Commercial - 8. November 2022
Byhaven in Silkeborg offers 98 quality rental apartments
Lars Larsen Group and Bach Invest together consume the role of developer behind the construction of Byhaven in Borgergade in scenic Silkeborg. Here, 98 architect-designed and well-planned rental homes are being built as 3 or 4-room apartments in a size range between 95-115 m2. More than 100 parking spaces are also planned, with the possibility of establishing charging stations. Byhaven was designed by Laban Architects, and EDC Project Poul Erik Bech has just been chosen to be in charge of letting the homes. The focus is on community, with many green breathing holes and enriching urban space between the tower buildings.
Byhaven will contain 98 rental apartments at the northern end of Alderslyst on Borgergade in Silkeborg, close to the city center. The project consists of five tower buildings with a floor area of approx. 10,000 m2, and construction is already well underway. The area is undergoing a significant transformation with several interesting building projects, located in an area with everyday facilities within walking distance and easy access to the city center, the motorway, and thus the rest of East and Central Jutland.
Jesper Bach, director and owner of Bach Invest A/S says: “The construction of Byhaven in Silkeborg is progressing according to the plan, and we already have the first model home ready in December 2022. The rental apartments are expected to be completed and ready for occupancy in November 2023. We are pleased to have entered an agreement with EDC Poul Erik Bech on letting out the homes, so those interested will soon be able to sign up. With Byhaven, we want to contribute with an innovative urban development project to the delight of a diverse collection of tenants. The focus is on creating green breathing holes with the possibility of a strong social community and enriching urban space between the houses.”
“With its central location facing Borgergade, we are collaborating with the Lars Larsen Group on creating a quality building that, with its architecture, fits in well with the surroundings and will help to strengthen the green character of the district. With Byhaven, we are creating an enclave in the district close to Silkeborg’s center, which adds not only interesting housing and architecture but also creates exciting and different urban spaces for the use and enjoyment of future residents,” says Jesper Bach.
Urban development and green community
Henrik Kamp Ditlev, partner and architect at Laban Architects, says: “Byhaven is an urban development project with a focus on the life that takes place between the houses, which is often neglected in modern residential construction. There will be pedestrian streets and square formations in a car-free environment, which calls for more interaction between the city’s citizens looking for community. Many plants and trees reinforce the environment, so the urban space is experienced as green breathing holes. The outdoor spaces are to be experienced on several levels: The street space, where the large private courtyard spaces are screened off, but take an active part in the life of the urban space. The large balconies provide good opportunities for staying and living. The large, shared roof terraces allow the residents of the individual floors to meet in more private outdoor spaces with space for greenery and a view of the city’s rooftops.”
Green urban gardens
Tonny Broberg, project manager, EDC Project Poul Erik Bech, says following about Byhaven in Silkeborg, “It is a super nice and exciting project where younger and elderly can cultivate community. The five tower buildings are constructed at heights ranging from 3-7 storeys. A roof terrace with living areas and a greenhouse will be built on the lower part of each block of flats. All the apartments are open and bright, with two facades oriented differently to optimize views and daylight. The ground-floor flats have access to fenced courtyard spaces, and all the storeys have large private balconies.”
“We are proud to manage the rental in collaboration with EDC Torben Larsen in Silkeborg, and we expect a great demand, as the housing types, sizes, and facilities in the area are adapted to the demand for rental housing in Silkeborg today. With the cooperation between several EDC departments, we ensure that at upcoming open house events, we can give everyone that is interested the attention required so that they can have a good experience of Byhaven. Not least concerning the common areas, exhibition homes and perception of the exciting area the buildings are located in,” says Tonny Broberg.