Year of acquisition
A print shop in the uptown
In February 2018, Ginkgo acquired a 4.14 Ha industrial site located in Uccle, a highly sought-after upmarket town in the south-west of the Brussels region. As a result of its industrial past, the site is contaminated by heavy metals, hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, toluene, alcohols, ketones, esters and phthalates. The part of the site where chemicals from the former printing works were stored contained large quantities of potentially explosive methane gas.
The buildings will be demolished in the first quarter of 2021. Brussels-based A2RC Architects is working on a 55,000 m² mixed-use development combining housing, shops, public facilities, offices and economic activities.