After 9 months of work, Marc Oppenheim, Managing Director of Crédit Agricole Immobilier and Sébastien Matty, Chairman of the GA Group, inaugurated the Abellio office building on 18 may, in the presence of Jean-Luc Moudenc, Mayor of Toulouse and President of Toulouse Metropolis. In june 2017, the building will become home to the 300 Toulouse-based property experts of the Crédit Agricole Group.
The Crédit Agricole Immobilier teams in Toulouse will, in the next few weeks, have a new address at 9, impasse of Borderouge, in the heart of a booming district. Located close to the Borderouge underground station, on the new urban boulevard giving direct access to the ring road and right next to place “Carré des Maourines” and the gardens of the Museum of Toulouse, Abellio enjoys exceptional access and a location in the region.
Designed by the CDA Architectes agency, constructed by GA Smart building and fitted out by Crédit Agricole Immobilier, the 4,500-m² Abellio building has been designed to be pleasant to live and to work in.
This project is the image of our conviction, we create living and working spaces that contribute to the well-being of their occupants
Sébastien Matty, Chairman of the GA Group
The Crédit Agricole Immobilier employees will benefit from large open and bright areas and many meeting areas created on each floor in order to promote conviviality and exchanges. In addition, they will have a lunch area that opens out onto an enormous panoramic terrace. Art will also be represented in Abellio through two creations from regional artists: a totem pole created to mark the laying of the first stone by Reso, a French graffiti artist emblematic of “Wild Style” and an “open door on the future” metal sculpture by the artist, Gérard Bogo, and co-created by the project’s designers. The latter will be unveiled when the teams move in.
Ultra-modern and of high environmental quality, these new generation offices with HQE® certification will be managed by the GAPÉO® system (computer-controlled active management of energy performance), developed by the GA Group. Temperature, light and ventilation will therefore be monitored and adjusted in real-time in order to optimise the comfort of the Crédit Agricole Immobilier employees, while minimising energy consumption.
Thanks to the constructive mode unique to GA, including use of the 3D BIM digital modelling tool, the project has been delivered in just nine months, including the occupier’s work. After this delivery, Crédit Agricole Immobilier’s architects and designers took over the reins to develop the interior workspaces. The design of the interior development charter associated, via upstream participatory workshops, the teams who also chose to give the name of Abellio to their future headquarters. Making reference to the sun god of the Pyrenees and the bearer of prosperity, this name illustrates the objectives for growth of the real estate division of the Crédit Agricole group and for the development of its property business lines, especially for its residential promotion and administration activities for property in Toulouse.
Beyond a simple fitting-out project, Abellio is the bearer of a major managerial ambition: to strengthen the cohesion, well-being and performance of the teams at the service of our clients and the development of property projects with meaning and utility in Toulouse and its region.
Marc Oppenheim, Managing Director General of Crédit Agricole Immobilier