The State Administrative Center (Rijksadministratief Centrum – RAC) in Brussels was converted into the new headquarters of the Federal Police, and houses 2,200 police officers. ENGIE Fabricom was contracted to design and install the electrical installation of the three parts which make up the complex.
The architecture of the protected building, which has a floor area of approx. 20,000 m² below ground and approx. 70,000 m² above ground, was thoroughly updated and adapted to meet the needs of a modern police force. The renovation of the building had to take into account safety regulations regarding burglary protection, fire detection, and ballistic protection.
The first building consists of offices, specialist forensic laboratories, a detention centre with associated interrogation rooms, and a shooting range. A car park will be built as an annex to the office building, with approximately 730 parking places reserved for the Federal Police, including 90 places for special intervention vehicles. Building C will also be renovated at the same time. Half of it will provide office space, and the other half used as a residential building.
ENGIE Fabricom’s role
ENGIE Fabricom was responsible for the study and execution of the electrical installation of the various buildings, and the renovation of the car park with five floors at the rear of the building.
- Installation of HV cabins and transformers (1,000 kVA)
- Generators (from 250 to 1,000 KVA)
- Main low-voltage panels
- Distribution boards
- General electricity: lighting, safety lighting, floor ducting, sockets
- Fire detection and extinguishing system
- Data centre
- Busbar system for power supply racks
- Faraday cage
- Outdoor lighting