Parc Oxford, 30,000 sqm for the Groupe EDF’s Hydraulics unit

Type of project : New offices
Total surface area : 30 200 M²
Construction time : 31 Months
Location : Rhône-Alpes / South-east
Type of project : New offices
Total surface area : 30 200 M²
Construction time : 31 Months
Location : Rhône-Alpes / South-east

Parc Oxford is an ambitious 30,000-sqm project whose first building phase was launched in September 2016. The launch of the second phase is expected in spring 2017 and completion is scheduled for early 2019.

Know-how that began with finding building land

After positioning itself to acquire the site in the town of Saint-Martin-Le-Vinoux with a view to a real estate operation, the GA Group was approached by SOFILO, Groupe EDF’s subsidiary in charge of land, which was looking for a site for EDF’s Hydraulics department.  

 

A technical training centre for water professionals

The first phase of the project consists in building a 4-storey training centre spanning 3,800 sqm that will be able to accommodate some 70 trainees and 40 trainers. Like the premises of a technical institute of higher education, these will have the particularity of being technical premises, where concrete applications focused on professions in hydraulics will be made available to trainees in order to simulate the actual conditions of the work they are trained to perform. 

 

A made-to-measure operation for Groupe EDF

The second phase of construction on site is that of a 23, 000-sqm complex made up of three separate buildings, all with the same surface areas. Partly 4-storey and partly 7-storey, the buildings will form an L-shaped unit. Nearby, a mobility centre will house a multi-level parking garage with 455 parking places and a company restaurant that will be open to everyone who works on the site. Although this tailor-made operation is designed for the Hydraulics department, it can nonetheless be adapted to changing uses in the future.

 

Energy performance at the heart of preoccupations

GA’s know-how included the integration of air treatment modules in the horizontal and vertical façades. Moreover, the buildings will be fitted with triple glazed sashes with integrated blinds to provide the greatest possible insulation. GA’s Active Computer-Aided Management of Energy Efficiency (GAPÉO®) will optimize the site’s consumption. To meet increasingly significant environmental issues, the building will be BREEAM certified and earn the Effinergie + label.

 

Combining work and well-being

Designed by the architectural firm Groupe 6, the work spaces will have the added value of a scheme that faces outward. From gardens and a terrace to extensive glazed surfaces that foster natural lighting, no effort is spared to enhance users’ comfort and improve well-being at work.

 

Contact Loïs Payet / Head of Programmes