Bouygues to build Chapelle International property development, a €100m sustainable neighbourhood in Paris

A subsidiary of French construction giant Bouygues has won a €108m contract to develop and build the Chapelle International project, a sustainable neighbourhood in the northwest of Paris.

The property division of national rail company SNEF gave the contract to Bouygues’ Linkcity Ile-de-France after an international competition.

Work includes a 45,000 sq m development that will include the 20,000 sq m itWORKS! office building and the 14,000 sq m it’sWELL! office block, which have been adapted to include “nomadic working methods” and retail space.

Bouygues will also build a residential unit containing 314 premises across 17 floors, including properties designed for families and students.

Located on a former railway in the 18th arrondissement, the 7ha site, will set “the highest standards in terms of user well-being, urban integration and sustainable development”, according to Bouygues, and will meet Paris’ Climate Plan.

The development will be close to the University of Paris Pantheon-Sorbonne’s Condorcet campus, and Arena 2, a sports venue.

Bernard Mounier, Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France chief executive, said: “As an active participant in the Greater Paris metropolis project, we are firmly committed alongside all the towns involved to imagining the neighbourhoods of tomorrow.

“This ambitious urban project enables us to contribute to the regeneration of the Chapelle International sector through innovation and sustainable development.”

Works on the project has begun, and it is due to be completed in the first quarter of 2020.