Antwerp construction update

Under construction in Antwerp
a selection of ongoing projects
in eld‘s home town

As Antwerp is eld‘s home base, we’re happy be working on number of exciting projects currently under construction in the city. They represent a wide variety of typologies, and the range of services eld can offer.

Handelsbeurs
Nearing completion, this is the restoration and re-purposing of the former Antwerp stock exchange and adjacent buildings. For this project, eld is the architect and provides structural and MEP engineering services. The opening is planned later this year.

Antwerp Tower
once voted one of the ‘ugliest buildings in europe’, Antwerp tower is getting a complete overhaul. The seventies office high-rise, located right next to the neoc-classical Opera House, is being renovated following a mixed-use scheme developed with WAA for Matexi.
Delivery is set for the end of 2020.

Opera Square
Located at the foot of Antwerp tower, The Opera Square is to be a crucial public transportation node in the large scale infrastructure project ‘Noorderlijn’. It includes a tunnel for motor vehicles, an underground tram station, a public car park and an entrance pavilion. Appointed by contractor Tramcontractors, eld developed the BIM construction model for this project.

bluechem
eld is providing structural engineering services for this D&B project in the Blue Gate brownfield redevelopment of the site of the former southern petrol terminal of Antwerp.
BlueChem will be a incubator for a sustainable chemical industry, with offices, labs and facilities for innovative sustainable startups in the chemical industry. Bluechem is to be 100% circular, and certified BREEAM ‘Excellent’.
Thanks to the great project team with LOW architecten, Ingenium and contractor MBG, construction is ahead of schedule!

DPG Media HQ
DPG Media (formerly ‘De Persgroep’) chose to relocate their headquarters from Kobbegem, near Brussels, to the Antwerp station district. eld has been providing structural and MEP engineering services for this project that is set to be delivered before the end of this year.

Cadix
After presenting a winning scheme with Londen based Sergison Bates architects, the team was appointed to develop a scheme for this waterside residential project with underground car park. The project is set to certified Breeam ‘Excellent’.