A procurement contract was launched in January 2011 calling for prospective project owners to come forward.
At the end of the selection committee meeting, in May 2011, the selected candidates were invited to submit an offer. Five projects were received, which were then extensively analysed by a selection committee comprised of SPI members and external experts. Their decision was validated by SPI’s Executive Board in December 2011, but was subject to two appeals.
This is why the identity of the Val Benoît project owner was announced only in April 2012: The ad hoc association of BAUMANS-DEFFET/DIRIX/BEL/MSA.
Here is their conceptual rendering of Val Benoît :