Saturday, July 2, 2016

Head area: Valérie Pécresse has chosen Saint-Ouen – Le Parisien

It’s official yesterday. The 2000 employees of the regional council will leave the beautiful neighborhoods of Paris. The first move into the two buildings early 2018. The annual rental invoice will be reduced by 31%.

B ye bye beautiful hotels particular in the heart of VII th arrondissement. The Regional Council of Ile-de-France made the big difference by choosing to locate in Seine-Saint-Denis, Saint-Ouen. Yesterday, the President of the Regional Council Valérie Pécresse (LR) has formalized the new under golds of the current headquarters, rue Barbet-de-Jouy. “I have discarded all sites in the Hauts-de-Seine,” she says. “We even eliminated Maisons-Alfort (Val-de-Marne), where I had my political friends,” she said.

It’s a former communist stronghold, delighted by centrist mayor in 2014, William Delannoy (UDI), she finally set her sights. A choice which, she says, is the result of a collective process: “The officers conducted a referendum. “Initially, Thirty-seven sites were scrutinized. In May, there were only three finalists: Saint-Denis, Saint-Ouen and Ivry-sur-Seine (Val-de-Marne)

By the way the device, the future headquarters sparing money. public. The rent of the eleven Parisian buildings amounted to over € 30 million per year. In Seine-Saint-Denis, the regional council will reduce the rating by 31%. As a bonus, the region owns seven buildings in the VII th borough hopes to “sell the majority.” The land was estimated at € 250 million.

The financial aspect is not the only determining factor. Saint-Ouen was the difference due to its accessibility and speed of delivery of the premises. It was also the only project that was part of a building under construction, and is inserted in the heart of the city. The new office is located Boulevard Victor Hugo, 200 m from the Metro station Mairie de Saint-Ouen, on line 13, the same serving the Paris offices. In 2019, there will also line 14.

The two buildings, called Influence and Influence 2.0, will be profiled by Jacques Ferrier, architect of the flag of France at the Shanghai World Expo ( China). Connected by a bridge, the two entities will be the latest environmental and technological standards with possibility of extension. 525 parking spaces for cars, a carpool area and 280 spaces for bicycles will be reserved for some 2 000 employees.

The first officers will move early 2018. “I will go on. Elected officials will follow a year later, “says Valérie Pécresse, who present the future headquarters as” the home of all Parisians, “adding,” It’s not a move is an operation in which all territories will have the same dignity. “

The AL president did not resist the pleasure to tackle in passing his socialist predecessors. “This move was Arlesienne. In 1998, Valls, vice president, envisioned a site Tolbiac (XIII th ). The left has never done anything. We are under the sign of promises kept. “

Sitting in the front row, Patrick Braouezec, PCF President of Plaine Commune, unperturbed, continued his crossword puzzle of” Figaro “. Later in the day, he praised in a statement “a highly symbolic choice.” The president of the county council, Stephane Troussel (PS), also welcomes the choice of the region “sign, again, the strategic position occupied now the Seine-Saint-Denis in the development of Greater Paris.”


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