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).
Developed by Bouygues Immobilier, the Cap Azur project has transformed a 7-hectare (17-acre) disused industrial site into a place where people live and work.
Very functionally and socially diverse, the eco-neighbourhood comprises 209 apartments, over half of them social housing or reserved for buyers eligible for means-tested affordable housing, as well as a 70-unit tourist residence, a nursery and 700 m² of office space.
Designed by Jean-Philippe Cabane of ABC Architectes, the architecture combines tradition and modernity. Building density and light have been calculated to give residents unobstructed views. Most of the apartments have south-facing terraces and some of them have a sea view. The neighbourhood offers residents a pleasant living environment arranged around landscaped gardens.
Cap Azur is an environment-friendly, energy-efficient neighbourhood with low carbon emissions. An innovative heat-pump system provides heating, air-conditioning and domestic hot water. Developed in partnership with EDF Optimal Solutions and Veolia Eau, the system supplies the neighbourhood without generating any CO2 emissions by recovering heat from wastewater treated at the new local treatment plant.
Cap Azur has twice been singled out by Ademe, the French environment and energy management agency: in 2011 for the rehabilitation of polluted industrial wasteland, and in 2012 it received financing from the PACA region’s Renewable Heat Fund. It has also won two Pyramides d’Argent property development awards: the innovation award and the regional first prize awarded by the Côte d’Azur and Corsica branch of the French property developers federation. In September 2013, the project was awarded “Committed to Labelling” status in the French housing ministry’s EcoQuartier eco-neighbourhood certification scheme.