Terhills NV, a subsidiary of the Limburg Investment Company LRM, has the task of transforming this site into a unique tourist destination. In 2011, two-hundred and nineteen hectares of industrial sites were transformed into natural (100 hectares) and recreational (119 hectares) areas.
Kempen and Maasland Regional Landscape created the main gateway to the Hoge Kempen National Park. In the midst of nature, Hasselt University built ‘ECOTRON’, a unique research infrastructure. The facility is implementing scientific research into the impact of climate change on biodiversity.
The driving force of the site will be the holiday resort that Terhills is developing in partnership with Center Parcs, which will open in the spring of 2021. The Terhills Cablepark provides a fitting complement to the Vulex lake, and the former mine headquarters has been transformed into the Terhills Hotel. In the meantime, the state-of-the-art Elaisa Energetic Wellness complex opened last summer.
To permanently connect the different attractions, we are constructing a loop connecting road, covering 4.2 kilometres. It will allow all visitors to circulate smoothly around the entire area, using an electric shuttle.