In December, BPI Real Estate was awarded the silver 'Climate Future Project Award' at the 'Belgian Construction Awards' for the realisation of WOOD HUB. This prize, organised by Bouwkroniek, was awarded by a jury that praised WOOD HUB for the building's thorough innovation and sustainability. In addition, WOOD HUB was recently named 'Project of the Year' at the 'Belgian Proptech Trophy' which celebrates innovation in the construction and real estate sector.
This week also saw the completion of the sale of Wood Hub to Ethias, which can now call itself the owner of the most sustainable office building in Brussels. The awards reinforce Ethias' commitment to a sustainable and responsible investment policy. The acquisition is an essential part of the diversification of Ethias' real estate portfolio and fully meets its strict standards in terms of quality, occupant comfort and environmental sustainability.
Isabelle Vanderkelen, Head of Real Estate of Ethias: "This office building marks our ambition to invest in the future. Everything must ultimately be sustainable. We are therefore very happy to work with the CFE group, which shares our values of well-being, sustainability and innovation."
For CFE, WOOD HUB is a new realisation in its growing portfolio of highly sustainable buildings. For example, it is also currently building ‘Zin in No(o)rd’, the most sustainable renovation in Benelux, and in Brussels it has already realised the office building ‘Monteco’ and ‘Gare Maritime’, both references in the sector. In the coming years, the CFE Group will also realise the ‘Kronos’ building in Luxembourg, which will house the new head office of KPMG, among others. The common thread in each project is the use of sustainable materials and techniques and energy optimisation through the use of smart technology.
Jacques Lefevre, CEO of BPI Real Estate: "We are very proud of our growing number of highly sustainable buildings. And especially that partners like Ethias believe in the same future. It is with strong partners like them that we can challenge the status quo and change what is unsustainable."
About WOOD HUB
WOOD HUB, a 7,300 sq m office building, was developed by BPI Real Estate, a leading developer operating in Belgium, Luxembourg and Poland. Construction was carried out by BPC Group together with WOOD SHAPERS, experts in large-scale prefabricated bio-based materials. VMA was responsible for the installation of all technologies, including the VMANAGER software that centralises all building technologies in a single platform. Thanks to its mixed wood and concrete support structure, "fossil free" and "smart building" energy management, as well as its BREAAM® Outstanding and WELL® Platinum certifications, WOOD HUB sets a new standard in sustainable and innovative construction.
For more information: www.woodhub.be