Lyon Gerland: signature of a lease between Sanofi and Plastic Omnium in January 2013

11 June 2013

The financial division of Plastic Omnium is consolidating its business lettings offer in the Lyon Gerland sector by the construction of a 33,000 m2 office building.

Lyon Gerland, an emblematic property transaction

In January 2013, Plastic Omnium - a leading European company in the transformation of plastics and owner of a site in Lyon Gerland - started the construction of an office building with a total area of 33,000 m2.

The pharmaceutical group Sanofi quickly positioned itself by signing, on 29 January 2013, a 12-year lease for two-thirds of the development, i.e. 18,500 m2. This transaction - one of the biggest in the first six months of 2013 - signals the intention to bring together the teams at Mérial and Sanofi Pasteur, hitherto based on different sites.

Lyon Gerland, a 33,000 m2 office building

The future space of 33,000 m2 comprises offices and a services space offering:

  • an auditorium,
  • meeting rooms,
  • various restaurant and café options,
  • a crèche and
  • a concierge service.

Works started in January 2013 and are scheduled to be completed in the 1st half of 2015 with the handover of the building, which furthermore has been awarded the threefold environmental certification HQE, BREEAM and LEED.

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About Sanofi

Sanofi is a global diversified healthcare group which distributes its products in more than 170 countries.

In 2012, its turnover stood at 34,947 million euro.

About Plastic Omnium

Specialising in the transformation and commercialisation of plastics, the Plastic Omnium group works with local authorities and vehicle manufacturers.

It has 107 factories worldwide and, in 2012, achieved a turnover of 4,806 million euro.