HOME      NEWS           AGENDA           LIBRARY           NETWORK           PROJECTS           NEWSLETTER           ABOUT US     

New police headquarters to help transform North district

In a demonstration of inter-communal cooperation, the mayors of Schaerbeek (Bernard Clerfayt) and St.-Josse (Emir Kir) appeared together in Schaerbeek town hall a few days ago to announce a new police headquarters building for the Brussels-North zone. The building is located alongside (and adjoining) the Chao Chow hotel some 25 metres inside the commune of St.-Josse. This building is familiar to motorists as they emerge through the railway tunnel next to the Gare du Nord.

The police building is designed to be welcoming, highly visible with a prominent logo on the corner, and will help in the desire of the communes to transform the district from a red-light only destination to a place people feel comfortable in visiting. Architect Marc Stryckman (ADE Marc Stryckman & Partners), pointed out that the building would also fill a vacant space to the rear of the existing hotel. This space is owned by the hotel, and in return for transferring it to the communes for its new use, the hotel will receive 7 apartments of around 100 m² each, to be constructed on the upper floors. The police headquarters will accommodate around a hundred agents, and will offer all the fundamental police services.

The two mayors did not try to conceal the problems of this zone. Emir Kir said the desire was to adopt the ‘Antwerp model’, containing the prostitution activity rather than either trying to eliminate it, or letting it operate in a totally unregulated manner. There will be more pedestrian zones, and the presence of this new project, along with AG Real Estate’s Silver Tower a short distance away, will help to bring a new dynamic to the area. The new project is scheduled to open in 2017.


Left to right, Michel Schauwers, head of the Brussels-North police brigade, Bernard Clerfayt and Emir Kir
Left to right, Michel Schauwers, head of the Brussels-North police brigade, Bernard Clerfayt and Emir Kir







| 14/10/2014

share:    facebook  twitter 

News in short
New Tribes opening confirms 'flexible' trend | 20/11
Atenor strategic Brussels projects - an update | 16/11
Strategic alliance between Befimmo and Silversquare, a co-working pioneer | 15/11
Major residential project for HIB in Molenbeek | 15/11
Cushman partners with MCS to grasp the IoT opportunities | 14/11
Ville 2 on the offensive | 13/11
Commission to stay in Mondrian until 2031 | 9/11
Ixelles Barracks back on track | 7/11
Left Side Business Park to bring high quality of life to Charleroi development | 6/11
Rive Gauche nominated for Mapic Awards | 2/11
Low take-up but high investment - Cushman | 30/10
New appointment in Occupier Services at Colliers | 27/10
FUP awards its competition prizes | 26/10
Ilot Sacré inaugurated - 50 years on... | 24/10
Demand for e-trade logistics space set to rocket | 23/10
Realty: developing the business model | 20/10
Dockx Bruxsel: success, challenges and for sale | 17/10
Investment in residential attracts CBRE offering | 11/10
Blue Colibri buys in Luxembourg as well | 9/10
Arts 20 changes hands | 6/10
Cushman acquires Admos | 4/10
Cushman completes acquisition of DTZ Luxembourg | 3/10
DDS - new name and working concept | 2/10
M Square helps rebuild the image of Molenbeek | 27/9
A.S. Adventure and Juttu to replace Marks & Spencer | 25/9
Political flavour to Editions & Séminaires event | 21/9
New CEO at Arcadis | 19/9
Move for AkzoNobel | 17/9
AG clears the way for Tweed development | 13/9
Cofinimmo moving with the times | 11/9
Major sale on the Meir | 8/9
Immobel has a busy first half | 7/9
New avenue for citydev in the circular economy | 6/9
New acquisition via takeover by HIB | 1/9
Workspace design - the concrete results | 31/8
Brussels Canal : Biestebroeck back in the spotlight | 24/8
Major sale in Corporate Village | 22/8
Parking 58 closes at 59 | 21/8
Atelier Rebul heads for Belgium | 18/8
New investor for Leopold District | 17/8


back