On 22 February, Eiffage won a concession contract for a 20 ha development to turn the historical Ecole Centrale Paris site into a new eco-district. In early February, the Châtenay-Malabry local authority officially announced it had awarded the contract to Eiffage Aménagement following an initial request for proposals from developers in July 2016.
The project will be implemented through a new type of public-private partnership set up for a single purpose, commonly referred to as “SEMOP” in France. Eiffage Aménagement will be the majority shareholder alongside the Châtenay-Malabry local authority.
The project will create a “park-city” with outstanding urban, architectural and landscaping features on an exceptional site opposite Parc de Sceaux in the Greater Paris region.
Eiffage Aménagement will design and build an eco-district providing 213,000 square metres of total floor space:
- providing a balanced response to urban, social, economic and environmental needs;
- with its own character while maintaining ties to the existing town and its history;
- including well-organised, attractive features that will encourage people to use the space.
The project offers a rich social and functional mix including everything needed to create a pleasant, lively district.
- The diverse array of housing represents more than 2,000 units;
- New innovative, connected office space catering to new working methods will be developed at the gateway to the district, right next to the new T10 tramway, boosting the service sector and jobs in Châtenay-Malabry;
- 15,000 square metres of shops and various public amenities (sports hall, school, day care, etc.).
The project also gives pride of place to services and innovations drawing on sustainability concepts that Eiffage has been developing for a number of years.