Key figures

Site

  • Master plan area covering the entire site: 33.5 ha
  • New district to be built: 14 ha
  • New Urban Industrial Zone: 9 ha
  • Sports Campus: 4.5 ha
  • Embankments and site access: 4 ha
  • Railway Zone: 2 ha

Green public spaces

  • 7 ha minimum
  • Embankments (biodiversity): 3 ha
  • Spoorpark (active linear park): 2.8 ha
  • Wadi park (relaxation space): 1.1 ha

Housing

  • Maximum gross above-ground floor area 156,000 m² representing about 1,585 dwellings (depending on the size of the units)
  • Schaerbeek: 912 dwellings
  • Evere: 673 dwellings

Facilities

  • An elementary school (phase 1B): 660 pupils
  • 2 crèches (Schaerbeek (phase 2A): 60 children; Evere (phase 3): 60 children)
  • 1 healthcare facility in Evere (phase 2B): 1,200 m²
  • 1 facility to be determined in Schaerbeek (phase 2A): 5,000 m²

Employment-generating activities

  • The new Urban Industrial Zone:  9 ha
  • Local shops: 2,850 m², i.e. 6 shops (along the edge of the public space alongside Rue Latinis; near the central footbridge crossing the railway line; at the north end of the site, on the station square)
  • Hotel: 3 star, 126 rooms
  • Small-scale work premises (co-working, medical professions etc.): 550 m²
  • Offices: 12,700 m² (gross above-ground floor area) at the north end of the site (ground floor of tower (Evere); ground floor of buildings facing the railway (Evere)

Density

  • Built density: floor area ratio: between 1.9 (residential area at south end of site) and 2.5 (mixed area at north end of site)
  • Population density: maximum 4,390 inhabitants (when 100% occupied), i.e. 131 inhabitants per hectare

Social diversity

  • 55% private-sector housing (by floor area): 930 private-sector dwellings (more than 50% at entry-level prices)
  • 45% public-sector housing (by floor area): 322 social rental dwellings (SLRB-BGHM), 252 middle-income dwellings for purchase (Citydev), 81 social dwellings for purchase (Housing Fund)