In the PPP Servaassite in Diepenbeek, Democo and DMI Vastgoed were able to showcase their talents in this particular type of public/private partnership. In the context of the PPP project, the sites of the former Sint-Servaasschool were redeveloped as a residential area with 40 residences and a retail space. Simultaneously, the adjoining cultural centre was expanded. The strength of the Democo Group lies in the development of this functional mix: Democo took responsibility for the design & build of the public component, while DMI developed and built the private element. This collaboration helped create one, new, coherent city district. AEW and Vandenbriele were involved in the building team for the technical installations and the HVAC/sanitary facilities in the project, respectively.