Monday 2 September 2019 took place the laying of the first stone of the development project on the site of Sofilo in Reims near the business center Clairmarais adjoining the station. This 1.5-hectare project is centred around a central garden and a new North-South lane to create a new neighbourhood at the gates of the city.
Formerly occupied by Sofilo, EDF’s land company, this former wasteland located in the heart of the Rémoise agglomeration and in the immediate vicinity of the SNCF station, has hosted for more than a century a gas factory. In this respect, the reconversion of this site fully meets the objectives of the city of Reims, whose desire is to clean up and reconquer the industrial wastelands on its territory and will allow to host more than 350 housing by 2021 around a green island core, and a student residence.
Designed by the firm of architects Thienot Ballan Zulaica, the program «Luminance» of 80 housing units realized in co-promotion between Eiffage Immobilier and Agencia, has already started its construction.
The operation benefits from the financial support of ADEME for the cleanup of the site.
The development is carried out by the SAS AGEA, a co-management structure formed by Eiffage Aménagement and SEM Agencia. This partnership is a first for both actors and is part of the development of public/private co-production for urban development currently taking place in France.