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‘Victor’ project will see 130 new flats and office space at South Station

18:51 12/03/2020

Should you have a dream to live near South Station, we have good news for you: A new development project will see 134 new flats and 72,000 square-meters of office space built in the neighbourhood.

The project, dubbed Victor, is being realised as part of a call for proposals for three development initiatives headed up by Citydev, the capital-region’s development agency. Victor will include more than 100 flats to be sold to people with limited incomes.

Victor will be designed by architect bureaus  51N4E, known for its work on C-Mine in Genk, and Jaspers-Eyers, responsible for work on the Nieuw Zuid project in Antwerp and the Chambon in Brussels.

Development company Atenor is Citydev’s partner in the project. It has come up against resistance by neighbourhood groups to the sizeable project and has cut the office space from 100,000 to 75,000 square-metres as a result.

“People have been fighting this project for 12 years,” Atenor CEO Stéphan Sonneville told Bruzz. “High-rises don’t need to be built everywhere, that’s true, but it’s crucial that new office space is located near train stations so that people don’t have to drive to work.”

Atenor chose not to share how high Victor would reach into the sky, but he did say that Tour du Midi, at 150 metres, would remain Brussels’ tallest building.

Citydev is also working to develop a new 54-flat building in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert. A majority of those, too, would be offered to middle and low-income families.

While both projects have been given the green light, the timing remains unclear.

Image: ©Atenor-BPI Real Estate Belgium - 51N4E - Jaspers-Eyers Architects

Written by Lisa Bradshaw