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€4.3 million facelift for Sainte-Catherine facade

09:18 23/10/2019

The north facade of Brussels' Sainte-Catherine church will undergo a major restoration next year, at an estimated cost of €4.3 million.

The side of the church facing the Fish Market has long been in need of a clean-up, as the masonry has been blackened by years of pollution.

The restoration will cover the stonework, doors and stained glass - as well as the gardens that run alongside the building.

The public urinals on the side of the building will remain and the pavement that runs alongside the north facade will be widened.

Federal public works body Beliris estimates that the works will begin next year and could last two years.

The church's west facade, with its entrance overlooking Place Sainte-Catherine, was recently given a facelift.

Because of the costs involved, there are no current plans to restore the building's other two facades, which are seen by fewer passers-by.

Written by The Bulletin


Frank Lee

What's a church?

Oct 23, 2019 12:56
CM Oct 26, 2019 11:50
Frank Lee


Oct 27, 2019 11:53
john adams

Beautiful church especially when lit at night......will look great when it's cleaned up.

Jan 18, 2020 13:14