Brussels Region picks 12 temporary occupants for part of the buildings at 17-19 Rue de Manchester

27 July 2021

After launching a call for expressions of interest (CEI) in March, the Brussels Region, represented by the SAU in its capacity as delegated project manager, has picked 12 out of the 28 applications received. The temporary programme will occupy nearly 3,000 m2 and offer a foretaste of the...

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The floors to which the call for expressions of interest for temporary occupation relates are in the buildings highlighted in blue on the Manchester site, which is itself outlined in blue. © (Simon Schmitt -

Official launch for Frame, the showcase for

6 July 2021

The Minister-President of the Brussels-Capital Region, Rudi Vervoort, used a digger to officially launch construction work on the site of the Frame media centre, the future showcase of

The Urban Development Corporation ( is...

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Simulation of the building’s façade. © (Baukunst-Bruther)

Brussels Government approves new version of draft PAD-RPA for Josaphat at first reading

1 July 2021

On the initiative of Minister-President Rudi Vervoort, the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region voted in favour of the new version of the draft PAD-RPA (territorial development plan – PAD-RPA) for Josaphat at its first reading on Thursday 1 July. The plan has been modified by and received...

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Second edition of temporary park ‘Summer at Josaphat’ starts on 1 July

25 June 2021

The Urban Development Corporation (SAU) is finalising preparations for the second edition of the temporary park ‘Summer at Josaphat’, to be held in July, August and September on the site of the former Josaphat marshalling yard (see below for the programme). It will occupy a larger space...

Read more public procurement process for creation of student accommodation launched

24 June 2021

The Urban Development Corporation (SAU) has issued a public procurement notice for the creation of around 480 units of student accommodation on the site of the former Fritz Toussaint barracks in Ixelles. The process is being conducted in partnership with the universities ULB and VUB,...

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The four buildings that are the object of the public procurement process for the creation of student accommodation. © (GlobalView) PAD-RPA: Region modifies plans without giving up on its ambitions

21 June 2021

On 17 June 2021, the Brussels Government approved modifications to the draft PAD-RPA (territorial development plan) for, in response to the 2019 public consultation and the opinions of the bodies and municipalities sought in this context. Two main principles guide this...

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New version PAD-RPA. © Leclercq Associés/