Closed to the public since 2005, La Samaritaine is set to return to its former glory thanks to the ambitious renovation project launched by LVMH: to regenerate the site while preserving the architectural identity, soul and commercial vocation of one of the most famous department stores in Paris.
The project covers a heritage site of 80,000 sqm: it will include 26,000 sqm of retail space, 20,000 sqm of offices above the shops, 7000 sqm of social housing, a crèche for 60 children, a five star hotel (Hotel du Cheval Blanc) and parking. The project falls under the particularly demanding Plan Climat de Paris initiative and aims to reduce energy needs, with the objective of limiting consumption in the renovated sections as well as the new ones.
On behalf of La Samaritaine, Egis is responsible for the coordination of studies, construction project management and supervision of works contracts. Egis has also provided project management for asbestos removal. For the Hôtel du Cheval Blanc, Egis was in charge of coordinating studies and the scheduling, supervision, coordination tasks.
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