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Lyon Part-Dieu: purchase of the Incity Tower by the Caisse d'Epargne Rhône-Alpes in April 2014

8 April 2014

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By the beginning of April 2014, one year after the very first building work started and 18 months before its handover, all the space in the Incity Tower had been taken up and the tower was ready to become the home of the head office of the Caisse d'Epargne Rhône-Alpes thus confirming its position as a major player in business and real estate in the Lyon conurbation.

At the end of 2015, 700 employees from the Caisse d'Epargne will move into the tower which they will share with employees of the TER France Division of the SNCF which also plans to have its offices in the tower.

The fact that the Lyon Part-Dieu development program has been able to attract such names is proof that it is able to meet the requirements of investors and companies who want to move into innovatively designed buildings, which offer quality facilities and a high level of services, at the heart of a fast-growing, well-connected district.

The fact, too, that the Caisse d'Epargne Rhône-Alpes chose the Incity Tower shows that Lyon Part-Dieu ranks among the top European business centres.

Sogelym Dixence, which was the developer of the Incity Tower, was the driving force behind this visionary program which has indeed lived up to all the expectations of the property market in Lyon.

This purchase is a very promising sign for the Lyon property market and especially for the Lyon Part-Dieu district which is experiencing major growth with the planned construction for 2020 of 230,000 m2 of service sector space to the most demanding of standards (RT 2012 – 20 %, BBC (Low Energy Consumption), BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) Excellent), with the aim of taking the amount of available office space up to 1,650,000 m2 by the end of the program.

Standing 200 metres tall (44,145 m2 on 36 floors) the Incity Tower will be one of the first city centre high-rise buildings to have BBC (Low Energy Consumption) certification.