It’s an academic visit! At the beginning of October, our teams at Eiffage Construction in the Northeast of France had the pleasure and honour of welcoming Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Emmanuelle Wargon, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Ecological Transition, François Grosdidier, Mayor of Metz, Laurent Touvet, Prefect of Moselle, and Jean-Marc Huart, Rector of the Grand Est Academic Region. Nicolas Michel, Director of the Eiffage Construction Rehabilitation Agency in Lorraine, was able to present to them this project of heavy restructuring and energy rehabilitation won in July 2020.
This privileged visit illustrates well the importance of the stakes of this project, integrated into the plan of energy recovery of the territory! Won in July 2020, this new contract involves the restructuring of 255 studettes spread over 2 buildings of the CROUS Lorraine (students accomodation) on the Metz-Saulcy campus.
A heavy restructuring that has several objectives.
The first challenge is social: with the improvement of common spaces (installation of lifts, collective laundry and coworking space), the renovation of the short-term accommodation space Bed&Crous and the refectory, or the fitting out of studettes of 13m2 (fully equipped with prefabricated bathroom, kitchenette area and suitable furniture, especially for People with Reduced Mobility), the collective and individual life will be significantly improved.
The second issue is environmental: after the complete cleaning of the building piping, the overall energy improvement of the buildings and the achievement of the BBC Renovation label (including the installation of facade insulation, the restoration of the waterproofing, the complete replacement of the heating system fed by a district heating sub-station that uses biomass, or ventilation and the creation of thermal locks in way of inputs) are covered.
For the architecture, the firm LCR has favored qualitative and ergonomic furniture to highlight individual housing and common areas, as well as warm tones and woody colors.
The first building will be delivered in the summer of 2021, and work on the second building will begin for a reception in August 2022.