Innovations on construction sites

Monday January 29th, 2018


Bordeaux Métropole Arena – a project for the whole region

The Bordeaux Métropole Arena was above all a shared project. The members of the design, construction & operation consortium were Lagardère Live Entertainment, the Rudy Ricciotti Agency, and Bouygues Bâtiment Centre Sud-Ouest. The three partners pooled their expertise to make the hotly anticipated venue in the region a reality. 

A local and social project

Priority was given to local employment, with nearly 80% of the companies involved in the construction site based in Nouvelle Aquitaine. The project also took on social commitments, with 35% of work packages awarded to SMEs and 18,000 working hours given to professional integration schemes, making Bordeaux Métropole Arena a firmly local effort. For example, a section of the formwork specially designed for the shell of the building was donated to the skate park in the Espace Darwin. The construction site also had the honour of holding the third annual Rallye des Pépites in 2016.

A living space

Bordeaux Métropole Arena is more than just a venue. The arena is also intended to be a meeting space with a 3,000 m² exterior courtyard opening onto the Garonne River, a 2,200 m² hall, and a restaurant bursting with local produce. Over 100 events have already been scheduled for the upcoming year, with a wide range of events ranging from concerts to ballet and shows. Residents from the region will enjoy an eclectic range of events and the new arena will help put Bordeaux on the map.

Next :
Bouygues Construction – A partner of the 2018 Maddy Keynote

Don‘t miss out on any of our news!

Subscribe to our newsletter.

Don‘t miss out on any of our news!

Question? opinion? suggestion?
It‘s here!
Question? opinion? suggestion?

0 Comment
Your comment has been sent, thank you! It will appear after validation by the webmaster.

    Comment? opinion? suggestion?

    You will also like...

    Top of the month
    • Power Laser

      Laser science has recently made an important advancement. One of the most sophisticated centres in the world, the Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) Beamlines, has been built at Dolní B?ežany, near Prague. Our local subsidiary VCES was part of a consortium that carried out the construction of the future European research hotspot. Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) […]

    • In a Matching UP partner’s shoes

      Launched at the end of 2015, Matching UP, our open innovation program, met with enthusiasm for its first edition. We received more than 140 applications, 28 coaches got in on the action, working alongside 24 innovative startups. The purpose of their collaboration? To purpose and present a co-development R&D project, a trial, or a commercial partnership, […]

    • Sportwomen speak

      Our series on Bouygues Construction employees who are also high-level athletes continues. This week, read about Ludivine, champion of Qwan Ki Do. You can also watch her practising her discipline. Find out the previous portrait of Guillaume.

    • Work differently with digital technology

      The line between personal and professional life is increasingly blurred: more and more, a single space can be used for training, socialisation, and work. The omnipresence of the internet enables people to perform tasks remotely, and to combine different tasks. Today, people also give and seek feedback based on experiences. We receive advice from other […]

    • SerendiCity, Saclay campus’ star student!

      In the Plateau de Saclay, the SerendiCity site is firing on all cylinders. Why? The residence must be ready to house more than 1,000 Saclay students at the start of academic year 2017! This operation was developed in record time, and the first symbolic stone was laid on 25 May. Explore behind the scenes. The […]

    • Bouygues Construction – A partner of the 2018 Maddy Keynote

      Bouygues Construction answered the call from Maddyness and became a partner of the Maddy Keynote, its innovation summit, which will take place on 1 February at the Centquatre centre in Paris. Riding on the wave of past successful events, this third edition will explore the topic of the City of the Future through the prism of four complementary themes: mobility, housing, well-being and the Agora. This is an opportunity for the Group to reaffirm its commitment to shared innovation at the service of all.

    • Mobility, a reality at Bouygues Construction!

      On 6 and 7 December, Bouygues Construction is organising the second edition of its mobility-focused Global Mobility forum. Interview with Jean-Manuel Soussan, Human ResourcesDirector, on mobility policy and the opportunities of this meeting for the company.