On 4 September 2015, the minister of Education, Joëlle Milquet, and the local authority of Berchem-Sainte-Agathe opened the schoold “Les Lilas”, a new establishment in the primary education network. On 1 September 2015 the school opened its doors to 230 pupils from Year 1 to Year 5 in ten classrooms, with a further eight classrooms planned to be opened in the next few years.
The school, which intends to introduce pupils from special-needs education from next year, has been provided with state-of-the-art computer equipment such as interactive whiteboards.
This “low energy” building is made up of two wings, with a total floor space of 3,400 m² over four levels.
As well as carrying out the topographical surveys, stability designs, landscaping and technical building services, TPF Engineering was responsible for supervising the construction work.