S-West, a unique project where you’re sure to write history!

S-West will be an elegant blend of owner-occupied homes, rented homes and commercial space along Torenallee and Ingenieur Kalffstraat

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The central location of Strijp-S and the well thought-out infrastructure leading to and from this dynamic district, not only means that Frits, Frederik, Maria and Benjamin are easily accessible, but also that you can get out of Eindhoven quickly and without any hassle. You can reach the A2 by car in less than five minutes. So tell me, where are we going today? If you thought going out by car was easy, then a mere fifteen-minute walk will take you to 18 Septemberplein and the real heart of the city.

Hop on your bike and reduce the journey time to under five minutes. On a lovely lazy Sunday, you can simply catch a bus or train into the city centre. After all, Strijp-S has several stops and its own NS railway station with a bus or train coming along every ten minutes. Just as easily, you can hop aboard public transport and be at Eindhoven Airport in no time. Two hours later you could be in the centre of Barcelona.

You can also shop for your daily groceries round the corner at one of the fresh food markets or supermarkets. You won’t have to walk more than a hundred metres for a perfect cup of coffee or delicious glass of wine either. Everything is within reach. Such as the city, the cinema, the museum or the theatre. We believe you have all you need at Strijp-S and S-West is a centrally located place where you can set up home and enjoy life. Whether you are young or old(er), single or have been married for thirty years or more; at Strijp-S you can write your own history and feel at home.

“From S-west you are within 5 minutes right in the center of Eindhoven”

eindhoven within reach

Chill out, relax or simply unwind. It’s important and occasionally absolutely essential. From S-West, you can go off in all directions or just stick around in Strijp-S. At the Music Building and Park Theatre, Eindhoven welcomes big names in cabaret, theatre, ballet, dance, opera, classical and contemporary music.

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Hot Spots

Torenallee is perhaps the street that best defines Strijp-S. The broad boulevard with its six rows of forked sycamores is in a direct line of sight with the Lichttoren (Light Tower) in the city centre at the one end and the Wielewaal, the former estate where Frits Philips lived at the other.

At Strijp-S, everyone can get to know about science, technology and design the fun way at De Ontdekfabriek. Around the corner of De Ontdekfabriek, the Chinese Pavilion, envisaged as a centre of Chinese culture, is being built. The construction of this pavilion, a gift from Eindhoven’s sister city of Nanjing, is set to be launched in 2018.

The former Philips Physics Lab (Natuurkundig Laboratorium - NatLab) is adjacent to S-West. The NatLab was completed in 1922 and became the research centre from which Philips launched so many technological developments, including the compact disc. These days, the NatLab is a national monument and a superb place to sit down with a cup of delicious coffee or a nice glass of wine, or take in a movie. You couldn’t wish for better neighbours.

Het Ketelhuis and the Machinekamer (Machine Room) really mean something in Eindhoven. These two buildings, which date back to 1929, were part of a series of smaller factories that Philips built opposite the Hoge Rug (High Ridge). It was here that compressed air and electricity were generated.

Het Veemgebouw was built in 1942 during WWII. It was a gigantic building for its time, and one where Philips warehoused its radios and TV sets, together with other products. These days, het Veemgebouw is a mega food hall where you can treat yourself to a delicious selection of snacks.

For all your day-to-day groceries, you can go to the Albert Heijn supermarket, which was opened recently in het Veemgebouw. It’s only a three-minute walk from your apartment.

Recently, but no less historically, Space-S was developed. The project consists of seven unique and colourful blocks that their occupant co-designed. Everyone had their say, as the motto Create your own SPACE-S suggests. The seven blocks house a total of 402 homes, ranging from apartments to studios and superbly spacious industrial lofts.

The Hoge Rug, (High Ridge) is a series of three industrial buildings that sprung up in 1927, 1929 and 1930. It was here that the glassworks were housed (light bulbs and TV tubes) and radios and televisions were assembled.

The Clock Building owes its name to the huge clocks and dials on the towers. This factory, which used to make Bakelite – renamed ‘Philite’ – was built by Philips in 1928. Besides the clocks, there is also a prominent and immense Philips emblem on the tower that cannot go unnoticed.


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Meet Mobility-S. A mobility platform which, among other things, develops and operates public parking facilities for the cars and bicycles of visitors and residents and invests in innovation in respect of mobility.

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History and timeline


In 1891, Gerard Philips and his father Frederik Philips found the company Philips & Co. They start manufacturing light bulbs. The former city-centre factory opposite the Witte Dame (White Lady) is now the Philips Museum.


In 1895, Anton Philips – Gerard’s brother – joined the Philips & Co Board.


In 1899, Gerard Philips laid the foundations for what was to be a Physics laboratory. The site chosen for what would be known as the Philips NatLab was Strijp-S.


1907 was the year in which the NV Philips’ Metaalgloeilampenfabriek (Metal Light bulb Factory) was founded. This was followed by the establishment of the  NV Philips’ Gloeilampenfabrieken (Light bulb factories) in 1912.


The glassworks, which opened its doors in 1915, was the first building that Philips constructed at Strijp-S.


The NatLab was completed in 1923.


From 1927 onwards, Philips really took off and grew fast. Strijp-S is the stage on which huge buildings rose up in no time. An imposing series of three industrial buildings were put up and dubbed Hoge Rug. (High Ridge).


The last of these buildings was completed in 1930. The famous Klokgebouw (Clock Building) would be where Philite, the Philips version of Bakelite, was manufactured. In rapid tempo, one building after another was constructed and put into service, including a series of smaller buildings (Ketelhuis (the Boiler Room) and Machinekamer (the Machine Room)).


In 1942 – during the war – the Veemgebouw , a huge warehouse for its time, is completed. In the very same year, Eindhoven is bombed by the allies. It was a precision bombardment of the buildings at Strijp-S, where Philips manufactured parts for radios and radar.


Towards the end of the war, in 1944, Eindhoven was bombed once again. This time by the Germans. It is worth noting that Eindhoven had been liberated by the allies on the previous day.


The Glass Building, where many Philips appliances literally first saw the light of day, was completed in 1948.


1992 was the year that Philips was forced to make swingeing cuts. Under the leadership of President Commissioner Timmer, operation Centurion was launched and would mean job losses for more than 5,000 people. Moreover, the banks forced the company to sell off a large part of its 3 million square metres of property.


The start of the new millennium saw the first talks on the redevelopment of Strijp-S.


In 2002, Philips sold Strijp-S to Park Strijp Management, which is a public/private partnership between the City of Eindhoven and VolkerWessel.


The redevelopment of Strijp-S started in 2006. The first buildings are demolished and remodelled enabling new life and activity to come to the area. The creative sector in particular makes itself at home at Strijp-S and the annual Dutch Design Week is born.


With the completion of the SAS-3 new-build project in 2012, the first permanent residents move into Strijp-S for the first time in its history.


A year later, in 2013, the industrial buildings SAN and SBP are also ready for inhabitation. Where televisions were once assembled, lofts had now been built. The buildings were renamed GERARD and ANTON, as a homage to the Philips family. The metamorphosis of SAS-3 comprising 198 new residential units was also completed in the same year.


MRP Development takes over the position from S-West (Strijp-S site F - Phase 3), after the original developer is unable to manage and the available location falls back into the hands of the City of Eindhoven.


2017 is the year in which a lot of new residents are welcomed to Strijp-S. Space-S, Blok 61, Blok 63 and Blok 59 are completed in quick succession.


The official sale of 87 widely varying apartments the Frits building starts. They range from 60m2 flats to spacious penthouses.


Depending on pre-sales, construction of S-West is expected to get underway during the first quarter of 2019. Four buildings that answer to the illustrious names of Frits, Frederik, Maria and Benjamin are being developed by MRP Development and will be built by SDK. This project is expected to be completed in mid-2021 after two years of construction. The following phase, involving the sale of S-West apartments, is expected to start in spring 2019.


The official handovers at S-West are forecast to begin in 2021 (depending on sales and construction).