New Administrative Centre

What is it about?

The current outdated Administrative Centre no longer meets the needs of the public. In order to better serve its citizens, the City Council of the City of Brussels has given a green light for the public procurement for the construction of a new Administrative Centre at the current Parking 58. This modern glass building will welcome approximately 1,700 employees of the City of Brussels.

New Administrative Centre

Parking 58 is replaced by an underground parking lot with 450 parking spaces. 'Soft mobility' is not forgotten with more than 250 bicycle parking spaces (for staff and visitors).

Ecology is one of the main concerns of the City. The energy performance (PDF, 188.99 KB) is that of passive houses. The building will be equipped with solar panels, cogeneration, full LED lighting, a rainwater collection system for water supplies,...

Short presentation video (the video contains no dialogue or text, only a background music):

What purpose?

The construction of the new Administrative Centre is part of the BXL20/21 project, which includes a series of initiatives to improve

  • the receipt and processing of applications from citizens
  • the efficiency of working methods
  • the welfare of the staff

The move of all staff to a central and modern place will enable more public service efficiency, but also simplified communication.

This important investment will also improve your neighborhood by connecting the pedestrian zone, the Place Sainte-Catherine and the Place de Brouckère.

Rue Courte des Halles: passage through the building

The Rue Courte des Halles was no longer open to the public. As part of the Brucity construction, the City of Brussels wants to open this street again with a passage through the building.

Pedestrians will be able to cross the building via the entrance hall from Monday to Saturday from 7:30 am to 11 pm and on Sunday from 9 am to 10 pm. During events, these opening hours may be adjusted.

In addition, the City of Brussels wants to provide animation on the ground floor outside the opening hours of the Administrative Centre (lighting, exhibition, information,...).

Schedule of the works

This provisional schedule may be subject to changes:

  • 2018: demolition of Parking 58
  • Late 2018-early 2019: earthworks
  • May-June 2019: break (archaeological excavations)
  • February 2020: sealing/foundations
  • April-May 2020: superstructure
  • October 2020-September 2021: facades
  • April 2021-June 2022: special techniques
  • May 2021-June 2022: finishing
  • September 2022: furnishing
  • Autumn 2022: move

Deliveries by truck are made via the Rue des Halles and Rue du Marché aux Poulets. The passage of trucks on these streets can sometimes obstruct traffic at the Rue de l'Evêque and Rue de la Vierge Noire.

For certain site operations, works exceptionally start sooner or end later. This information will be shared here.

Mobility during the works

  • Buses: during the works there will be no buses at the Rue des Halles.
  • Bus 29 and 66: the final stop moved to the Rue des Augustins and the departure point is at the Rue de l'Ecuyer.
  • Bus 71: the final stop moved to the loop under the Philips Tower during the construction site, the departure point is at the Rue de l'Ecuyer.
  • Cars: it is not recommended to take the Rue des Halles, even if it remains accessible. The Rue de la Vierge Noire remains open, but with limited width.
  • Deliveries to traders: the works will not have an impact, except for very short periods.
  • Removal of debris: an average of 2 trucks per hour evacuate the debris via the Rue Dansaert, from Monday to Friday between 7 am and 7 pm.
  • Traders and residents are informed by the site manager of activities that affect mobility.

Info about the yard

  • Working hours: from Monday to Friday between 7 am and 7 pm. In case of noise outside these hours, please do not hesitate to contact us.
  • Surface area of the building: 34.700 m².


Site manager:

  • Valens SA
    Avenue Brugmann 27
    1060 Bruxelles
    Tel.: 02 543 46 00

City of Brussels:

For complaints and information about works on the territory of the City of Brussels:


Long presentation video (the video contains no dialogue or text, only a background music):

Next video shows the demolition of Parking 58 (the video contains no dialogue or text, only a background music):

New Administrative Centre