The Federale Pensioendienst (FPD/SFPD) is currently owner-occupier of the Eiermarkt building, located Sint-Katelijnevest 54, 2000 Antwerp. The building is situated in the centre of Antwerp and enjoys a unique location just next to the Boerentoren at the end of the well-known shopping street the Meir. The building is surrounded by the following streets: Beggaardenstraat, Sudermanstraat and Eiermarkt. This central and lively area consists of residential, office and especially shopping functions and offers a wide range of amenities such as restaurants, bars, schools, hotels, parking garages, universities, cultural centers etc.
The Eiermarkt building dates back from 1961. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the way we work (namely the working from home increase, the optimisation of occupied surface, the rise of new office uses…) and the obsolescence of the current building, the Federale Pensioendienst aims to relocate in a brand-new building in the coming years to attract and keep its talents as well as to adapt to new ways of working.
Following a public tender, Cushman & Wakefield has been appointed as exclusive advisor to organize and structure the sale of the Eiermarkt building. The 14 levels high building totals 27,000 sq m, spread between 8,850 sq m offices, 15,600 sq m of parking spaces and 2,700 sq m of retail and some archives.
The cadastral parcel has the following specifications:
|THE PARCEL DEPLOYS A TOTAL AREA: 3.912 SQ M
ID cadastral parcel: 11803C2257/00C000
Cadastral code: C2257c
Section: ANTWERPEN 3 AFD, section C
The sale is part of a two-sided mission as Cushman & Wakefield has also been appointed by the Federale Pensioendienst for the search, analyse and negotiation of a new building to answer its new needs.
The future building should be around 4,500 and 7,000 sq m, be located within a 1.5 km radius from the Central Station or the Berchem Station and have a BREEAM certification Very Good or Higher at least. The new building needs to be ready by Q2 2025 the latest.
The real estate strategy of the Federale Pensioendienst lies in the current trends observed on the office market, trends reinforced by the COVID-19 outbreak. Hybridation of working and increase of the working from home trend imply to define new ways to use the office and the workplace. Indeed, we assist to a growing need for shared spaces, informal meeting points to foster collaboration, innovation and a sense of belonging. These elements are key to attract and retain talents in a labour market which is currently under pressure.