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Future food hall and supermarket co-op planned for Saint-Gilles

14:27 08/11/2021

The mayor of Saint-Gilles has announced that his municipality is planning to develop a covered food market similar to Wolf and Gare Maritime. According to mayor Charles Picqué (PS), the new market will be located at Rue Théodore Verhaegen 164, a couple of doors down from the La Tricoterie event space.

“We want to build a hall that would be home to different kinds of food shops and initiatives,” Picqué told La Capitale. It is estimated that the project will cost some €6 million to realise. The municipality will buy the building for €1.4 million, with renovations expected to cost about €4.1 million.

The funding will come from the Brussels region as part of Contrats de rénovation urbaine (CRU). These contracts give municipalities a budget for certain kinds of urban renewal projects over the next five years. Saint-Gilles and Forest are part of one contract worth about €20 million in total.

The idea is to create a market with a focus on sustainable and healthy food choices. The municipality is planning a co-operative supermarket, space for young entrepreneurs and a public kitchen for workshops and events.

A architectural study is currently underway, and it is expected that permits will be requested next year. Construction isn’t expected to begin until 2024.

Image courtesy V+ Architecture

 

Written by Lisa Bradshaw

Comments

Frank Lee

"a covered food market similar to Wolf"
Oh, do they mean a place where Covid restrictions don't apply?

Nov 8, 2021 15:11