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 Outsign Architecture, the project is organised along classic and elegant lines, blending in perfectly with the surrounding vines. The complex comprises four buildings with a panoramic view of the neighbouring vineyard.
Located on a 10-hectare (25-acre) site, Orange Porte Sud will open in March 2010. With net floor area of 31,630 sq metres, the retail park will host some fifty stores disposed around a 1,200-space car park. 37 retailers have already signed leases, including Casa, C&A, Kiabi, Jardiland, Celio, Bouygues Telecom, Caisse d'Epargne and Chausséa. Orange Porte Sud will showcase Bouygues Immobilier's know-how and commitment to sustainable development, since it will house Europe's biggest photovoltaic power plant incorporated into a public building. More than 12,000 photovoltaic panels distributed over the 27,000 sq metres of roof will generate 2.5 GWh a year, equivalent to the annual domestic power consumption of a town with 3,500 inhabitants. A contract has been concluded with Aerowatt for the construction and future management of the power plant.
The construction of the retail park in Orange is an economic opportunity for the Upper Vaucluse region. Bouygues Immobilier and the employment agency Pôle Emploi have therefore teamed up to promote local employment and help retailers looking for staff.
Orange Porte Sud is the result of fruitful cooperation between Bouygues Immobilier, Aerowatt, the Vaucluse Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the city of Orange.