Collaboration is the watchword at Regus Kardinaal Mercier, a buzzing office space that’s far removed from dreary corporate meeting rooms in soulless skyscrapers. Designed by architect Crepain Binst, the four-storey building retains its beautiful Baroque exterior while the inside has been carefully restored with modern co-working in mind. Lots of natural light, built-in ceiling lights and glass portioning feature throughout the property, while the main attraction is undoubtedly the atrium – a stunning glass dome centrepiece, complete with grand wooden staircase.
The building is brilliantly located, a mere five-minute walk from Mechelen Train Station and a mere two minutes from Mechelen Oude Brusselsestraat Bus Station. Those who prefer to drive can leave their vehicle safely in one of the 350 underground spaces at the public Bruul car park directly in front of the building. If time permits, stroll across the Dijle canal to Horlogeriemuseum and admire an array of antique clocks and watches. Or visit Museum Hof Van Busleyden to learn how Burgundian court culture left its mark on modern-day Mechelen.