Major urban projects in Greater Lyon
Ever-increasing dynamism and quality of life in Lyon
The Part-Dieu district, close to Lyon’s historic centre, builds on quality of life right in the city centre. Today, it is already the second tertiary pole in France (1,000,000 m2 of office space), and is home to one of the top European city-centre shopping centres and a top-class multimodal pole. It is continuing to develop to meet the needs of users of the district and investors interested in the pole, and also to provide new housing. Ambitious Lyon Part-Dieu is a model district in terms of the quality of its infrastructure, mix and urban innovation.
Lying at the southern entrance to Lyon, right next to the Périphérique and the motorway, the district of Lyon Gerland is driving forward its development and modernisation, covering housing, office space and research poles. To the south, the Lyon-Gerland Biodistrict offers the area an enviable international showcase, bringing together as it does world leaders in life sciences, innovative SME’s and higher education and research establishments in the Lyonbiopôle. To the north, over 17.5 ha, the ZAC des Girondins (mixed development zone) is building a development model where large areas are being reclaimed. New high-quality tertiary addresses for large users and SME’s alike, and major schemes are starting to be marketed, with the offer of a vast range of additional relocation solutions.
Lyon Confluence, an exceptional influence
Professionals and residents in Greater Lyon, the Lyon Confluence projects offers you unique influence. In redeveloping the southern part of the peninsular, at the confluence of the Rhône and the Saône, Greater Lyon has restored iconic status to a site with exceptional potential. Lyon Confluence is one of Europe’s largest urban city-centre projects. With its homes, shops, cultural and leisure offerings, major businesses and institutions, the 150 ha of the Confluence which make up this extension to the heart of Lyon, mean a doubling of the area of the city’s hyper-centre.
A project with European reach, the Carré de Soie provides scope for the development and in-depth modernisation of 500 ha of land located in the heart of the first eastern outer ring of Greater Lyon in the municipalities of Villeurbanne and Vaux-en-Velin. With its good quality public transport offering and a prestigious urbanist project, the Carré de Soie, a veritable extension to the city centre, is already a true cluster of tertiary activities, which in time will employ over 30,000 people.
Greater Lyon’s major structural projects
LyonTech-la Doua, a campus with a bright future
In late 2016, the LyonTech-la Doua campus will benefit from major renovation works, covering 40% of the campus area. New buildings will rise up on this iconic campus, in particular "Chimie Bio", a complex of chemistry and biochemistry laboratories, and the Axel’One platform, which will be home to around forty mixed laboratories bringing together research teams from Lyon I, CPE, INSA and businesses.
The Vallée de la Chimie (the Chemical Valley), a move towards the cleantech sector
The heartland of the French chemicals sector, the Vallée de la Chimie (the Chemical Valley) is undergoing a complete transformation into a site to house businesses in the cleantech sector. Boosted by the development of the Axelera competitiveness pole, a large number of projects in the environmental sector are now seeing the light of day, in step with the will and ambition of the Métropole de Lyon.
The development of the Plaine Saint-Exupéry, for a city of influence
Undergoing complete redevelopment, the Plaine Saint-Exupéry is a highly promising area, with its 900 ha for business use, and its airport, which serves 115 direct destinations and 64% of international traffic. The master development plan foresees a traffic of 20 million passengers by 2040 compared with 8.4 million today. The future Lyon-Turin line and the rail bypass around the Lyon agglomeration will also cross this plain.