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We strive to find solutions that not only perfectly match the character of a particular location, its history and identity, but that also create areas and small worlds that will continue to be excellent places to live in the future.
Once the site of Luxemburg’s biggest ironworks and now one of the most ambitious urban development projects in Europe – with one very special feature: parts of the former industrial site are being retained and will be uniquely integrated in the new concept.
Belval is the new address in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. Spanning a former industrial area the size of 170 football pitches in the districts of Esch-sur-Alzette and Sanem, a new urban district has been evolving since 2000 which features a unique opportunity to combine work, study, research, living and recreation. Belval is to offer housing for up to 8,000 people of all generations.
Today, development at Belval is 60% completed with nearly 804,000 m² gfa already built or under construction. Around 12,000 people are already working at Belval in 270 companies and more than 3,700 people have already chosen to live in Belval.
Belval is home to numerous research facilities and public institutions as well as the University of Luxembourg which opened here in 2015.
Belval is growing steadily. But even now, this new urban area is the perfect place to live, learn, work, research, study or spend your free time. Young or old – everyone will find what they need right here.
At the end of 2020, Agora was entrusted with the reconversion of the site of the former Esch-Schifflange ironworks. As in Belval, a mixed-use quarter with a construction potential of around 800,000 m² gfa is to be built on the 61 hectares site. Some 47% of that is earmarked for housing, 25% for offices, retail, trade and services. Nine percent of the area is occupied by public / municipal facilities such as a primary or secondary school. The marketing of the first building plots is planned for 2025.