Dumbea-sur-mer: 1,000 hectares north of Nouméa, often presented as the largest special planning zone in France, a major urban development project for New Caledonia.
Assigned to Egis by Secal (semi-public company) the mission consists of defining and implementing an urban development project for the special planning zone (ZAC) of Dumbéa. In addition to 7,000 homes and public facilities within close proximity, the construction of a business park for artisanal, commercial and industrial activities (Panda ZAC) is also planned, ultimately accommodating 400 companies. Developing the urban area will offer residents proximity of living and working spaces. The developed areas are taking shape between two remarkable ecosystems, dry forest and mangrove.
Respect for the environment is a major concern of parties involved in this development. A pilot project for replanting and transplanting mangroves and environmental monitoring of all sites will also be undertaken.
As representative of a consortium of key local engineering firms, Egis won the contract for the definition and project management of public spaces and the planning consultant role for both operations (Dumbéa and Panda).