From Monday 25 September, our site will close at 8pm instead of 10pm. Darkness is gradually setting in earlier and earlier... In over a month's time, winter time will also be in force. FOODMET cafés and ATMs will remain open until midnight, but ONLY through the entrance opposite Clemenceau metro station. There will be no internal traffic after 8pm. Please bear this in mind.
People with parking badges need not worry. If you don't have a car, there is now a special badge that allows you to leave or enter the site outside opening hours. This badge is only activated for the automated gate installed for this purpose next to the bull statues at 24 rue Ropsy Chaudron. The cost of this badge is lower because no parking is required. If you are interested, please contact us as soon as possible.
This week, vzw Cultureghem organises a week full of entertainment and activities. Thursday evening there will be a short break for Boeremet, our afterwork party, but Friday evening too you can visit us from 6 p.m. onwards for Dreamkitchen, theatre, DJ and much more. Check out the entire programme below. For additional info please contact CULTUREGHEM asbl...
The end of the main entrance renovation works is in sight.... The contractor will carry out a few more operations on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 September next, as a result of which the entrance will be closed to all traffic for two days. Please take this into account. The entrance via Nijverheidskaai 168 is of course the best alternative to reach or leave the site of Abattoir.
FOODMET is an important food centre for Brussels. Nearly 50,000 people come here every weekend to do their shopping. Inevitably, many fresh products have to be delivered by trucks equipped with cooling groups. Since the opening of the FOODMET, we received complaints about this from some neighbours. After consultation with Bruxelles Environnement, Urban.brussels and the Commune of Anderlecht, Abattoir undertook to do something about it. An acoustic study was first carried out by the specialised agency De Fonseca. This quickly showed that there was only one solution to this problem: the construction of an 8m-high sound-absorbing wall with canopy. The acoustic wall is made of mineral wool.
In recent days, articles have appeared in the press about the closure of the Anderlecht slaughterhouse at the end of 2028. This following a parliamentary question in the Brussels Parliament.
Our Board of Directors has decided to stop investing in a new slaughterhouse. Financial reasons, but also the uncertainty about the slaughter without stunning, the ever stricter regulations regarding the environment, animal welfare, etc. Read more...