Insurer Bâloise moves to Wooden building

The Wooden building in Leudelange reveals a wood and steel structure. Illustration: ArtBuild

The Wooden building in Leudelange reveals a wood and steel structure. Illustration: ArtBuild

The insurer Bâloise will join Foyer and Lalux in the Am Bann industrial zone in Leudelange starting 9 January, turning it into a hub for Luxembourg’s insurance sector.

Bâloise said it would exceptionally close its offices on 6 January to finalise its move to the Wooden building in Rue du Château d'eau, in the Leudelange industrial zone Am Bann. The company expects to welcome staff and customers at its new premises from 9 January.

The Foyer group in 2006 inaugurated its headquarter in the same area, as did insurer Lalux in 2011.

After having spent ten years in the Atrium in Bourmicht, a Bertrange industrial zone, Bâloise is going to establish itself permanently in Leudelange, with a 15-year lease signed for a large part of the 9,462 m² Wooden building, the first large-scale building to be constructed from wood in Luxembourg.

CLE (Compagnie luxembourgeoise d'entreprise) and BPI Real Estate Luxembourg will be the other tenants of the building.

The building, co-developed by Iko Real Estate and BPI Real Estate, has been awarded the Well Building Standard and BREEAM excellent certification and is considered a reference in sustainable wood construction. Designed by ArtBuild, which chose to leave the building’s load-bearing structure (exoskeleton, columns and slabs) visible, made of wood and steel, Wooden was delivered last November after about two years of work by CLE and Wood Shapers.