first public housing operation launched

2 October 2020
© (Simon Schmitt -© (Reporters)© (Simon Schmitt -, the programme for the conversion of the former Fritz Toussaint barracks in Ixelles, has entered a new operational development phase with the launch by the Housing Corporation of the Brussels-Capital Region (SLRB-BGHM) of a competitive tender relating to a design and works monitoring contract for the first of the public housing operations planned on the site.

This operation constitutes part of the overall project for the conversion of the former gendarmerie school, which is being coordinated by the SAU. It will contribute to two key aspects of the development of the showcasing of the site's architectural heritage and the circular and reuse strategy.

The project consists of the extensive renovation of three existing main buildings and an outbuilding to create around 33 social housing units for rent. Located at the corner of Rue Fritz Toussaint and Avenue de la Couronne, the current complex is known as ‘Clos des Mariés’. These buildings of historical value were initially designed as accommodation for married gendarmes, and will thus be restored to their original residential purpose. The project is being carried out on behalf of the public service property company (SISP) BinHôme, which has delegated project management to the SLRB-BGHM.

  • The deadline for receiving requests to participate in the first phase of the process is 2 pm on 9 November 2020.
  • The public procurement notice is available at
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