Foremost Immo is a specialist firm with a love of historic buildings and out-of-the-ordinary building projects. With a wealth of expertise and the backing of Denys Global, every Foremost project is carried out to an excellent standard with an almost fanatical passion. Passion and perfection go hand in hand and our long-term vision creates a radical future. For the restoration of historic buildings and the creation of sustainable projects alike.
Foremost Immo is a fully-owned subsidiary of Denys Global. Denys’ unique, multi-specialist organisation literally gives us a unique character. The most highly specialised restoration techniques along with complex stabilisation works, unusual drilling and tunnelling projects, etc. are all everyday tasks for Denys’ highly-motivated team.
The finest tribute to a historic building is when it takes on a contemporary function. When it is restored to its former glory while fulfilling the strictest current technical standards.
The Van Orley mansion was originally designed by Adrien Blomme, a prominent beaux-arts architect and a colleague of Victor Horta. The impressive property has a wealth of baroque and rococo features. Under Foremost Immo’s leadership, the building has been expertly restored with the closest attention to historic details. Parquet floors and marquetry, marble fireplaces and stucco decorations have all been carefully and respectfully restored.
Van Orley Business Center offers contemporary office spaces with individual dynamic heating/air-conditioning and a state-of-the-art data and communications infrastructure. The offices are currently in use by Royal Parc Investments as well as being the head office of Foremost Immo and Denys Global.
Léon Suys, the architect of the Brussels stock exchange, drew the plans for the most authentic thermal baths in the world. In 1868, Les Bains de Spa opened its doors to a royal and eclectic clientele. This impressive temple is literally the mother of all spas the world over, and has since made it to the Unesco heritage list.
Following a historical and architectural study, the project of restoring Les Bains de Spa has been awarded to Denys, in close cooperation with Foremost, SumProject and architects B. Van der Wee. A painstaking and respectful restoration together with a sustainable extension will return this monument to its former glory for an exclusive public. The opening of the Hôtel Les Bains de Spa is planned for summer 2016.
Our passion for out-of-the-ordinary construction projects is demonstrated by the construction of Bio Accelerators 1 & 2 in Ghent. Bio Accelerator 1, the impressive service centre for biotechnology and life sciences beside the E40, was erected with a high-tech, transparent facade made of aluminium mesh. The building contains over 12,500 m2 of high-tech laboratories and is used by organisations such as Ablynx, active in the research and development of nanobodies.
Bio Accelerator 2 will also serve an innovative purpose. The building has even been extended with a greenhouse on the roof for plant biotechnology company CropDesign. Unique creations constructed to perfectly match future demands and customer requirements.
Beside the historic Anneessen Tower, Foremost is creating a technical tour de force in conjunction with Denys. The existing building that is literally attached to Brussels protective medieval city walls is being carefully pulled down to make room for a new high-rise building with a fanciful architectural style. The extraordinary surrounding factors make this a true technical feat. First of all, the integrity of the surrounding monuments has to be preserved, with gigantic shoring constructions (the foundations for the new building are even being dug over 6 metres deeper than those of the neighbouring Anneessen Tower!). Secondly, the North-South train line literally runs under Boulevard de l’Empereur, right in front of the new property. A technical challenge that’s right up the street of Denys’ multi-specialists.
Redevelopment of the former stock exchange site in Antwerp : renovation works to transform it into a hotel, restaurant, an events hall and a series of congress spaces and business clubs with underground parking space.
A wonder of architectural genius, the Cloister of Saint Francis is situated in the heart of the old city of Luxembourg, close to the Grand Ducal Palace and main shopping area.
This fully restored former Dominican abbey offers outstanding views over the entire old quarter, thanks to its lofty position on what is known as Europe’s most beautiful balcony.
The residential complex offers luxury apartments with top-end living comfort and incorporate advanced technologies, divided over 8 levels (2 underground, 1 ground floor and 5 floors).