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A cluster which attracts major groups

Published on Jun 28, 2012 - admin Give a subject

It is anticipated that 10,000 new jobs in the tertiary sector will eventually be created on the various Euronantes sites. Major groups have already opted for the business cluster, attracted by its ease of access, real estate opportunities and working environment.

Since the launch of the project, approximately fifteen public and private companies with extensive national or international reach have opted to move to Euronantes. Regional headquarters, banking and insurance, services, construction and decentralised bodies are some of the diverse sectors represented, thus demonstrating the appeal of the business cluster.
In the former Marcel-Saupin football stadium, 18,000 m² of office space are home notably to Fidelia Assistance (Covéa Group) in addition to the Institut des études avancées (Institute of Advanced Studies) and the Maison des sciences de l’homme Ange-Guépin human sciences research centre.
Capgemini, RFF and Voyages-sncf.com have also invested in this location adjoining the station. On the Ile de Nantes, the Tripode site has been adopted notably by Veolia and departments of the Regional Directorate for the Environment, Development and Housing (DREAL).

Sustained demand

The expansion of Euronantes, which is scheduled to take place over a 15-year period, will meet the sustained demand for real estate from business in the local area and beyond.
Philippe de Portzamparc, Chairman of Portzamparc stockbrokers, states quite clearly that “The appeal of Nantes is now firmly established and its dynamism extends throughout the Grand Ouest region”. Nantes regularly features on almost every shortlist of companies wishing to establish offices in the provinces because it has a sound range of assets: good access, economic and demographic dynamism, attractive real estate prices, quality of life, and much more.

“A showcase”

The Euronantes business district is a focal point for all these strengths. “The 350 administrative staff who will occupy 8,000 m2 of offices will benefit from excellent working conditions: an exceptional location, with shops, restaurants, the station and the BusWay service close at hand”, stressed Eric Delorme, Secretary General of Veolia Environnement, on the eve of the group’s move there.
A further advantage for businesses is the knock-on effect for their brand image. According to Patrick Bemmert, Executive Director of Grand Ouest Capgemini, “Euronantes is a showcase for Capgemini in the Grand Ouest region, and also with respect to our domestic and international customers”.