A subsidiary of Bouygues Construction property development firm Cirmad Grand Sud is to start construction on the Prado Shopping Centre in Marseille, France, as part of a €90m project.
Cirmad Grand Sud director Alain Loyer said: "Through this shopping centre, we are taking part in the creation of the sustainable residential neighbourhood surrounding Marseille's Stade Vélodrome football stadium, which was built by our teams.
"The neighbourhood will include homes, an office complex, a hotel and a health centre, all helping meet the needs of the city."
Designed by Benoy and Didier Rogeon, the shopping centre has a surface area of roughly 23,000m².
The complex will be part of the property accompanying the Stade Vélodrome football stadium in Marseille and will feature a department store, a hypermarket, numerous medium-size retail outlets and local traders.
Prado Shopping Centre will comprise the main section and the Michelet building on either side of an avenue, open to the outside and covered by a canopy constructed in glass on a steel structure.
The project, which is in-line with the principles of construction durable, will seek the BREEAM Excellent label and cradle to cradle (C2C) certification. The certification is based on the precepts of the circular economy: zero pollution and 100% recycling.
The project will be carried out on behalf of the owner, Klépierre and the works will be carried out by GFC Construction involving more than 200 people at peak periods.
Image: Prado Shopping Centre in Marseille. Photo: courtesy of Bouygues Construction.