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Ghent is growing!

A completely new city district that offers a whole range of opportunities for working, living and leisure has been created. A city within a city located in a leisure environment, which has a dynamic events-oriented atmosphere and offers extensive shopping opportunities.

This new city district has been named ‘Ghent The Loop’. This name symbolizes the link between the new site and the city of Ghent and accentuates the fact that this is a high-quality new city district with a strong identity. The old “Expo” site is also included in the modern urbanisation of the city of Ghent.

‘Ghent The Loop’ will be an international concentration of leisure, retail, exhibition and professional activities in a high-quality, dynamic and stimulating environment with plenty of room for residential accommodation and nature.

The ‘Ghent The Loop’ development is a Public Private Partnership where different partners have set up a joint venture in order to give the development of the ‘Ghent The Loop’ project optimal support and to ensure its quality and comprehensiveness.
NV Grondbank The Loop
Wim Verstockt
Tel +32 (0)9 324 35 43
Fax +32 (0)9 331 55 29
Mail wve@gbtl.be
Stad Gent - Departement Werk en Economie
Dienst Economie
Christelle De Bruycker
Tel +32 (0)9 266 84 00
Fax +32 (0)9 266 84 49
Mail Christelle.debruycker@gent.be
Bernard Ottevaere
Tel +32 (0)9 269 69 51
Fax +32 (0)9 269 69 99
Mail bernard.ottevaere@sob.gent.be
Herman Uyttersprot
Tel +32 (0)53 76 85 85
Fax +32 (0)53 76 85 84
Mail herman.uyttersprot@makhzen.be
Bestaande KMO
Van Peteghem
Light Blue
Maria Middelares
Coral Orange

Schematic plan


The adaptation, improvement and broadening of the Pégoudlaan and the construction of the ring roads, were made possible in part thanks to European and Flemish subsidies from the following institutions:

  • European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
  • Flemish Government
  • Province of East Flanders


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