SAU appoints BAM Interbuild - Groven+ to construct Frame building in Brussels

22 Apr 2021 EUROPE BUILDINGS

 Urban Development Corporation (SAU) has appointed consortium BAM Interbuild - Groven+ to construct the Frame building, which will serve as the future showcase for mediapark.brussels in Belgium.

The consortium was chosen after the European public procurement process initiated by the SAU in 2020 to select the general building contractor intended for implementing the development of mediapark.brussels, whose occupants will include BX1 and the IHECS Academy.

SAU director Gilles Delforge said: “Frame will be one of the first new buildings to be inaugurated as part of mediapark.brussels. In view of its location, at the corner of Boulevard Reyers and Rue Colonel Bourg in Schaerbeek, it will be a flagship building in this new creative Brussels district dedicated to the media that the Government of the Brussels Region plans to create, and whose operational development is being coordinated by the SAU.

“Given the integration of various operators and multiple functions and services within the same building, Frame will also be a kind of ‘miniature mediapark.brussels’ – a showcase for the new district.”

The new construction project associates to a total floor space of 8,157m² with one basement level, the ground floor and five upper floors.

This project is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The SAU intends to commence work in June 2021. The building will be ready for its occupants to move in by 2023.

In April 2020, the SAU secured planning approval to build Frame, which was designed by the Baukunst (Brussels) - Bruther (Paris) consortium of architecture firms.

The consortium had secured the European call for project designers organised by the SAU, which attracted 51 applications from Belgium and other countries.

The building will accommodate French-language TV channel BX1, the IHECS Academy (the centre for continuing training attached to the Institute for Higher Social Communication Studies), screen.brussels, an innovation platform, and an auditorium, etc.

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Image: This project is supported by the European Regional Development Fund. Credit: BAM Interbuild bv

 

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