Posted on Oct 6, 2021 4:59 PMUpdated Oct 6, 2021, 5:40 PM
Abandoned since 2013 and the departure of its last occupant, the Terrot de Dijon wasteland will find a new life. The historic 85-meter-long facade, behind which the legendary French motorcycles were manufactured until the early 1960s, will host a real complex, combining housing and tertiary activities.
Supported by Nexity and Adim, a subsidiary of Vinci Construction France specializing in urban planning, this 2.5 hectare complex will accommodate a little over 300 housing units, succeed in adding a student residence with 146 apartments, a residence for young workers with 142 housing units, an Ehpad with 165 rooms, not to mention an architecture school and a restaurant.
A neighborhood in the city
That is a total of 40,000 m² of floor space and 5,600 m² of garden open to the public. This new district will promote social diversity by offering low-rent rental housing, home ownership or simply private housing.
Conceived as an example of “reconstruction of the city on itself”, according to Pierre Pribetich, vice-president of Dijon métropole, the project was designed by the architectural and town planning firms AA Group and Reichen & Robert & Associés . If the schedule is kept, the first deliveries of housing from Nexity should take place at the end of 2022.
The set will be definitively completed two more years with the delivery of the school of architecture, the restaurant and the premises of the Arbracam association, which maintains the memory of Terrot, the best-selling motorcycle brand in pre-war France. .