Remodeling of Westland Shopping center, now 100% in the hands of AG Real Estate
One of the country’s three largest shopping centres – Westland Shopping in Anderlecht – has moved from joint ownership between AG Real Estate and Redevco, to the sole ownership of AG Real Estate. Westland Shopping is currently 100% marketed to retailers mainly active in the fashion and wellness sectors. AG Real Estate say that by acquiring the part of ...
More student housing in Hasselt
There is further activity in the emerging ‘student housing’ asset class. Domain specialist Xior Student Housing has announced the development of a project of at least 157 student rooms (and at least 10 floors) on the PXL campus in Hasselt. The definitive number of rooms will be determined on completion of the revised permit, which is currently underway. The ...
Architecture to be affected by COVID-19 according to Zaha Hadid Architects
The effect on the way people will work once confinement is totally finished, has been considered by many experts. Now, however, a leading architectural firm has gone further, looking at how this pandemic may affect the way office buildings are designed in the first place.
Speaking to English newspaper ‘The Guardian’, Arjun Kaicker of Zaha Hadid Architects, based in ...
Ostend heritage building HANGAR 1 to be restored in its honor and glory by ION
The local authorities in Ostend have signed an agreement with project developer ION (Kristof Vanfleteren) to renovate ‘Hangar 1’, the protected but dilapidated port building located just outside the station. ION is undertaking its acquisition through Lion Investment. The city has leased the building for 27 years and is responsible for the completion of the building. In Hangar ...
Wallonia to acquire 390 hectares of industrial sites for conversion
One of the strategies of local governments in terms of new developments can be summed up as ‘killing two birds with one stone’. This is in responding to the necessity of providing new building infrastructures to boost economic activity and employment, and in getting rid of old abandoned eyesores such as disused industrial sites.
Within this philosophy, the Walloon government ...
Office development continuing at Brussels airport
The House of Development, a Belgian company and member of the Royal Properties Group (Netherlands), is currently developing a further element of the business space offering close to Brussels Airport. Located at Da Vincilaan, Machelen, within the framework of existing buildings, the Airport Business Center project consists of a total of three buildings with underground parking. It will feature ...
Thomas & Piron enters the Swiss market
The Thomas & Piron group has just completed the acquisition of the Swiss construction company Dumas, which will be its bridgehead on the Swiss market. Founded in 1976, the Belgian group – based in Paliseul – today employs more than 2,200 people in Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Morocco, Portugal ... and now in Switzerland.