Before designing office buildings we create workspaces that suit the needs and lifestyles of those who are going to use them. People’s expectations about their workplace have changed greatly. The office is no longer a place where work is organised along hierarchical lines but a living-space that favours the coordination of work, interaction and creativity. Office buildings also convey the company’s image and help to make it more attractive to future employees.
That is why we pay particular attention to the expectations of new generations of office-workers in order to imagine more modular spaces which encourage interaction, strike a balance between the collective and the individual and offer services to those who work there. Nextdoor is a response to that revolution in uses. After Issy-les-Moulineaux, new coworking spaces have been inaugurated in the heart of La Défense and at Paris Gare de Lyon. By the end of 2017, Nextdoor will be operating eight sites in France and will have over 4,000 customers. We have teamed up with AccorHotels in order to accelerate the rollout of the Nextdoor concept. Together we aim to create 80 Nextdoor coworking spaces in Europe by 2022, opening 10 to 15 new sites a year from 2018.
All over France, we support the people who run businesses by teaming up with them to build attractive, flexible workplaces that are economically efficient and environment-friendly. Energy efficiency has long been an integral part of our projects: since 2008, the majority of our office projects have been positive-energy buildings.
More generally, we take an interest in all aspects of the performance of a commercial property investment. Spaces are optimised and flexible enough to adapt over time to changes in working methods.