Several large-scale constructions are planned and/or are underway in the territory of the Brussels municipality of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, real estate developers announced on Monday during the visit of the American president, Donald Trump, to Brussels. “Molenbeek is not a hellhole, but a heaven for investors”, announced the associations Re-Vive, Home Invest Belgium and Belgian Land in a statement.
These proponents cite four major new construction projects that represent a total of about 450 units. These are implemented in collaboration with the municipality and public entities such as citydev.brussels and the teaching center GO!.
The most emblematic project is that of the EKLA tower, which is just a stone’s throw from the Brussels-West station, and is being developed by Re-Vive. It is 18 storeys high and will accommodate 163 families and 50 students. The first stone was laid on September 27th. In addition to the tower, the whole of the block was once the home of the Vandenheuvel brewery, which was also redesigned with the construction of a local supermarket, a kindergarten and primary school, a nursery, office spaces and a new park.
On the other side of the station on Verheyden, Belgian Land, a partnership between Banque Degroof-Petercam and CBRE is developing the Emaillerie project, comprising 74 apartments, six houses and a crèche.
Home Invest Belgium is promoting the Célidée project, located in the street of the same name, where the transformation of an old office into 96 apartments and a crèche is planned. The company is also developing the Brunfaut project, located between the town square and the MIMA museum, where 93 apartments and several community spaces are planned.
The Brussels Times