TOTAL to relocate Belgian HQ to Multi Building in Brussels city

Didier Van Den Eynde

Immobel and Whitewood have just signed a 12-year lease agreement with French group Total for the new location of its Belgian headquarters, the Multi building in the center of the capital. The major characteristics of this iconic city centre building (former Philips building) with its dual towers, are that it extends to 45,000 m², across 19 above ground and 4 underground floors. Total will lease around 17,000 m² and occupy the upper floors of the building. The company will have its own entrance, private access to part of the gardens on the 3rd floor and a shop on the ground floor.

From the end of 2022, 900 employees will relocate from the European district to the historical city centre right in the middle of the dynamic pedestrian zone. From the top floors they will enjoy a magnificent view over Brussels.They will benefit from easy access via the adjacent De Brouckère metro and tram station and via Central Station some 800 m away. From the top floors they will enjoy a magnificent view over Brussels.

Discover in this video the nice views and enjoyable neighbourhood for the new occupiers of the Multi tower >>

Total will thus move into the first CO2 neutral office building in Brussels. Renewable energy will be produced via heat pumps and solar panels. The partners will also conclude an agreement with Total for the supply of green energy to the building. In addition to CO2 neutrality, Multi focuses strongly on circularity. Approximately 89% of the existing materials are being reused. The developers are aiming for BREEAM Excellent + BE-exemplary certification. And during this troubled period, the developers are looking ahead and announcing high-performance for the air purification (89%) within the building.

At the end of last year Immobel also announced the agreement they had reached with French group Total for the purchase of their buildings and land in Brussels, including their Rue de la Loi 22-25 head office in the European district.