The cornerstone of a vast conversion project, an iconic, five-century old institution in the heart of the city, the Grand Hôtel-Dieu operation in Lyon is a major project and an exciting programme. 8,000 m2 of courtyards, gardens, public areas, and a multitude of services and activities: shops, restaurants, offices, apartments, a five-star Intercontinental hotel, a conference complex and the Gastronomy International Centre.
All in all, 40,000 m2 will have been completely rehabilitated and 11,500 m2 will be built by 2018. The huge work site is also complex given its city-centre location and the extensive archaeological excavations carried out. The prestigious property is at the heart of the erstwhile Gaulish capital... It will have taken Eiffage four years to design this listed building conversion project, which was launched in April 2015.
The Grand Hôtel-Dieu project required an innovative real estate package: Eiffage has signed a 99-year construction lease with the HCL (Hospices Civils de Lyon), which, in return, will receive a rent during this period. The project as a whole associates the architect firms RL&A and AIA, Eiffage Construction (the winner of the tender), which entrusted the construction to Eiffage Immobilier and Generim, and Crédit Agricole Assurances, which acquired all of the buildings except for the Gastronomy International Centre.
The Grand Hôtel-Dieu operation in Lyon is the largest listed building conversion project ever undertaken by the private sector in France.