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See Belgium’s new armed forces HQ planned for Evere
Work on the new headquarters of the Belgian armed forces starts at the end of this year. The building will be erected opposite NATO HQ in Brussels, partly on the site of the old NATO buiding and partly on the site of the current Queen Elisabeth Quarter, the present HQ of the Belgian armed forces.
The "Be Defence" consortium will build the new defence HQ under a contract costing some 499 million euros. The new defence headquarters will be opposite the new NATO Building in Brussels, partly on the site of the old NATO Building and partly on the current HQ of the Belgian armed forces.
"Be Defence" groups contractors BAM, Jan De Nul, Eiffage and Cegelec, the architect firms Assar Architects, ArtBuild and ANMA and the engineering firm VK Architects+Engineers. The total cost of €499 million includes the initial investment plus 2 years of maintenance. The consortium is responsible for the design, realisation and technical maintenance of the infrastructure.
Work is scheduled to start at the end of 2024. By the end of 2027, most of the building should be ready for use.