DIJON: The reconversion of the Terrot factory is “the perfect illustration of the reconstruction of the city on itself”
On the old Terrot site, 770 housing units are emerging from the ground. This Friday, October 1, the actors of the project began the launch of the site. For Dijon Métropole, Pierre Pribetich underlined the “preservation of the identity” of the old motorcycle factory.
In 2013, the Jtekt Automotiv company closed its plant on Boulevard Voltaire to move to Chevigny-Saint-Sauveur. However, today, it is the memory of an older company that is mobilized to support the future of the site: Terrot motorcycles.
In 2016, Nexity and Adim, in consultation with the City of Dijon, developed a project which retains the 1930 facade where the name Terrot is still displayed and which covers 2.5 hectares of real estate.
The two real estate players have mandated the architectural firms Reichen & Robert as well as AA Group to “imagine the reconversion of this mythical address into a central place, a coherent set of living and working places, welcoming housing, student residences and young workers, EHPAD, school and restaurant ”.
Housing, environment and heritage
During the speeches this Friday, October 1, 2021, Pierre Pribetich, vice-president of Dijon Métropole, underlines three essential elements of the project in his eyes: housing, environment and heritage. “This Terrot Town project is the perfect illustration of the reconstruction of the city on its own with the desire to offer housing in all its diversity: low-rent rental housing, affordable home ownership, and private housing. », Explains the vice-president.
To this is added a waterproofing of the floors to create “islands of freshness” on 12,000 m² – including 8,000 m² of open ground, the central garden open to the public during the day will be 5,600 m² – as well as the “preservation of identity” of the old Terrot factory.
An Eiffel structure to support the Terrot facade
For Nexity, Frédéric Marchal insists on “co-construction” with the City, the Metropolis, the Department and the Region. Nexity will develop 450 housing units: home ownership housing, intermediate and social rental housing (in partnership with social funders Grand Dijon Habitat and CDC Habitat) and student residence.
For ADIM, Laurent Putzu insists on the “huge bet” of establishing eight different building destinations on the same site: residential accommodation, EHPAD, residence for young workers, restaurant, school of architecture … Laurent Putzu points out that the facade historic is 85 meters long and 25 meters high. It is supported by an Eiffel-type metal structure.
Defeat “Malthusianisms of all stripes”
Patrick Chapuis (LR), vice-president of the departmental council of Côte-d’Or, welcomes a project “of our time”. In the “human and social dimension” of the project, the Department provides an investment grant of one million euros to support the creation of 165 EHPAD places authorized for social assistance.
The prefect of the Côte-d’Or in turn underlines a district which “belongs to the industrial history of this territory” and slips a personal memory into his speech: that of walks with his father on a Terrot motorcycle when he was a child. .
The representative of the State made a point of defeating the “Malthusianisms of all kinds” which suggested that “in a world like ours, we can no longer build”, in particular residences for the elderly or social residences.
Deliveries from the first quarter of 2023
At the end of the speeches, the speakers choose to screw a plaque to commemorate this day rather than installing a cinder block. An inaugural gesture that sets off backfires, those of old Terrot motorcycles, produced between 1926 and 1944, which arrive driven by enthusiasts of the Arbracam Terrot association.
The president of the association, Jean-Louis Deschaumes, handing over a reduced model of the monumental sculpture designed by Béranger Papasodaro which will sit at the center of the Terrot Town site.
The first buildings will be delivered in the first quarter of 2023 and the rest of the deliveries will last until September 2023. The Special School of Architecture should be completed in May 2024.
40,000 m² of floor space
5.600 m² of garden open to the public
302 rental or home ownership units (1887 6-storey Tempo and 9-storey Tenor)
146 apartments in a student residence (Campus Cardinal)
142 housing units for young workers
165 EHPAD rooms
15 social rental housing suitable for seniors