Life developing co-living spaces in Liège


Antwerp-based developer Life has invested 25 million Euros to transform the former Mechanical Institute at Val Benoît into 232 co-living units for students*. Up until 2006, the nine hectare Val Benoit site hosted the campus for Applied Sciences of the University of Liège, which later moved to the Sart Tilman district. The reconversion of the site into housing and offices with shared facilities has been ongoing since 2016.

In the square building with inner green courtyard, residents will benefit from total autonomy in their loft. They will also enjoy community living in the shared spaces available to them: 5.000 m² fitted out as a large lounge with wide movie screen, wellness and fitness zones, a rooftop terrace and ‘sky bar’ for BBQ’s and parties and a shared library for studying.

LIFE developing co-living spaces on the Liège Val Benoît site

The first occupants are scheduled to move into the Arc – Life’s brand name for this rehabilitation project – before the summer. Access on foot from Liege Guillemins station takes just 15 minutes by walk, and the vibrant city centre is only 10 minutes by bike. In 3 years from now, the new inhabitants will be even better connected with the city thanks to the new tram line, with a stop just in front of the Arc Building.

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* source lameuse.sudinfo