Start construction FacThory

On Friday 21 October, the foundation stone of FacThory, a multifunctional building for smart manufacturing companies, was laid at Thor Park in Genk. Thor Park, LRM (Limburgse Reconversie Maatschappij), stad Genk and KU Leuven jointly laid the foundation stone, which was replaced by a 3D-printed version for the occasion.

FacThory, or "the factory of the future" as it is called, will be a 30 000-square-metre multifunctional building with modular production-, lab- & test rooms and offices. Numerous companies will be able to use it to work out and test processes for automation, digitisation and robotisation.

It is another milestone in the development of Thor Park and for anchoring Genk as Flanders third industrial hub. Together with the other developments at the former Waterschei mine site, FacThory should create 5,000 jobs over the next 10 years.

Construction will take place in four phases. The first phase comprises 3500 m² of production space, 3500 m² of office space and 1000 m² of laboratory- & test space, and will be completed by the end of 2023.

We are extremely proud to collaborate on the realisation of this innovative project with Cordeel as construction partner and Imtech as partner for the techniques.

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