Groupe GA has recently signed a property development contract with SOFILO, subsidiary of the EDF Group, for the construction of a 25,500 m² property complex.
Situated at the heart of Parc d’Oxford, facing the Grenoble science peninsula, this new property complex includes three office buildings, above a ground floor dedicated to the activities of the EDF Hydraulic Division, a restaurant and a 455-space car park. Ultimately, it will accommodate the 1,100 employees of the EDF Hydraulic Division.
Designed by architectural agency Groupe-6, the three office buildings, forming an “L” shape, will enjoy high visibility from the Grenoble-Lyon road and will have large glazed areas opening on to gardens.
BREEAM certified and with the Effinergie + label, these buildings will be equipped with ultra-efficient equipment managed by Galaxy Pilot®, the monitoring and management software developed by Groupe GA. Temperature, light and ventilation will therefore be adjusted in real-time to optimise comfort and environmental performance to the maximum extent possible.
A mobility building will house a company restaurant open to all employees on the site and an automated car park with 455 parking spaces, and spaces for bikes and electric vehicles.
The handover of these new buildings is scheduled for spring 2019.
A first training building of 3,800 m2 is already under construction and will be handed over in June 2017. This will house 80 trainees on a permanent basis. Ultimately, the project should be completed with the construction of a hotel with around one hundred rooms in order to accommodate them.
The SMA group has just acquired all the buildings leased to EDF, within the framework of a sale prior to completion (“Vente en Etat Futur d’Achèvement”).
GA, a true partner of the commune of Saint-Martin-le-Vinoux and Grenoble-Alpes Métropole, has employed all its development know-how to the benefit of this site. The motorway near the site has been decommissioned, with organised entrances and exits which make the site more attractive for future users.
When EDF stated its requirement to bring the teams of the Hydraulic Division onto a single site, the land of Parc d'Oxford in Saint-Martin-le-Vinoux, which we had owned for several years, seemed to us to be perfect. Lengthy studies and adjustments followed, culminating in the signature of this property development contract.