“EXCELLENT” BREEAM in use certification for the first renovated building
Lyon, 21 January 2021. Green Campus Park, a 10-hectare business park with 34 buildings located in the Lyon region, has been undergoing an extensive programme of works since being acquired in 2019 by Omnes Capital, L’Auxiliaire, Foncière Magellan (the park’s asset manager) and Patriarca Group (the developer in charge of the renovation). The stated aim is to create a latest-generation “green” park through a large-scale redevelopment plan focusing on two major areas: a significant reduction in energy consumption and a general improvement of the environment in terms of comfort, biodiversity, services and mobility. Today, the energy improvement and environmental transition approach has been rewarded with the granting of “Excellent” Breeam In Use certification for the first ‘pilot’ building to be renovated.
To obtain certification, the building was assessed on eight environmental categories: comfort, energy, transport, water, resources, resilience, ecology and pollution. With a score 70%, it met the criteria for certification as “excellent”.
Eleven buildings with a total area of around 15,000 square metres are now being renovated in line with the same model as the pilot. The renovation work is being performed while the site remains in occupation. Once it is completed in 2021, more than 40% of the Park’s floor area will be made up of renovated buildings that meet the highest environmental and energy standards. Resource consumption is expected to drop by more than 40%.
Success will demand significant coordination work with stakeholders, notably through the implementation of a regular information campaign aimed at all of the park’s tenants. “Obtaining this label is in line with our overall strategy for improving the park, which aims to offer our users buildings with excellent energy performance, well-managed expenses and optimal comfort. The many new services recently introduced following the arrival of a Community Manager, such as a range of monthly events and the introduction of on-site services such as yoga classes, massage, veg boxes and dry cleaning, as well as the new restaurant services, form an additional part of action plan, which will enable all park users to enjoy comfort and well-being in their workplace,” said Steven Perron, Chairman of SAS Green Campus.
“In carrying out this renovation work, we had to deal with some major architectural constraints, and meeting that challenge required us to come up with some customised solutions!” said Christian Philippe, Energy Project Director at the Patriarca Group.
GREEN CAMPUS PARK – A BUSINESS PARK WITH POTENTIAL
A 10-hectare space with 34 office and operational buildings, Green Campus Park is home to 60 businesses with around 2,000 people. Eleven of these buildings are being redeveloped, and other development activities are currently being examined, including the construction of new buildings.
The renovation programme for the park is focused on consistency of architectural style, the environmental quality of the buildings and the development of services.
Omnes is a major player in private equity and infrastructure. With €4 billion in assets under management, Omnes provides companies with the capital they need to fund their growth, in three key areas: Venture Capital, Growth & Buyout Capital and Infrastructure. Omnes was a pioneer in the area of energy transition, launching its first Capenergie fund in 2006. Since then, the company has made over 40 investments in renewable energies in France and Europe and invested nearly €900 million. In 2016, Omnes expanded its energy transition offering by launching Construction Energie Plus, the first French fund dedicated to the construction of buildings with high environmental performance. Omnes is wholly owned by its employees. Omnes is committed to ESG issues and has set up the Omnes Foundation to fund initiatives in favour of children and young people. It is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). For more information, go to www-rec.omnescapital.com
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About Foncière Magellan
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Foncière Magellan is an independent management firm specialising in tertiary real estate investment in the French regions. It is approved by the French financial markets authority (Autorité des Marchés Financiers – AMF). The firm establishes and manages real estate investment funds for private and institutional investors and offers a variety of legal structures and solutions for every asset management issue, including OPPCIs, club deals, SCPIs and FPCIs. It invests in innovative and sustainable real estate projects in the regions. The firm has a real estate portfolio of more than 460,000m² and assets under management of €1 billion. For more information, go to www.fonciere-magellan.com
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About Patriarca Group
The Patriarca Group is a developer, builder and investor in corporate real estate, based in Lyon-Chassieu with offices in Paris, Lille, Bordeaux and Angers. It operates nationwide in five areas of business:
- Real estate engineering: sourcing, feasibility, arranging transactions, financing and investment
- Turnkey construction
- Complete renovation, rehabilitation and upgrading work on existing buildings
- Preventive and corrective maintenance of buildings
- Energy performance.
The Patriarca Group is owned by its management (60%) and BPI Investissement and Aquasourça (40%). It supports more than 40 French groups in their real estate strategies and projects. In 2020, it generated revenues of around €40m and employed some 50 staff.
The Patriarca Group is committed to an active CSR approach, with a specialist subsidiary for energy projects that takes charge of the design phase, recommends energy performance and monitoring solutions, finances and executes the projects and maintains the associated equipment. Its size, its breadth of activities and expertise and its geographical scope make it an ideal partner for investors and project owners. For more information, go to www.patriarca.fr
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