PRO-REALESTATE Newsletter - 4 March 2020
Mipim postponed until June
The Mipim becomes the latest world-scale victim of the Coronavirus outbreak, following on the cancellation of the Geneva motor Show among others. It was totally inevitable that this prestigious real estate fair would not be able to take place in Cannes next week as scheduled. But organizers Reed Midem have created something of a surprise by announcing Saturday that the fair is not cancelled, but postponed until June.
Key West on the starting blocks
Key West, one of the largest projects yet seen in Brussels canal zone has reached the point of being launched. BPI Real Estate and Immobel will transform this former industrial site into a mixed-use site with more than 500 apartments, offices, a day-care centre and retail. This large scale projet will contribute to the revitalization of the neighbourhood at the bend in the canal next to the Crickx Park and Cureghem.
SNCB headquarters finally now on the rails…
The consortium to build the new 75.000 m2 SNCB headquarters at Brussels-Midi station is made up of Besix, BPC-BPI and Immobel. The architectural project, signed by the group of architects led by OMA includes Jaspers–Eyers and Assar, plans to keep all 3 existing buildings on Avenue Fonsny and to add a parallel extension at the track side. By the end of 2024, this site will host more than 4,000 employees.
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La filiale de promotion immobilière de Besix fait les yeux doux aux investisseurs
Indigo Park emporte le parking Loi à Bruxelles malgré la résistance d'Interparking
BPI Real estate and LIFE acquire the site of the former John Martin brewery at Park Spoor Noord in Antwerp
Another good year in prospect for the Belgian real estate market
Broker CBRE believes that 2020 is set to see more high levels of activity on the Belgian real estate market, especially in Brussels. In a recent report, it sets out its reasons for coming to this conclusion. Office investment and take-up are likely to do well again.
Ambitious conversion of the historic former Piedboeuf industrial brewery in Liège
The Jupille industrial site abandoned by AB InBev, has been partially acquired by the Promactif group. The former gatehouse, filtration, bottling, packaging and storage buildings, along with the former brewing hall with its enormous copper vats, will be converted into 25,000 m² of residential accommodation, office space and shops.
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