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).
"Our new offices in the positive-energy Hikari development will house our regional headquarters, comprising 350 staff members from auditing and consulting (Deloitte), chartered accountancy (In Extenso), and legal and tax planning (TAJ), all working in innovative, sustainable and responsible structures. Our position at the heart of this forward-looking development is a sign of our firm's momentum in the Rhône Alpes region in serving our clients," stated Gérard Badin, Deloitte partner and managing director for the Rhône Alpes region.
Hikari is the outcome of a partnership between Bouygues Immobilier/SLC and Japanese architect
Kengo Kuma. Its three components (Higashi, Minami and Nishi) together make up what is the first
mixed-use positive-energy development in Europe. The mixed-use complex, which spans over 12,000 m², comprises offices, residential units and shops, is equipped with cutting-edge technologies in terms of sustainable development and renewable energies.
The architectural design of Hikari (meaning "light" in Japanese) was entrusted to Kengo Kuma, a world-renowned Japanese architect. Building Hikari has involved partnering with Toshiba and Nedo (Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation).
Hikari recently obtained the Pyramide d’Or award given by the French Federation of Property Developers. This nationwide prize is awarded annually to programmes rated top for energy efficiency and the incorporation of environmental, sustainability and aesthetic criteria.
Construction work is currently under way. Hikari will be handed over in mid-2015.
The Higashi building, situated on the corner of Cours Charlemagne and Quai Riboud, has pride of place on the Place Nautique. Deloitte has signed operation-maintenance and guaranteed-cost contracts with Bouygues Immobilier subsidiary Aveltys.