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LaSalle appoints Bouygues for Bergère redevelopment

The building is renowned for its striking façade and exceptional architectural features, such as the main atrium and the monumental staircase.
March 11, 2024
  • London (March 11, 2024) – LaSalle Investment Management (“LaSalle”), the global real estate investment manager, has appointed Bouygues Rénovation Privée (“Bouygues”) as the main contractor for the redevelopment of Bergère, a landmark office-led, highly-amenitized workspace project in Paris.

    Situated in the 9th Arrondissement, Bergère is in a prime location in the heart of Paris, surrounded by a thriving cluster of companies from across technology, fashion, and financial and professional services. It forms part of a vibrant urban environment with a high concentration of restaurants, bars, shops, department stores, and cultural and leisure facilities. Positioned just 150 metres from the Grands Boulevards metro station, Bergère also benefits from convenient transport links and access to three of Paris’s largest transportation hubs: Gare du Nord, Saint Lazare and Chatelet – Les Halles. The renovated building will have a floor area of approximately 26,850 square meters and was redesigned by the leading French architectural firm PCA-Stream.

    Scheduled for completion in Q1 2026, the redevelopment of Bergère will incorporate industry-leading sustainability practices. This will involve a sensitive restoration of the building’s architectural heritage while upgrading the technical equipment to meet operational Net Zero Carbon goals. The project will prioritise the reuse of materials to minimise the projected embodied carbon associated, and the building is targeting a BREEAM Excellent certification, with a 50% reduction in operational CO2e and a 20% reduction in embodied CO2e compared with the benchmark for Parisian office renovations.

    The redevelopment will also look to meet future tenant requirements and evolving work trends with high-quality amenities to promote in-person interaction and facilitate a hybrid working, including an auditorium, business centre, bars and restaurants, event spaces and a media broadcast studio.

    Marc Fauchille, Head of Development and Repurposing, Europe, LaSalle Investment Management, commented: “We are excited to work together with the experience and expertise at Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France on Bergère, to create an innovative and truly revolutionary workspace in the heart of Paris. Bergère is set to be a prime office-led development in Paris, situated in a highly sought-after location in one of the strongest European markets. The project is already attracting a high level of tenant interest given its quality, location and sustainability credentials.”

    Thomas Rousseau, Managing Director of Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France Rénovation Privée, adds: “We are very proud to have been selected by LaSalle Investment Management for this Parisian prime office restructuring operation, which is also listed as a Historic Monument. The teams were particularly driven by the ambition of the project, the technical complexity as well as the challenges in terms of uses and the environment. This success is the result of collective work. Our teams are already mobilized to highlight their expertise and know-how in heritage restoration, our core business. This building is a real showcase for our company in terms of decarbonization, exemplarity and innovation. A big thank you to LaSalle Investment Management and its partners for trusting us with the realization of this exceptional project.

    LaSalle acquired Bergère, on behalf of Encore+, its flagship open-ended pan-European fund, in May 2020 from BNP Paribas in a sale-and-leaseback transaction.

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