Designed by Lalou+Lebec Architectes, Convergence – located on a former brownfield site – symbolises the metamorphosis of this earmarked-for-renewal neighbourhood, which will soon feature cycle paths, a shopping centre (Lillenium) and a new public swimming pool, as well as hosting businesses and
high-end accommodation. As with most of Bouygues Immobilier's residential properties, Convergence boasts the best in security, with a perimeter fence, digital code access/videophone and burglar-resistant, armoured front doors. Comfortable while efficient, almost every apartment comes with a balcony, verandah or a private garden. Each has its own assigned parking space.
The show apartment has been fully furnished for a better feel of what it would be like to live in Convergence. “Convergence can already be viewed as a scale model. In addition, 3D pictures show the building from the outside as well as the entrance hall and a typical apartment. We are now organising show-apartment visits to make the project more tangible,” said Carine Raj. The first open day on 6 March 2015 was an overwhelming success, with 26 of the 37 units available reserved.
CONVERGENCE EN FIGURES:
37 housing units of which:
- 20 housing units for owner-occupiers
- 17 housing units priced below the market thanks to a subsidy from Lille city council
February 2014: marketing phase begins
May 2014: construction begins
February 2015: furnished show apartment available for viewing
First quarter of 2016: scheduled handover
Average price per square metre for still-available apartments: €1,946 including VAT at a rate of 5.5%, not including a parking space.