Call for tenders at Ixelles barracks site
There is further development in the dossier of the former police site located just off the Boulevard Général Jacques in Brussels. The Bouwmeester (Master Architect) Kristiaan Borret has issued a call for tenders from teams wishing to take charge of the public areas of the site. This will include a public park, street furniture, lighting, signage and parking arrangements ...
Cofinimmo targets CBD and healthcare
In its latest annual report Cofinimmo has given some details of its strategy in terms of real estate segments, and of its priorities in this respect.
Where its own portfolio is concerned, Cofinimmo says that its strategy consists of improving the overall balance of the office portfolio by reducing the part invested in the decentralised area to the benefit ...
Interim solution sought for new SNCB HQ
One of the main topics covered by the Brussels Region at the recent Mipim exhibition was how temporary occupation can help to provide short term solutions to empty buildings. There is now a concrete example of the thinking, involving a building alongside the South Station.
The commune of St.Gilles and the SNCB have launched a tender for projects ...
Canal district taking shape
It has sometimes been said that the ‘canal district’ is not a district at all, as it includes buildings in different parts of Anderlecht and Molenbeek. However, two major developments between the Ring and the South Station are beginning to make a previously semi-industrial, semi-abandoned area come to life. The developments in question are Atenor’s City Dox, just 800 ...
Lunch with a down to earth architect
The latest ‘Lunch with an Architect’ organised by Forum Communication (Nathalie Zalcman and Kathleen Iweins) in the appropriately magnificent surroundings of Flagey, featured British architect Sir David Chipperfield. For this edition, the emphasis was on concrete as a material, and David Chipperfield concentrated on this aspect and also on the wider role of the architect in society.
Starting with concrete, ...
Accenture - another major tenant for Gare Maritime
The latest phase of the vast Tour & Taxis redevelopment has been announced by broker CBRE. Global consulting group Accenture is to centralize both its Vilvoorde and Brussels entities in one single office location, totalling around 4,500 m² of office space, into the Gare Maritime building, currently being rehabilitated. It will be recalled that another major occupant – Spaces ...
Wood and energy efficiency on show in Namur
Over recent years, the residential market has become a segment in its own right within the overall real estate domain. Office developments most often include a residential element nowadays, and we are also more and more frequently reporting on large residential schemes in various parts of the country.
These developments are almost obligatorily environmentally-friendly and energy efficient, and while we ...
Further expansion for Louvain-la-Neuve
It is being reported by our colleagues at ‘Le Soir’ that a major new development is being planned for Louvain-la-Neuve. The University of Louvain and the city are believed to be planning a development on a 30 hectare site located between the N4 and the Dréve du Golf/Boulevard de Lauzelle/ Avenue Athéna. Le Soir says that this is the ...