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Once a bank, now a unique investment: KBC building makes way for ambitious real estate project in Brussels

09:34 03/07/2023
In association with Triple Living

On the Brussels canal where the imposing KBC building recently stood, The Banks – a prestigious residential development – will soon rise.

This will be the vibrant heart of a revamped and substantially greened Canal Zone. With a clear emphasis on quality and liveability, the housing and living project represents a highly attractive investment.

Future-oriented project in a promising neighbourhood

Location, location, location: those looking for an investment with unprecedented growth prospects will find exactly what they are looking for in The Banks.  This ambitious project provides an answer to the acute shortage of decent housing in and around Brussels.  Indeed, under the influence of the ever-increasing number of expats in our country, demand for centrally located quality rental apartments has been growing steadily for years.

"Brussels is the capital of the European Union and home to a lot of big multinationals," said Esa van den Heuvel, spokeswoman for property developer Triple Living. "Every year, our capital attracts more and more expats and highly educated high potentials. And these will effortlessly find their way to The Banks. If not for its vibrant, green neighbourhood and spacious, quality homes, then for its accessibility and excellent central location near Tour & Taxis and bustling Noordwijk."

The Banks

Attractive area

Currently, the Brussels Canal Zone is undergoing a veritable metamorphosis. With new bridges and parks, cultural attractions and projects like The Banks, the old industrial zone is slowly but surely becoming a more than attractive meeting place. The Banks' design is strongly committed to improve the quality of life for residents and is in line with the major greening and upgrading of the wider area. 

"The Banks is an innovative and green residential site," explains Herwig Thirion, project manager of The Banks. "The sophisticated landscape design is by Bas Smets, who will also redesign the area around Notre Dame in Paris. The large central courtyard garden with several play areas is the ideal meeting place for residents and connects the site to the future three-hectare Becopark on the waterfront. That should be ready by 2024."

The Banks

Unrivalled growth potential

The Banks and its surroundings offer unprecedented growth potential. "The sky is the limit for this neighbourhood," says van den Heuvel.  "Thanks to the development of Tour & Taxis, the neighbourhood has already received an incredible boost in recent years. 

In the future, the area will become much more interesting for investors. For example, on the former Citroën site, there will be the Centre Pompidou, a 35,000-square-metre art museum. The old freight station at the Tour & Taxis site - the Gare Maritime - is now a giant market and events hall. And those who want to cross over to bustling Northern quarter can now simply take the Suzan Daniel Bridge, which, for a long time, was the neighbourhood's missing link."


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Written by The Bulletin in association with Triple Living