The number of vacant properties in Belgium rose in 2013 for the 6th year in a row. Especially the local shopping areas are struggling.
wes research & strategy helps cities and towns to obtain, through housing vacancy analyses, insight into the size, nature and the underlying reasons for this lack of occupancy. Then – in consultation with the client and taking into account a realistic ambition – a vision for the future is outlined that clearly shows the way the municipality intends to go with its commercial core. The implementation of a core strengthening policy is absolutely crucial in this context. Finally, a concrete action plan should help to tackle the lack of occupancy.