Nanterre, January 26, 2023
Vinci Construction and Wilmot & Associated Architects They build
The future police station of Nice
- Conversion and expansion of the former St. Roch Hospital
- A structured environmental approach
- Three-year project
- A design, construction, operation and maintenance contract worth 178 million euros
The French Ministry of the Interior, in cooperation with the city of Nice, has asked Dumez Côte d’Azur, a subsidiary of VINCI Construction, and the architecture firm Wilmotte & Associés to build the future police station of the city of Nice in the Alpes-Maritimes department in France. . Once this major operation is completed, the national and local police services – made up of 2,000 people – will be brought together in a single structure spanning an area of more than 50,000 square metres.2. The future location will also allow the National Police Information and Command Center and the Nice Urban Control and Command Center to integrate forces.
The €178 million design, build, operate and maintain contract will cover the restoration of the core section of the existing buildings, as well as upgrades to bring the structure into compliance with European Seismic Resistance Level 4, and the construction of earthquake-resistant foundations. New buildings, all interior trades and maintenance of the new site for four years.
Work began in January 2023 and is scheduled for completion in December 2025. Domez Côte d’Azur teams will carry out the asbestos removal operation with Travaux du Midi, a subsidiary of VINCI Construction, and the construction of the road and utility network with Triverio Construction, also a subsidiary of VINCI Construction, while The electricity works will be carried out with Jean Graniou, a subsidiary of VINCI Energies. Operation and maintenance will be carried out by Dumez Côte d’Azur.
The project will employ up to 500 people and encourage cooperation with local SMEs wherever possible. Furthermore, 10% of working hours will be carried out by people in social inclusion programmes.
All concrete used will be a standard low-carbon Exegy®* formulation manufactured by a local plant, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% compared to conventional concrete. Much of the flooring as well as the wood for the framing, ceilings and joinery for the historic facades will be sourced from biological sources. Furthermore, under the operations portion of the contract, 300 m2 Photovoltaic panels will be installed on the roof of the new section of the police station, while 20% of the heat from the data centers will be recovered for heating and domestic hot water. Finally, shutters will be installed not only to harmonize the building’s exterior with the surrounding structures in Nice, but also to contribute to the thermal comfort of the interior and help the project achieve the silver level of the Bâtiments Permanents Méditerranéens label as well as the low-energy Effinergie label. Naming the building renovation (BBC).
*Exegy® is VINCI Construction’s solution to make the use of low-carbon concrete more widespread.
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on Wilmot & Associated Architects
Founded by architect, urban planner and academic Jean-Michel Wilmotte, Wilmotte & Associés Architectes has a staff of 260 and works on more than 200 projects in 30 countries. Jean-Michel Wilmot and his teams are committed to preserving the architectural heritage while looking resolutely to the future. They therefore share their approach and expertise with new generations of architects through the Wilmot Foundation, established in 2005, and the W Prize, an international competition focused on transforming old buildings by adding contemporary additions. Wilmotte & Associés has won numerous international awards and has been ranked among the world’s top 100 architectural firms since 2010, according to the British magazine Building Design. www.wilmotte.com
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