Brussels Airport plans to invest ‘no less than’ 70 million euros over the next three years to redevelop a 83,500-sqm cargo zone in the central premises, with a focus on modernization, innovation and sustainability.
The move comes as the airport sees growing demand for storage and handling space and with it the need to modernize several buildings. The airport group said eight obsolete buildings will be demolished to set the stage for three modern and sustainable buildings at the central area, BruCargo Central, scheduled to be completed in 2025.
Construction works at this 83,500-sqm central area, located in the second line of access to the tarmac, are scheduled to start at end-2023. Plans include the redevelopment of the central area of the cargo zone and the development of new cargo buildings and offices on the airport site.
The airport said sustainability will play a key role in the modernization of the future cargo area, with plans to develop energy-efficient infrastructure at the European air hub.
Last year the airport, with 380,000 square metres of warehouse space, handled 843,000 tonnes of cargo, up 30 percent compared to 2020.