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For sale: unusual orange office building in EU district

14:26 11/02/2020
Easily recognisable facade. Energy score: terrible

It's one of the EU district's most striking buildings - a bright orange facade filled with cartoon portraits, like a giant game of Guess Who.

Political party cdH is leaving behind its historic headquarters on Rue des Deux Eglises in Saint-Josse - and the six-storey building is now up for sale.

The Francophone Christian party announced last September that it planned to leave the old, energy-hungry building after 50 years, to find a more suitable home.

It was also too big: dwindling staff numbers meant large parts of the building were empty. cdH will now rent a single floor of an office building, 300 metres away on Rue du Commerce, still in the EU quarter. Neighbours in the new building will include environmental organisation WWF.

"We should move there in early spring," said cdH secretary-general Gauthier de Sauvage.

The party had to choose whether to sell up, or keep the building, renovate and rent it out. The plan is to sell. "But the negotiations have not yet been concluded," de Sauvage added. What will happen to the unusual facade remains unclear.

Written by The Bulletin



For some floor place partition walls and let the poor and homeless sleep there.

For other floors rent out to small start up businesses.

Feb 12, 2020 01:00