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Work on largest City park to begin in February
Ban de Gasperich

Work on largest City park to begin in February

by Nadine Schartz, Cordula Schnuer 22.01.2020 From our online archive
The €16 million park will come with a pond, sports pitches and lawns, ready for the summer of 2022
Photo: Pierre Matgé
Photo: Pierre Matgé

Landscaping for Luxembourg City's largest park will begin in February, with authorities expecting the green space in the new Ban de Gasperich to be ready for the summer of 2022.

Mayor Lydie Polfer on Wednesday announced that works could finally begin, after a year-long delay to receiving the go-ahead from the environment ministry.

The park will measure 14.9 hectares – roughly the size of 15 football pitches – and include a 7,000-square-metre pond. A creek running across the site will be restored to its natural course, following similar plans to return the Pétrusse River to its natural state.

The plans include a playground for different age groups, lawns open to the public, a gazebo, picnic areas, a fitness path, grounds to play boule, and sports pitches. The price tag is just under €16 million.

Yhe park should be completed by the summer of 2022, Polfer said. It will be located next to the offices, shops and flats around the Ban de Gasperich, which include the PwC and Deloitte headquarters, the Cloche d'Or shopping centre and the Lycée Vauban.

A restaurant will be located at the main entrance to the park on Boulevard de Kockelscheuer.

Works on the park were delayed over calculations of a points system, used in large-scale developments to compensate for environmental damage on construction sites. The park is used to compensate for environmental disruption elsewhere.

Image: Mersch ingénieurs-paysagistes
Image: Mersch ingénieurs-paysagistes

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