HDB site (Houget-Duesberg-Bosson) :

Project to create a sustainable district, close to the city centre, on this brownfield site (former weaving-machine factory)

Multifunctional programme including:

  •  ±160 homes primarily for families and seniors
  • a reception area for small urban businesses (approx. 1ha.)
  • a few nearby shops and services

Other features of the project:

  • landscaped public spaces linking to the banks of the waterways
  • energy-efficient buildings and development of local energy sources (ERDF sheet)
  • development of a quality contemporary image, particularly through the architecture and urban planning



Total investment : ± 30 millions €

Public investment : ± 10 millions € (clean-up + economic area facilities)

Private investment : ± 25 millions €


Profiles of investors/developers sought


  • Housing to be developed by the private sector


  • Services
  • Offices and SMEs
  • Nearby shops
  • Leisure – culture
  • Others


  • 1st phase: estimated time-frame 2019
  • 2nd phase: re-urbanisation of the site through the creation of a new sustainable district
    Redevelopment options validated by the town and the region

Works from 2018 (potentially in phases)

Project location

Rue du Tissage - Verviers/Ensival - South of the City Centre of Verviers - 1km from the train station, shops and services and a motorway exit - on both sides of the Vesdre river, and in a green setting.

SPI – Development agency for the province of Liege

Rue du Vertbois, 11 – B-4000 Liege

Tél +32 4 230 11 11

www.spi.be - info@spi.be

Project leader : Eric Vidal

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