Bouygues Immobilier is a leading private property developer in France and Europe, with 1,908 employees at 31 December 2017 and sales of €2,712 million in 2017. With 39 branches in France and four outside France, Bouygues Immobilier has nearly 60 years' experience in developing residential, corporate and commercial projects in more than 250 towns and cities. Bouygues Immobilier has a strong commitment to innovation and sustainable development and therefore seeks to provide better quality of life over the long term for all its customers by making their experience of the buying process and the use they make of the living spaces and services created for them as pleasant as possible. Bouygues Immobilier is the first developer to be certified ISO 9001 in France, NF Habitat HQE, and Top Employer France 2017, and to win the 2016 prize for the best customer relations awarded by the French Customer Relations Association (AFRC).
Designed by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte and developed jointly by BNP Paribas Real Estate and Bouygues Immobilier, Art & Fact is situated at 7-9 rue Henri Sainte-Claire Deville, close to the Rueil-Malmaison RER A railway station. The development lies at the heart of the Rueil-sur-Seine business district, which itself is located in close proximity to La Défense, Europe's premier business district.
The project spans a surface area of 32,000 m², distributed over two independent buildings, and has been designed to promote effective working practices and enhance corporate appeal.
Each building meets the high standards of companies operating in this day and age, thanks to a full range of fittings for improved worker comfort, including well-lit adjustable office space, refreshment areas and canteens, green patios and rooftop gardens. Lastly, the site will have over 500 car parking spaces.
Art & Fact will be built in two phases:
- A first 15,000 m² tranche, for which the foundation stone was recently laid, has been purchased by Mutavie, part of the Macif group, in an off-plan transaction.
Seventy percent of this surface area has been leased by Schneider Electric, which also occupies the Hive building, handed over in 2009 by BNP Paribas Real Estate and Bouygues Immobilier and located in close proximity to Art & Fact. The remaining 4,000 m² are still to be let. Handover of the first unit is scheduled for December 2014.
- The second tranche has the capacity to host 1,170 workers on seven stories, representing a surface area of some 17,000 m². Construction work will begin once these surfaces have been pre-let or pre-sold, and they will then be available for use 24 months later.
Art & Fact is aiming for dual certification: HQE "Excellent" and BREEAM "Excellent", and aims for 20% less energy consumption than under 2012 Thermal Regulations.