It was love at first site for Michel Culot when he first encountered the area 20 years ago. In 2013, his dream of breathing new life into the Uccle-Boitsfort Hippodrome became reality. Together with his team he won the tender to launch what has today become the DROHME Melting Park.
A public-private partnership
DROHME Melting Park is a public-private partnership between:
- the SAU(urban development corporation – formerly the SAF), the site’s leaseholder;
- DROHME Invest, a limited company responsible for developing the project and its subsidiaries.
- and Bruxelles Environnement which is involved with several parts of the restoration project: managing the House of the Forest, co-financing the free regional playground and co-managing the forest areas.
Following a rigorous application and selection process, the DROHME project was granted a subsidy from the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) programme to increase the value of investments for the site’s renovation and management.
DROHME Invest is part of the VO Group and shares the same values of environmental management and social responsibility. Its aim is to manage the company, its customer late relations and its project development sustainably.
VO Group holds eco-dynamic certification from Bruxelles Environnement.
The DROHME Invest board members
Nicolas de Moreau
Hervé de Radigues
The DROHME project development team