The moment you enter Pakt’s cobbled courtyard, you feel the hip industrial buzz.
Like somewhere in Berlin, the site is a grungy mix of crumbling brick buildings, old rusting machinery, rooftop greenhouses, and urban cafés.
Several start-up companies have based themselves here, along with health restaurant Racine, coffee shop Caffènation and beerhouse Spéciale Belge.
Be sure to check opening times before you go as some places close at the weekend.
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