D’Ieteren to build ‘dealership of the future’ in Anderlecht
Major Belgian car importer, D’Ieteren, is currently planning on building a 24.000 square metres building in place of their office and Seat dealer on the Industrial Boulevard in Anderlecht (Belgium). The group refers to it as ‘the dealership of the future’, as it will combine car sales and maintenance services with multi-functional and flexible offices.
A detailed technical sheet, dating from late November and written by the real estate division of D’Ieteren, filters information about the group’s future plans. “Unlike the economic players who are leaving Brussels, we think it’s wise to invest in it in a sustainable way. Hence our desire to build a dealership of the future on our Anderlecht site”, writes Paul Monville, manager of D’Ieteren Immo.
24.000 square metres
“One year ago, D’Ieteren came to us with a low density project that was essentially a shoe box with marketing around it,” explains Géraldine Lacasse, Project Manager at the Kristiaan Borret Architect bureau. “We’ve agreed on a building envelope of 24.000 square metres, which significantly increase the size of the current building. The project plans for a little less than 28 metres in height to be level with the recent Eaglestone site built along the boulevard.”
With the Canal Team – grouping the Brussels Region urban planning management, the Region urban development company and the Bouwmeester team – D’Ieteren Immo plans on building a multi-functional site in place of the current dealership. Ideally located, this site’s objective is to offer sustainable and modular offices.
Obviously, this future building will also incorporate a dealership with sales, after-sales and maintenance services. Project managers plan on a yearly number of 3.000 sales and 17.000 mechanical inputs. The whole site – to be named Mobilis – will be built in par with today’s and tomorrow’s insulation norms and mobility needs.
D’Ieteren planche sur son garage du futur à Anderlecht