AGORA – your location developer

Agora extends an invitation to Club Belval

Get-together in the Maison des Sciences Humaines

Around 70 representatives of companies, institutions, research centres and business people from Belval met at Club Belval on 25 November. This time, the event was held in the so-called “Blackbox” in the Maison des Sciences Humaines which was made available by the Fonds Belval. Agora had issued the invitation in order to discuss the current developments on Belval.

One focal theme concerned the Belval Innovation Campus with its university and private and public research facilities with presentations by Prof. Dr Georg Mein, Dean of the Faculty of Language Sciences and Literature, the Humanities, Art and Education Sciences at the University of Luxembourg.
Agora also presented current and future communication measures and campaigns for the new Innovation Campus. A subsequent Walking Lunch gave guests the opportunity to exchange information.

Club Belval has now become something of a tradition. Once or twice a year, the decision-makers from companies and institutions get together here with business to discuss current issues. The Club was brought to life 5 years ago by Agora. The aim was and is to provide the decision-makers at Belval with regular information on the latest developments so they can pass this information on to staff or clients as multipliers. The event is also intended as an opportunity for people to make new contacts and maintain existing ones.

Agora presenting Belval at the Expo Real in Munich

This year’s main topic: office premises around the university

From 5-7 October, Agora will be providing information on the latest developments and projects at Belval on the community stand of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, A1.330.

The focus will be on new office premises in the Square Mile, and areas mainly around the university.
And furthermore, this year Agora will also be on the trade fair’s supporting conference programme. On Tuesday, 6 October, Agora project developer Jürgen Primm will be leading a podium discussion on the subject of "Student living: establishing a new market segment?"

EXPO REAL is the biggest B2B trade fair for real estate and investment in Europe. Around 1700 exhibitors present their offers for real estate and investment on its 64,000 m². At the numerous symposia, conferences and round tables, experts will be discussing current trends and innovations in the real estate, investment and financial markets. This year the event organisers are expecting in the region of 37,000 visitors.

Further information is available on the website at www.exporeal.net

Uni starts in Belval

Welcome week for more than 2200 students – with Agora

The countdown is running. Monday, 14 September sees the beginning of the first week at university for many students at the new campus at Belval. Preparations for the arrival of 2200 students in Belval are well underway. In recent weeks and months, the university administration and faculties for language sciences and literature, the humanities, art and educational sciences have taken up residence at Belval.

This year, the university's Office of Student Life has prepared an extensive welcome programme for all freshers and students with concerts, sporting events and parties. The event on will be opened on Monday, 14 September by university chancellor Rainer Klump in person, who will be welcoming students and staff of the university and the mayors of the municipalities Esch/Alzette and Sanem and inviting them to breakfast at the Maison du Savoir. The day will continue with guided tours by Agora of the new campus and a large garden party at Park "Um Belval", where Agora will be serving cocktails to students and staff.

The Campus Invasion Party starts at the Rockhal at 9pm on Friday, 18 September – and non-students are also also invited along. The events turns sporting on Saturday, 19 September with street basketball, volleyball, beach soccer and extreme bumper ball tournaments on the new Campus Belval.

Find out more about the programme on Facebook, Twitter and at the University's website

Download flyer with the programme for the Welcome Week

Agora Club Belval meeting

A get-together of around 70 managers from companies and institutions, and business people

Agora, the development company responsible for Belval, issued invitations for Club Belval on first of July, in order to discuss the latest developments at the location.

Club Belval has now become something of a tradition. Twice a year, decision-makers from companies and institutions meet here with business people to discuss current issues. The Club was brought to life 6 years ago by Agora.

The aim was and is to provide the growing number of decision-makers at Belval with regular information on the latest developments so they can pass this information on to staff or clients as multipliers. The event is also intended as an opportunity for people to make new contacts.

Agora turns 15

More than 170 guests celebrated with the development company in Belval

Yesterday, the development company Agora celebrated its fifteenth year of existence. The company was founded in 2000 to revitalise former steel industry production centres in the south of Luxembourg, including the approx. 120 hectares of the Belval site.

The reputation of the Public Private Partnership of the State of Luxembourg and the ArcelorMittal Steel Group has long extended beyond Belval, attracting a number of awards as well as international recognition for the quality of its achievements. 

The 21-strong team of urban planners, architects, engineers and marketing specialists provides all the services required to develop the location – from analysis and planning to civil engineering and development, to local marketing. As a one-stop package or as individual services.

Around 170 guests accepted the invitation to yesterday's birthday party at the foot of the blast furnace site in Belval.

Uni.lu – First "Open Day" in Belval

Agora present with its own information stand

Last Saturday saw the annual university "Open Day", which this year took place for the first on the new campus in Belval.

More than 3.000 visitors accepted the invitation to come along and find out more about the courses on offer, and all three of the university faculties presented their options. There were also guided tours of the Cité des Sciences and of the student halls of residence UniVal1 in the sub-quarter Square Mile.

As well as the municipality of Esch, the Fonds Belval, Tice, the Verkeiersverbond and many other partners, Agora, the development partner responsible for Belval, was also present with an information stand and the model of Belval.



Agora presents Belval at the MIPIM in Cannes

This year’s main topic: office real estate in the Square Mile

From 10-13 March, Agora will be providing information on the latest developments and projects at Belval on the community stand of the Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce R8.D14.

The presentation by the Belval development company will focus on new office premises in the Square Mile with offices mainly for companies who are involved with the university and in research. The core element is the “Esplanade” project, a building ensemble with a very special architecture.

The international real estate trade fair MIPIM brings together everyone involved in every area of real estate – offices, residential, retailer, health, sports, logistics and industry. This year, the organisers are expecting around 2,000 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors from some 90 countries. 

Further information: www.mipim.com



Project: construction of a care home in Belval

Agora opens process for declaration of interest

The development company Agora is continuing its strategy of attracting as many different yet complementary types of user to Belval as possible.

A plot of land has now been reserved in the northern area of the Square Mile quarter, close to the park and within sight of the Belval North residential area, for a care home. This is in addition to the existing CIPA care and retirement home in Belval North, and will provide accommodation for around 120 residents.

A special award procedure will be used to select the contractor and future operator. Teams of project developers, operators and investors have until 27 February 2015 to register their interest in taking part.

Interested parties who would like to receive further information and to register should email marketingagora.lu

Agora – partnering the Red Rock Challenge again

Development company supports two-day sporting and cultural event in south Luxemburg

The second "Red Rock Challenge" is to take place on 11 and 12 October, this time under the motto of "Running, Hiking, Cycling?”. This sporting and cultural event consists of several competitions such as mountain biking, running and hiking, as well as various combinations of these individual competitions.

The course combines the main sights in the southern region, and takes participants through the nature reserves of Haard, Hesselbierg, Streebierg, Lalléngerbierg and Giele Botter.

The events all start and finish at the Lyzeum in Belval. One new addition this year is the Urban Trail, a 10-km trail that only goes through Belval.
The events are open to anyone, regardless of age and level of fitness.

Participants can enter as individuals or in teams of two or three. It is also possible to enter one event on the both days. 

For further information and to register please go to: www.rr-challenge.lu

New brochure for Belval

Free insert in Wort, Quotidien and Télécran, and available to download

Agora edit a new French-language image brochure for Belval on 17 June.

It will consist of around 20 pages on every facet of the new city quarters, such as living, working, learning, research, studying and leisure time. A map in the middle of the brochure will provide plenty of information on completed buildings and projects that are still underway, on how to get here and parking options, and on public transport connections.

The A5 brochure will be included as a free insert in Télécran, Wort and Le Quotidien.

Click here to download the brochure (FR) as a PDF file (3 MB)