18 months after work started, the new Thales campus is opening its doors in Bordeaux Mérignac. Designed by the architect Jean-Philippe Le Covec and built by the GA Group, the Thales Campus stands out for its architecture and organization into microenterprises
This 60,000 m2 property complex is now ready to welcome over 2,600 employees from Thales Systèmes Aéroportés and Thales Avionics activities in Pessac and Le Haillan.
An investment unique in Gironde
After 18 months of work, Thales is welcoming more than 2,600 employees from the two Gironde establishments, mostly engineers in the aeronautics and defense sectors, to a unique campus in Mérignac, a suburb of Bordeaux in the immediate proximity of Dassault Aviation, Sabena Technics and the French Government defense agency, the DGA.
€200 million has been invested in this project involving 25 subcontracting companies and up to 300 people during peaks in construction.
Futuristic architecture for an innovative site
The campus covers 60,000 m², spread over 9 buildings and was built by the Toulouse developer GA specializing in corporate real estate.
Architect Jean-Philippe Le Covec said, “This is a campus where workplaces are designed for user comfort with patios, natural lighting and shared spaces with lots of windows“.
Managing Director of GA Entreprise, Kader Guettou said, “It is also a technology site with 28,000 m2 of rooms with test benches a highly developed technical component“.
Designed to improve the performance and well-being of its occupants, the campus has been developed at the heart of a landscaped park with seven buildings for offices, connected by a “Technology Boulevard” and an entire building devoted to hospitality and services with a company canteen, business center, dedicated Works Council space, concierge, showroom and numerous meeting rooms.
Finally, the campus has a greened parking lot with 1,700 spaces, as well as 250 spaces for bikes and motorcycles.
Ultra-modern and with high environmental quality, the Thales Campus in Bordeaux is HQE® and BREEAM certified.
(Source : COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE Groupe GA, Sud-Ouest 30/09/2016)