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Drone overlooks new sorting center bpost

In Brussels, the new post sorting center of Belgian postal services provider bpost really rises from the ground at a fast pace. Just a few months after construction started, a drone made lovely aerial shots of the structural work. VK Architects & Engineers designed the entire project, including all engineering.

Construction started at the end of 2015 and bpost is scheduled to start using the premisses in 2017. At present, the structural work is underway, with the right hand side as seen from the canal in an advanced stage. The aerial shots clearly show the scope of the largest post sorting center of Belgium. Its 60,000 sqm will be able to house 1,500 employees, more than doubling the 700 people in the current sorting center.

The final facade finish already shows, with a concrete plinth for the loading and discharging quays and a light metal cladding in the sections above. The sobre industrial architecture of the sorting building will form a striking contrast with the more representative architecture of the office building. On the right hand side, a piece of the spiral access and exit lanes of the roof car park is just visible. The roof of the package sorting halls will support 800 parking spaces.