Space for homes in empty office buildings

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22 November 2007, BRUSSELS – 121 office buildings standing vacant in the Brussels region could be converted into apartment buildings containing 3,200 homes.

22 November 2007

BRUSSELS – 121 office buildings standing vacant in the Brussels region could be converted into apartment buildings containing 3,200 homes.

This emerged from a study commissioned by Brussels state secretary for housing and urban development Françoise Dupuis and presented on Thursday.

Most of these buildings are on the Louizalaan, the Charleroisesteenweg, and the northern border of Elsene. Many empty buildings in the Vijfhoek are also included on the list Dupuis had drawn up. In total the buildings have a total floor area of 350,000 square metres.

At the moment another 60 buildings are in the process of being converted into homes. This project will yield 1,200 new apartments.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

Subject: Belgian news

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