The centre will have room for 500 residents. Around 60 staff will be taken on to look after them.
The Red Cross hopes to have the centre operational by the autumn.
The centre will remain open for between 12 and 18 months. The first asylum-seekers are expected to move in during the second half of December.
The announcement of the centre’s opening gives local schools the chance to prepare for extra pupils in the special classes for non-Dutch-speaking newcomers and Dutch as a second language classes. Both families with and without children and single people will be houses at the centre. The centre will be an open centre during the day, but locked up at night.