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).
Since the 1990s, Sanofi had occupied a 30,000 m² office complex in Gentilly, in the heart of Vallée Scientifique de la Bièvre (the Bièvre science valley) - an area with a phenomenal concentration of scientific and technological research activities. MACSF, the owner of the premises, called in Bouygues Immobilier to assess scope for redeveloping the site, using its Rehagreen® initiative, and thus enable Sanofi to stay in Gentilly.
Thanks to the exemplary partnership between the Gentilly municipal authorities, Sanofi, MACSF and Bouygues Immobilier, a new-generation campus spanning 50,000 m², designed by architects Valode & Pistre, will come into being. "This development will be a shining example of the Rehagreen® initiative in action," said François Bertière. "Thanks to it, Sanofi will be able to offer its staff outside-facing, modern workspaces at the forefront of environmental innovation. The new complex will have three times more workstations than previously, while freeing up a vast landscaped area at the heart of the campus. "
"Through this redevelopment operation, Sanofi is affirming its commitment to the Paris region as a strategic location renowned for its vibrant scientific ecosystem," added Christopher A. Viehbacher. "The campus, where 3,000 employees are due to work, will be inaugurated in 2015. It is a mirror image of our Group's strategy: diversified, global, innovative and environmentally aware. "
The well-being of employees is central to this project, which offers the following:
- Façades with high-glazed areas, providing outside views and plenty of natural light,
- Optimal acoustic and thermal comfort,
- A natural ventilation system,
- Universal disabled access
Special emphasis has been placed on landscaped spaces, which account for 30% of the total area. An ecological expert was brought in during early stages to enhance the site's biodiversity.
Sanofi's Campus Val de Bièvre is aiming for dual certification: BREEAM-Very Good and HQE® Passeport (High Environmental Quality)-Exceptional, with a four-star rating for "occupier health".