Greater Lyon's real estate activity: sales and acquisitions in the 1st half of 2013

22 July 2013

The Greater Lyon Authority plays a key role in the real estate input required to implement the schemes for the conurbation.

Since January 2013, the Greater Lyon Authority has completed 208 real-estate transactions in its classic acquisition areas of social housing and support to business, road system expansion and regularisation, the urban renewal operation, the sale of derelict land and other leases.

At the end of the first half of 2013, during which there were 6 committee meetings, the Greater Lyon Authority now offer you a focus on two specific files: the first is with regard to the maintenance of peri-urban agriculture, close to Tassin-la-Demi-Lune; and the second helping to support business activity in the Lyon Gerland's Biopôle.

Lease to support peri-urban agriculture at Tassin-la-Demi-Lune

A sufficiently rare real-estate phenomenon to be highlighted: the file presented on 13 May 2013 relates to the specification-based consultation for the upgrading of a community property - building and land - located in an agricultural zone in the parish of Tassin-la-Demi-Lune.

This consultation was organised in collaboration with the SAFER and the Chamber of agriculture. The panel selected the application of a landscape gardener and nurseryman in the context of the setting-up and development of his business. This was effected by means of a long lease, for a term of 19 years, during which the tenant will thus have the use of the property and will pay an annual rent to the Greater Lyon Authority.

Sale of land to support activity in the Lyon Gerland Biopôle

A recurrent theme in the real-estate activity: Greater Lyon Authority sold, at its meeting of 10 June 2013, a 1 hectare property to the company Aguettant. This latter will thus be able to consolidate its laboratory activity in the field of life sciences, and more particularly the development of injectable solutions for the hospital sector.

The plot sold is located in the heart of the Biopôle of Lyon Gerland and will allow the company Aguettant - which incidentally owns adjacent plots - to build a 25,900 m2 office building with laboratories and also a new production and logistics unit, all certified RT 2012.