Poortakkerstraat 93 - 9000 Ghent
Energy efficiency was a priority in the design of Pulse. The buildings have climate ceilings, a smart building management system, and built-in LED lighting. The designers provided green space, with native plants and trees, around the buildings to create the most pleasant working environment possible.
Shared cars, bikes, and electric car charging points help optimise mobility in and around the development. A tram links Pulse with the centre of Ghent, and the railway station is just 5 minutes by bike, encouraging sustainable commuting.
Occupant comfort has been maximised with a modular layout that can be adapted to suit the needs of the end users. The building has raised floors and an access control system. The green surroundings are a big bonus for the people who work in the building.
Two seven-storey buildings
Pulse consists of two buildings, each with seven storeys, or more than 7,500 m² of office space. Sustainable technologies – a climate ceiling, a smart building management system, and built-in LED lighting – help achieve low energy consumption. The beds around the buildings have been planted with native plants and trees, contributing to occupants' well-being and productivity.
Ghent's premier business district
Pulse is part of The Loop, Ghent's vibrant business centre. The development is located in Sint-Denijs-Westrem, with a direct tram ensuring easy access to the old city centre of Ghent. Moreover, it's just a five-minute bike ride from the railway station, providing easy access for commuters.
An excellent investment case for a fast-growing company
ION developed Pulse on behalf of IDD Real Estate. VMRE Capital Partners, an investment vehicle of the Van de Moortel family, acquired the offices soon after planning permission was obtained. VMRE had been looking for a site in the wider Ghent area for some time to house the group's many companies under one roof. The Pulse new-build development on Poortakkerstraat in The Loop ticked all their boxes. VMRE occupies half of the office building, letting the remaining space to other companies.