Behind the scenes

SCK•CEN domain

SCK•CEN is located in a unique 334 hectare rural setting stretching from Mol-Achterbos to Mol-Donk. Barely 10% of this surface area is occupied by the technical site, including research reactors, laboratories and offices. Woods, fields, water features, roads and lanes occupy more than half of the entire space.
We manage this woodland in accordance with good practice and on the basis of an approved woodland management plan. This means that we ourselves are responsible for the thinning out and planting of the trees, the maintenance of the fire access roads, etc.

Domain and social infrastructure 


Residential area

SCK•CEN offers its staff numerous housing facilities: houses, villas, studios and furnished single rooms. These facilities are offered subject to a waiting list. We also offer bicycle and garage rental.

More info: SCK•CEN housing facilities


The Lakehouse Hotel-Restaurant (temporarily closed)

The Lakehouse temporarily closed its doors. Questions or remarks? Consult our website: or contact


Nuclea Sports Club

Nuclea provides facilities for the staff of SCK•CEN and the surrounding businesses (VITO, IRMM, Belgonucleaire). There are various facilities available to the members: sports halls, tennis courts, football fields, marina, swimming lake and beach, golf courses, petanque areas, a fishing lake etc. The organisation offers more than 20 sports and organises numerous activities every year.
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