Residential project in Louise district moves forward

Tim Harrup

A major residential project in the very heart of Brussels has just moved a stage further forward. Home Invest Belgium has obtained its building permit for the project located at Rue Jourdan 95 in Saint-Gilles, at the end of a long process. This project will see the development of 46 housing units (from studio to 4-bedroom), located in one of the capital's liveliest neighbourhoods. The Rue Jourdan runs off the ‘goulet’ opening section of the Avenue Louise and is thus just a hundred metres or so from the Place Louise.

Speaking of the latest evolution, Sven Janssens, CEO of Home Invest Belgium, says: “It is a real pleasure to see this urban project come to fruition. The work of our teams allows us to deploy our ambition to be the 'Landlord of choice in terms of both the quality of the flats and the services offered’”. The project consists of the conversion of a former office building that has become obsolete. By avoiding the demolition of the building, this formula, which is regularly implemented by Home Invest Belgium, makes it possible to considerably reduce the ecological footprint and limit the nuisance for the neighbourhood, while guaranteeing high quality housing.

The lounge area, launderette and fitness centre will be arranged around a common work area and a garden terrace on the ground floor. A cinema, a guest room on the first level and a reception room on the top floor will be available for private use on request, thus enhancing the quality of life in this new landmark building. The total surface area of the new development is 5,636 m², and 65 parking spaces will be provided.

In line with Home Invest Belgium’s ESG ambitions, the building will be heated without using fossil fuels. Home Invest Belgium has worked with the architectural firm A2RC on this ambitious conversion project. Dismantling of the existing building has just begun and delivery is scheduled for autumn 2024.