Paris, 2 October 2020 – Omnes, via its Construction Energie Plus fund, Bouygues Bâtiment Ile de France and récréa have signed a 20-year concession contract with state-backed Greater Paris Metropolis to design, build, maintain and operate the Saint-Denis aquatic centre and the adjoining walkway. The Saint Denis aquatic centre will notably host the Olympic waterpolo, diving and artistic swimming events in 2024.
The aquatic centre is one of the few facilities which will be built for the Paris 2024 Games. In addition to its capacity to host international sporting events, this sports complex will be accessible to everyone, from novice swimmers to top athletes. It will also be the site of various sports activities such as climbing, five-a-side football, three-a-side basketball, paddle tennis and fitness training.
Construction Energie Plus fund (120 million euros) is dedicated to financing works that anticipate relevant thermal regulations, through favouring structures with a low carbon footprint and/ or low energy consumption. The investments concern both urban social infrastructure and private projects, particularly tertiary projects, carried out in partnership with SMEs/ midcap firms in the sector and state-backed entities.
This project, rooted in its territory, favours energy transition and environmental temperance. The design of the site therefore places emphasis on the wood that has been used in the framework, roof and external blinds, thus reducing CO2 emissions. The roof will be used for installing solar panels to minimize energy consumption. The majority of the energy used by the complex will come from renewable or recycled energy.
Caroline Yametti, Director, Omnes: “We are particularly proud to be participating in this emblematic project launched by the Greater Paris Metropolis, which has a legacy perfectly in line with our strategy of developing exemplary building projects from an environmental point of view in the main French metropolises.”