‘The Mercedes-Benz’ Liège dealership site to be converted by Eaglestone and Barvaux group

TOWN PLANNING

The 1.2 hectare site in Liège opposite the Boverie park and the Palais des Congrès, currently occupied by the Mercedes-Benz dealership, is set for a new future. The owner of the site, the Barvaux family, has entered into an agreement with Eaglestone to redevelop the site into an ambitious multifunctional complex of approximately 35,000 m² with the construction of more than 250 homes, offices and shops. This complex will be connected to the surrounding residential neighbourhoods by creating a qualitative and green semi-public space.

This site is located in the heart of Liège city in a rapidly changing district, located on the route linking the Guillemins station to the Médiacité shopping centre, at the corner of Rue des Vennes and Rue Oscar Englebert. The architectural firm Assar has been commissioned by Eaglestone and the Barvaux family to draw up a master plan in collaboration with the local authorities so that it fits into the vision of renewal of the city of Liège.

It was in 1986 that Serge Barvaux opened the first, and still only, Mercedes-Benz car dealership in Liège. In 2000, it welcomed the Smart car brand to its site in Les Vennes with an emblematic tower, which has since become a landmark on the Liège skyline. To complete the automotive offering, a second-hand Mercedes-Benz Certified showroom and multi-brand car workshop were then located on the same site. The automotive activities on the site will continue pending the issuance of the permit, scheduled for 2023.

The investment volume for this development is expected to be around € 100 million.