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New Brussels administrative centre to open by end of year

21:52 06/09/2022

A new administrative centre will open in Brussels by the end of the year, intended to replace the old one on Boulevard Anspach.

Around 1,700 staff members working for the City of Brussels will be gradually moved into the new BruCity administrative centre on the site of Parking 58 by mid-December, mayor Philippe Close said.

While the BruCity building was formally completed in July, it will not be fully operational until furniture and the necessary IT equipment are installed over the coming months.

"Some of the city services are already leaving the old administrative centre," Close said, explaining that these employees will work remotely in the coming months until the centre is fully ready for them.

The first moves will begin on 7 November, with the transition estimated to be fully complete by 15 December.

Close addressed the matter of moving into the new building when asked about a payment of €525,500 made by the city to contractors in regards to the new building.

That payment was related to the postponement of the provisional delivery date, which was due to archaeological excavations carried out by the city of Brussels on the site of Parking 58.

Written by Helen Lyons