the beginning of next year.

Delivery is scheduled for the summer of 2022.

A new parking facility

A new parking facility ending the current parking chaos


Tech Lane Ghent Science Park/Campus A is flourishing with more than 3950 people working at the Park. The expectation is that this number will further increase in the future.

Today many people have discovered alternative ways to reach their workplace. For the majority of the people, coming by car remains however the most convenient and sometimes the only solution.

The available parking infrastructure on the Park today is already saturated. Cars are left at places where they do not belong resulting not only in a chaotic and messy look of the Park but sometimes also in unsafe situations. In addition a large temporary parking lot will disappear in the near future.

A concession has now been formally granted to a consortium to design, build, finance, maintain and operate a new parking facility on site.

Some features of the new parking facility:

• Initial capacity : 500 cars
• Location: between Syngenta and BASF
• Access control to the Park
• Free access for all existing official parking spaces at the Park

The construction works have been started in November 2020.
If all goes well, the parking should be operational September 2021 and will be operated by Indigo.
All parking rules will be laid down in parking regulations which are still under development.
Further information including an information session wille be organised.

A new R&D Center for Daikin

Daikin is planning a cutting-edge development complex in Ghent


Daikin Europe N.V. (DENV), the European subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd., and leader in the field of climate solutions, has chosen Ghent as its new location for the EMEA Development Center (EDC).

The EDC needs additional capacity, test chambers and larger research facilities equipped with the latest technologies. It is therefore planning the construction of a cutting-edge development complex on our Tech Lane Ghent Science Park / Campus Ardoyen in the second half of 2021. The new and more extensive EDC is also very important for DENV with a view to the further development of new technologies.

Following a study into the ideal new location for the headquarters of the EMEA Development Center, Daikin Europe N.V. had its eye on Tech Lane Ghent Science Park / Campus Ardoyen.

As a Top 100 university, Ghent University has a renowned doctorate programme in ‘Mechanical Engineering’, and is, in that sense, a significant source of future employees. Ghent University and the EDC have already worked together, and will intensify their collaboration at the new site in the field of new heating technologies, the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence.

The preparatory work could start towards the end of the summer of 2021. The intention is to inaugurate the test building in May 2023, and to take the office area into use at the end of 2023.

Mobility projects around the park

Recent updates

This page will be used to provide updates on pending projects.



4 Jan 2021
For 2023, the Flemish government has planned to invest 7 million euros for the construction of a new bicycle connection between De Sterre and the roundabout of the N60 in Zwijnaarde.
Read here the full article.