Josaphat: Beliris extends tender process deadline for infrastructure and green and public spaces

Beliris(*) has published a correction notice for the special specifications for the project design tender relating to the green and public spaces of the Josaphat priority zone. Applications initially had to be submitted by 11 am on 5 November 2019, but Beliris has extended this deadline: applications must now be submitted by 11 am on 12 November 2019.

The tender documents and more information are available on e-Procurement.

This public tender represents the first phase in the development of the 30-hectare site, leading to the creation of a new district with parks, housing, businesses and various public facilities. It reflects the shared ambitions of Beliris and the Urban Development Corporation (SAU-MSI), which is steering the urban development of this zone in its urban, landscape, architectural, environmental and universal accessibility aspects.

The contract will relate to: the development of green spaces (the 2.8 ha Spoorpark along the railway line, the railway embankment, etc.), public spaces (roads, Place Wahis, Place De Boeck, Place Gilisquet, etc.) and infrastructure including two bridges for pedestrians and cyclists across the railway, the integration of facilities including a pavilion/kiosk and the work required to introduce utilities to the site (sewerage, water and electricity, etc.).

The project designer who is selected following the procurement procedure will create plans for the site’s skeletal structure, determining the interaction and viability of the different property development phases. The role will consist of proposing a strong urban and landscape concept that provides an overall structure but can be adapted to changing requirements. The designer will therefore need to work closely with the partners and project owners of other phases.

The guideline maximum works contract price is 23,340,500 euros excluding VAT.

The team responsible for the execution of the contract must have expertise in architecture, landscaping, stability engineering, building services engineering and ecology.

This procedure has been developed with the Chief Architect of Brussels (bMa).

(*) Beliris is a federal team serving Brussels residents and visitors to the capital. On a daily basis, Beliris carries out construction, renovation and restoration projects in various fields: transport, social housing, green spaces, neighbourhood regeneration, culture, heritage and sport. Its objective is to enhance the prestige of Brussels as the capital of Belgium and Europe.

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