Thursday, 13 November 2014
The Brussels construction project Docks Bruxsel, previously known by the name “Just Under The Sky” could be dealt another blow. The auditor from the Council of State gave a negative review for the socio-economic permit for the commercial complex under construction, the Belga agency learned on Wednesday. In October, Docks Bruxsel made public the names of 46 companies that would set up in the Centre, currently being built along the Pont Van Praet canal. The property promoter Equilis also announced that the commercial Centre would open its doors on the 26th of October 2016. But, if the Council of State follows its auditor’s advice, which is generally the case, the deadline might not be met.
According to the auditor, there are serious problems with mobility and the project does not respect urban legislation. The socio-economic permit was granted in 2013 by a small majority (3 out of 5) by the members of the Interministerial committee for distribution. It was contested before the Council of State, but that didn’t stop the promoter from starting work, under his own risk.
Equilis is also waiting for a Council of State decision on the environment permit for Docks Bruxsel. The auditor has already given a negative review for this too.