Egis displays its multiple skills
The Egis group will be providing the following services to the future operator:
- Assistance in overseeing the design studies
- Assistance in developing the plans for the multipurpose retail and leisure mall, in collaboration with Voltere (Egis group) on strategic and programme related positioning, and Ernst & Young on legal and financial aspects.
In the first phase, our team supervised the Arena’s design studies. Starting from an analysis of the bid, the preliminary design and the final design, we consolidated the functional and technical requirements in line with the commercial operating blueprint, and suggested adaptation solutions.
Currently we are supervising building and fit-out work on the multipurpose retail mall, for which we have already assessed the capital expenditure budget and the building schedule, and prepared specifications to appoint the future operator.
An environmental model…
Following the multiple applications submitted by the design-and-build consortium, the venue was awarded HEQ Sports facilities 2010 grade Excellent, E+C- label grade E3C1, Biosourced label grade 2, and the Accessibility label. The operator will be obliged to maintain these environmental standards.
The site depot which accommodates 400 people is eco-friendly, and the aim is to recover 95% of the waste generated on site.
To reduce environmental impact, material selection is an important factor. Thanks to a concrete mixing plant installed on site, 30% of concrete used is low carbon since its makeup is adjusted day by day.
Furthermore, a geothermal heating plant will cater to the heating needs of all the infrastructure with 100% renewable energy. Energy consumption will therefore be only a third of that of a classic Arena. Rainwater, meanwhile, will be harvested to cater to all the requirements of washrooms.
… and a social model
The project is also a model from a social point of view, since 110,000 hours out of the total labour contribution during the project will be provided by long-term jobseekers.
This social model also applies to the general public, since an “accessibility” label has been awarded to the Arena for the first time. It offers special access conditions to people with reduced mobility, gender neutral toilets and a sensory room, aimed at people with behavioural disorders or autism.