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).
On 9 January, François Bertière, Chairman and CEO of Bouygues Immobilier, laid the foundation stone of the future headquarters of CGGVeritas Services at Massy, to the south of Paris, in the presence of Robert Brunck, Chairman and CEO of CGGVeritas, and Vincent Delahaye, mayor of Massy and president of Europ' Essonne.
With a net floor area of 17,850 sq. metres on six levels, the building is located in the heart of the Carnot development zone and will bring together the staff of CGGVeritas Services, who currently work on two different sites. As well as being served by the RER C and B mass-transit links from Paris, Massy has a TGV high-speed train station and is close to the A86 and A10 motorways.
The double-skin design by Bridot-Willerval reflects a distinctly modern architectural style. The main building, framed by two wings with four and three storeys respectively, is intended to meet the needs of CGGVeritas Services. Built around a garden and scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2010, it will be one of the outstanding features of the new approach to Massy.
The project bears witness to Bouygues Immobilier's sustainable development skills and the client's commitment to the principle. Granted High Environmental Quality (HQE) certification, it will offer primary energy savings of 15% in comparison with standard offices compliant with the prevailing thermal regulations (RT 2005). The building incorporates new technologies to combine energy efficiency with the smallest possible environmental footprint. The lighting near the façades will vary automatically according to the amount of natural light. Motion sensors will be placed in the stairwells and washrooms. CO2 detectors will be used to adapt air circulation in meeting rooms to occupancy levels, while external blinds will help to keep the building cool in summer.
Sold on lease to Genefim and Finamur, the building is the result of fruitful cooperation between Bouygues Immobilier, CGGVeritas Services and the town of Massy.