Renovation of the Banque Populaire Occitane building in Albi with Newskin

Renovation of the Banque Populaire Occitane building in Albi with Newskin

In Albi, an office building renovated with the new GA skin

Type of project

Renovated offices

Total surface area : 3 000 m²

Location : South-West

Status : Finished

Construction time : 9 months


CDA Architectes

Further information

Before having its head office renovated, the Banque Populaire Occitane in Albi had already teamed up with GA Smart Building on real estate developments in Toulouse on five previous occasions.

GA Smart Building renovated this building complex of close to 3,000 m² in Albi in just 8 months for the Banque Populaire Occitane.

The bank branch occupies the ground floor, and the upper 7 floors house offices. The site also includes a 3-floor extension, an annexe, and above-ground and basement car parks.

A contract of confidence

Initially plans called for building headquarters in Toulouse, but the idea of a renovated head office in Albi won out. It was a major challenge for GA Smart Building and its teams because it involved equipping a building dating back to the 1980s with all the qualities of a brand new building. The pre-existing connection that linked GA with the Banque Populaire as a result of the many building operations they had previously carried out successfully in Toulouse contributed to creating a strong context of trust when it came to this project.

Efficient energy management

Faced with such a specifications sheet and with the obligation to achieve a classification equivalent to BVC (a low energy consumption index), GA implemented its most innovative processes. The Newskin façade process, which incorporates blinds into double picture windows and triple glazing, and the internal air treatment module implemented by GA Smart Building help save energy while providing optimal comfort. With the assistance of the Active Computer-Aided Management of Energy Efficiency system (GAPÉO®), the renovated site improves the existing state of consumption by 30% and 40% compared to existing thermal regulations for the building industry. GA technology has thus enabled this existing building to achieve the energy efficiency of a new building.

Reconciling productivity and well-being at work

For the offices, breaking down partitions to create open space helped modernize the work stations and offer employees the possibility of reconciling productivity and well-being at work. Open-plan offices, laid out with special care to acoustics, gain in terms of volume and aesthetic comfort in addition to being rendered perfectly well suited to today’s new working modes.

Nearby, employees can exchange ideas in meeting rooms, enjoy refreshments in the spacious cafeteria, relax in one of the break areas, or enrich their minds in one of the training rooms.

Sébastien Launay


Sébastien Launay

Head of Corporate real estate


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GA renovates the Banque Populaire Occitane's office building with Newskin

GA renovates the Banque Populaire Occitane's office building with Newskin