Less than one hour away from Lille and Brussels, and only one hour thirty minutes from Paris, Mons is a cross-border town in a highly strategic position. Featuring all the advantages of a modern town, Mons offers its residents an exceptional quality of life, with a wide range of services and leisure activities, while retaining a warm and friendly human dimension.


The ‘Le Corso’ project was born out of the desire of the town of Mons and the company Health Invest to create a harmonious new living space in the historic town centre that perfectly entwines heritage, contemporary architecture and cutting-edge fittings and finishings.

Le Corso is an architectural project that aims to enhance the town, allowing its inhabitants to integrate into the creative dynamic of the urban fabric at the heart of Hainaut’s capital.

Located on the site of the former Montois cinema, the building comprises seventeen different homes, from studio flats to one and two bedroom apartments. This diversity responds to a wish to accommodate a variety of lifestyles, and to satisfy the greatest number of expectations concerning the current energy quality standards. The project is complemented by fourteen parking spaces.

The apartments have large windows at the rear that benefit from an ideal source of natural sunlight and a scenic view over the enclosed garden. Each apartment has been finished to a high-standard and in a neutral manner for future homeowners to adapt to their own individual taste. The project’s most outstanding features are the numerous green spaces on each floor and its large internal planted patio.

Plans of the units

Transformation of the former ‘Corso’ cinema into a block of 17 apartments with parking spaces on a plot covering rue des Capucins, 7 and rue de Dinant, 3, 5, 7A, 7B and 9 in 7000 MONS



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External features

At ground level, the floor covering consists of Klinker interlocking pavers with a cement border. The green spaces are laid with turf and planted with low regional trees.

On the upper levels, the flooring of the entrance passageways is made of exotic wood on a galvanised steel structure. The staircases and handrails are made of galvanised steel. The electric traction lift is very quiet, energy-efficient and fast.

The external cladding of the (newly built and existing) buildings is made of a light-coloured mineral render (white or very light grey, to be decided). The external window and door frames are made of a mid-grey PVC or aluminium (to be decided), with double-glazing (according to the Building Energy Efficiency standard (PEB) in force in Belgium). The door and window openings are shown in the plans. The roof windows are VELUX or similar, with a pivot opening of a least 120°.

The sloping roofs are insulated (according to the Building Energy Efficiency standard in force in Belgium), and covered with anthracite-coloured synthetic slate tiles. The flat roofs of the building are extensive green roofs.

Underground parking

The internal walls and ceilings of the underground car park are painted a very light grey. The floor is of cement with very clear markings. The entrance gates are sliding or sectional with openwork railings. Each homebuyer with an underground parking space will receive an automatic control for the shared gates. The ventilation is natural and continuous.

The common areas

The internal walls of the common areas are plastered and painted. The ceilings are covered with thin plaster and painted. The floor covering and skirting boards made of glazed ceramic stoneware are chosen by the developer. The colour palette will be defined according to the design and special decorating plan drawn up by the architect. The rooms concerned are located along the entrance porch and include the technical rooms and the bicycle storage room. The various models of doors, door frames, embrasures and door fittings have been chosen by the Developer to comply with the fire regulations.

The private areas

The choice of both the materials and fittings in these superb turnkey apartments is to a high standard (including fitted kitchen, fitted bathroom, and intercom system). In terms of energy efficiency, the apartments meet the standards that were in effect on the date when the planning permission request was submitted (June 2013).

The walls separating the apartments are made of solid sand-lime blocks or similar. The internal partition walls are smooth ‘ready to paint’ plaster blocks. The coatings on the roof slopes, wooden beams and lightweight partitions under the roof slopes are made of RF60 plaster panels pursuant to the Regional Fire Service regulations. In the living areas (sitting rooms, kitchens, halls, night halls, bedrooms and offices), wood is the chosen floor covering (oak for a luxury finish, or bamboo, for a comfortable finish). The bathroom and toilet floors are covered in marble or travertine (the buyer may choose). The technical rooms (storage and utility rooms) are tiled with a ceramic stoneware coating (synthetic travertine). The bathroom walls are fully tiled to complement the chosen floor covering. The indoor woodwork is painted in white tones and have the same type of embrasures and door frames.

The ventilation system is of a centralised and individual dual-flow type. Each apartment has its own individual control unit. The ventilation complies with current regulations and has been fitted according to the recommendations of the Building Energy Efficiency manager. The heating is provided by individual gas boilers. The radiators are sized and positioned to suit each individual room. The radiators have been installed to meet current standards and according to the recommendations of the Building Energy Efficiency manager.

Floor plan Le Corso (PDF)

Latest information:
cdc commercial 17-01-2017 (PDF)

Mme Ilona Esther Sekula
Health Invest SA
Industrieweg 3
2880 Bornem
+32 (0)476 60 65 37
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