Construction of the new Marche-en-Famenne prison

Marche-en-Famenne prison.

The Valens-Duchêne consortium completed the Marche-en-Famenne prison on time. Collignon and Reynders were also involved in the project, in a subcontracting capacity. In the context of a DBFM (design, build, finance and maintain) project, Eiffage Benelux and Fexim have responsibility for the building's maintenance for the next 25 years.

The prison is one of the most modern in Europe. Designed for 300 prisoners, the building combines security and energy efficiency.

The complex includes a court for enforcing sentences, a visitors' space, a central rotunda linking together the 4 wings and a building containing the gym, classrooms and a library. There are also sports fields, exercise yards, a central kitchen, prisoner workshops and a prison administration building.

The Marche prison was officially opened on 17 October 2013 in the presence of Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and Minister of Justice, Annemie Turtelboom.

Valens, Duchêne, Reynders, etc.
Régie des Bâtiments
CERAU – SCAU Architects Partners
Project duration: 
26/10/2011 - 30/09/2013