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Grand Paris Redefining the geography of Paris
Grand Paris is an ambitious urban development project led by the modernisation and major expansion of the city's Metro system. New routes will significantly reduce journey times between key areas, unlocking opportunities for developers, investors and corporate occupiers. Modern sustainable neighbourhoods and specialised business hubs will emerge along the new lines, redefining the geography of Paris and transforming the city into a dynamic, liveable 21st century metropolis.More
Paris is constantly having to reinvent itself
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Grand Paris Europe's largest city-region
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31% of national GDP
12 million people, 6.5 million jobs
47 million visitors per year
Europe's highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies
Largest office market in Europe (53 million sqm)
Europe's leading R&D region and higher education hub (600 000 students)
Grand Paris - 7 Districts Compelling Opportunities for Investors, Developers and Corporate Occupiers 2015-2030
Line 15 | Number of Stations: 37 | Completion: 2030
Encircling Paris, Line 15 will be the longest of the new lines and include 37 stations. It will increase connectivity to various industry clusters, including Villejuif-Evry (life sciences), La Defense (financial services), Saint-Denis Pleyel (creative industries) and Descartes (sustainability).
The first part of the line will be completed by 2022.
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Line 17 | Number of Stations: 9 | Completion: 2030
Including a stop at the city's Charles de Gaulle airport, Line 17 will strengthen connections between the creative industries cluster in Saint-Denis Pleyel, the aerospace cluster in Le Bourget and the International Trade and Events cluster at Roissy Charles de Gaulle.
Line 16 | Number of Stations: 10 | Completion: 2023
The 25-km Line 16 will boost connectivity to the east of the city, connecting more remote areas of Seine-Saint-Denis (such as Clichy-sous-Bois and Montfermeil) to the city. It will support the clusters in Descartes (sustainability) and Saint-Denis Pleyel (creative industries).
Line 14 | Completion: 2024
The existing line will be extended from Gare Saint-Lazare to the new hub at Saint-Denis Pleyel in the north, while, in the south, it will create a new, high frequency link between the centre of Paris and Orly airport. The line will link to each of the four new Grand Paris Express lines.
Line 11 | Completion: 2025
An extension of Line 11 to Rosny-Bois-Perrier was agreed prior to the establishment of the Grand Paris project. With the implementation of the project, the extension will now run four stops further east to Noisy-Champs.
Line 18 | Number of Stations: 11 | Completion: 2030
This line will connect Orly airport to Versailles by 2030, linking the innovation and research cluster at Saclay Plateau with the large residential areas and labour pools in the Yvelines and Essonne 'departements'.
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Redevelopment of a 76 hectare industrial site adjacent to La Defense. The development aims to strengthen links between the financial district and the rest of the city, aided by the arrival of Metro Line 15.
A mixed-use development around a 10 ha park with a strong focus on sustainability. New metro lines will allow for easy access to Paris CBD and La Defense.
This 20 hectare development site is part of the wider Paris Nord-Est renewal project. It includes the renovation of the 600 metre long Macdonald warehouse, led by internationally renowned architect Rem Koolhaas.
Involving the regeneration of a quarter of Saint-Ouen's total area, the Docks de Saint-Ouen will grow as a major office district - supported by the new Saint Denis-Pleyel transport hub.
New transport links (Line 15) and major regeneration projects (e.g. Ile Seguin, Pont d'Issy) mean Boulogne-Issy stands to strengthen its position as a dense, established major office market, as attractiveness to corporate occupiers and long-term investors increases.
Lower occupancy costs will continue to draw firms from the Central and Western areas, while the improved transport links (Line 15) will also boost residential appeal of the region. A number of major projects have been announced in Bagneux, such as the Victor Hugo eco-district and Ilot de Mathurins, and Montrouge.
The areas to the East and Southeast of Paris are on the brink of change, boosted by the future arrival of Line 15, shifting from industrial usage to a truly mixed-use urban environment. Between Ivry-sur-Seine and Vitry-sur-Seine, there is potential for 3 million sqm of new housing, offices and public facilities. This emerging area offers considerable development potential with opportunities for investors and developers.
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