Antwerp Zuiderdokken

The city of Antwerp has ambitious mobility plans. It introduced restricted access for cars to the city centre a few years ago which meant that ample parking facilities are needed at the low emission zone boundary.

The site of the former docks in Antwerp is one of these locations. In 2016, the city of Antwerp commissioned Q-Park to realise underground parking facilities for 2,000 cars and 350 bicycles at this site.

The redevelopment involved moving car parking underground and creating a large urban park above ground. The first of two car parks, Q-Park Steendok was opened in 2020 providing parking for 900 cars and 125 bicycles. The second ‘dock’ car park, Q-Park Kooldok, was opened in July 2022.

This new facility is located under the northern part of the Gedempte Zuiderdokken park and built between the walls of the original dock where coal was shipped. The new car park provides 1,100 spaces for cars on four underground levels. This includes 26 spaces dedicated to persons with reduced mobility (PRMs) and 32 spaces dedicated to EV charging.

Bicycle parking at the facility opened in November. This is a secure and fully equipped area with space for more than 225 bicycles. It is a fully-fledged and secure bicycle park. The racks are designed to accommodate modern fat-tyre bikes and are broad enough so that every slot can be used, even with wide handlebars. There is a tool station and lockers with charging facilities, so those travelling e-bike distances can make the return journey with a full battery.

Click here for the video about the Zuiderdokken.

Click here for the video about the bicycle solution.