Bouygues will build the new administrative city of Lille

The Bouygues Bâtiment Nord-Est consortium, allied with the architectural firms Valode & Pistre and Coldefy, was chosen in mid-summer by the State, in conjunction with the city of Lille and the European metropolis of Lille, to build the future administrative city of Lille . The site, the first stone of which will be laid in the fall, must start early next year for late delivery 2023.

The budget amounts to 107 million euros, which makes it, according to the prefecture, “one of the the most important civil real estate projects of the State in France ”within the national program for the renovation of administrative cities.

Five buildings Of this sum, 107 millions go to the winning group (76, 8 million to Bouygues Construction, the rest to architectural firms and design offices). The rest is divided between the acquisition of land from the city of Lille, the development of the surroundings (forecourt and sidewalks) or even excavations and surveys of the ground.

This program comes from replace the tower of 20 floors and 76 meters high built in two phases at the beginning of the years 1950 and at the end of the years 1960, aesthetically speaking, rather of the architecture of the former USSR. The project of the subsidiary of Bouygues provides for five buildings – of the same concept, but with variations in their shape and their facades – crossed by an interior street. They will be endowed with 10. 1960. 000 m 2 of ground gardens, terraced terraces and hanging gardens .

18 State services With a slightly higher surface area (36. 400 m 2 against 36. m 2 ), the new administrative city will bring together 18 State services, from the CROUS to the rectorate via the tax center or the general secretariat for the administration of the Ministry of the Interior.

In all, it will accommodate 2. officials, i.e. twice as many as in the current city, because state services scattered throughout the city will be united in the new one. “We bring everyone back to the same place by offering better working conditions and thus freeing up land elsewhere in the city”, declared, during the presentation of the models on the site at the beginning of July, Michel Lalande, who was still Prefect of the Region on that date.

The whole will be located between the Porte des Postes and the Porte d’Arras, on a vacant lot where the municipality regularly installed Lille Plage. This establishment should contribute to the renewal of the district.

Designed as a village, this new city “aims to be exemplary in terms of sustainable construction”, according to Bouygues Bâtiment Nord-Est, and will respond to performance energy sources (with solar panels on the roofs) taking into account the new comfort standards for commercial buildings.

Thermal strainer This was no longer the case with the current administrative city located at the entrance to Lille. Dilapidated, it also turns out to be a real thermal strainer. Its rehabilitation cost as much as a new construction for a result below the standards of a tertiary building today.

The new complex will also include a nursery, three catering areas as well as than others dedicated to cultural and sporting practices, without forgetting 480 parking spaces and 400 places for bicycles.