Merelbeke - Axxes Business Park
Depret is currently engaged in constructing new office premises for the Department of Waterways and Sea Canals on the Axxes Business Park in Merelbeke. This is a DBF (design-build-finance) commission, which involves the construction of a building with an 1,800 m_ underground garage, 32 apartments and various office units. The building consists of seven levels (cellar,-2 to +4) and is 90 metres long and 19 metres wide. The offices units will be constructed entirely from prefabricated concrete elements, as will the apartments (as far as technically possible). These elements will be manufactured by Artes Prefab, one of Depret's sister companies. The gable finishing for the fourth floor consists of a curtain wall of some 220 running metres, raised above both the offices and the apartments.