The Urban Development Corporation of the Brussels-Capital Region (sau-msi.brussels) is the public operator responsible for carrying out major urban development projects in Brussels such as Usquare.brussels, mediapark.brussels and Josaphat and constructing public facilities of regional significance such as LE CHAT cartoon museum, the Hippodrome and fire stations.
The SAU acts as the developer of these zones and projects, on the basis of a co-construction approach with the relevant private and public partners. Where necessary, it plays this role by controlling the ownership of buildings and/or land (more than 70 hectares in the Brussels-Capital Region).
The SAU is the coordinator of the site where Usquare.brussels is being developed. This mission was entrusted to it by the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region, which used the Beliris Fund to purchase the former barracks from the Federal State.
The SAU is coordinating the various components of the Usquare.brussels project.
The SAU is itself the contracting authority for the future conversion of the arena where horse-riders were trained into a sustainable food hall. This component of the repurposing of the barracks is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
In addition, it will manage the following aspects itself, in consultation with the other public and university stakeholders:
- the search for private investors for the university accommodation and family housing components.
- the project management of the public spaces.