In Villeneuve d'Ascq, Eiffage Immobilier transforms offices into 189 flats for students and young workers

In Villeneuve d'Ascq, Eiffage Immobilier transforms offices into 189 flats for students and young workers

Historic headquarters of the Agapes Restauration group (Flunch, 3 Brasseurs, Pizza Paï, etc.), the Péricentre building in Villeneuve d'Ascq (North of France) was built in the 1970s. As the new headquarters were built in Lezennes by our teams, Eiffage Immobilier bought the office building to transform it into a residence for students and young workers with 188 social housing units and a caretaker's flat. This operation was sold en bloc to Foncière de Transformation Immobilière and 3F Résidences (Action Logement group).

The major renovation work, carried out by our Eiffage Construction teams as part of our unique builder-developer model, has begun! The Péricentre office building, which has become obsolete, is being transformed into a 6,000sqm, 8-storey residence for students and young professionals. 3,000 hours of work experience are planned for the site!

The ground floor of the residence, directly linked to an underground car park with 162 spaces and 16 outdoor spaces, will house the residence's common areas (fitness, relaxation, laundry, etc.). The upper floors will be completely stripped to redistribute flats and create a set of flats equipped with a kitchenette, individual bathrooms and fibre optics.

The external insulation treatment has helped to highlight the volumes via a controlled colourimetry in harmony with the town centre. An emblematic building in the Villeneuve d'Ascq town hall district, the project was designed by PP Archi and echoes the current concerns of a sustainable city, which is keen to strengthen its ecological transition. It aims to achieve the NF HABITAT BBC renovation label and represents a real example of a transformation that is part of our ambitious environmental approach.

In addition to the accommodation, the communal areas and the accessible terrace with planted planters and furniture will allow each resident to work and live in an optimal environment. The large trees surrounding the building will be preserved in their entirety and the green spaces will be greatly enlarged to preserve this green lung in the city centre.

Congratulations to our teams at Eiffage Immobilier Nord-Ouest, Eiffage Construction Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Terceo (a subsidiary of Eiffage Energie Systèmes), with whom the work is being carried out in synergy, and thanks to our partners:
- Purchaser: Foncière de Transformation Immobilière / 3F Résidences
- Architect: PP Archi
- Structural and fluid engineering: PROJEX Ingénierie
- Acoustic design : DIAGOBAT