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).
Designated an operation of national importance, Bordeaux-Euratlantique covers a vast area spanning parts of Bordeaux, Bègles and Floirac. Within it, the CEAPC has chosen a site on Quai de Paludate which has the dual advantage of being situated at the entrance to the city and on the banks of the River Garonne. With the arrival in 2017 of a high-speed LGV railway line that will cut the journey time between Paris and Bordeaux to two hours, the location will facilitate links with the bank's two other administrative centres in Poitiers and Dax as well as employees' daily commutes. Jean-François Paillissé, Chairman of CEAPC’s Executive Board, said: "We are convinced that Euratlantique is going to be the economic heart of the Bordeaux area and that as the benchmark regional cooperative bank the Caisse d'Epargne will be able to play its part in that. By establishing our new headquarters here, we are proudly assuming our responsibility as a local player."
The building will house all the 450 administrative and managerial staff who currently work at the Mériadeck and Bordeaux Lake sites. Works began in January and handover is scheduled for September 2016.
In a preview at the ceremony, Jean-François Paillissé announced that CEAPC's new headquarters building would be called ATLANTICA.