ENGIE and energy performance on the Grenoble Campus

Energy performance: ENGIE and FAYAT join forces to build and operate 14,000 m² of campus buildings for Grenoble university

14,000 m²of renovated university buildings
3000 users

Under a public-private partnership (PPP), COMUE Université Grenoble-Alpes entrusted the consortium formed by ENGIE via its subsidiaries ENGIE Axima and ENGIE Ineo, alongside FAYAT via FAYAT Bâtiment, with the design, construction, financing and maintenance of four buildings for the Human and Social Sciences department on the Saint-Martin d’Hères university campus. Today the consortium partners delivered the third building on deadline, as was the case with the previous two.

The 14,000 m² project, valued at €31.5 million, houses 3,000 users and is the last part of the University’s modernisation plan.  The programme is intended to improve the living and working environment of faculty staff and students, while integrating new educational and professional spaces compliant with current standards and enabling new uses in higher education. The programme was designed with architects PATRIARCH & Co and design office TPFI.

The project features the construction of three new buildings, the extension and revamping of an existing building, along with the operation and maintenance of the site for 27 years. It also includes a strict energy performance commitment on heating consumption and associated electricity costs, on a site subject to extensive weather variations due to its geography.

The financing for this operation was provided by banks Crédit Mutuel Arkea, BTP Banque and Crédit Coopératif.

“This operation is the opportunity for the FAYAT group to demonstrate its capacity to respect building delivery deadlines and to promote its expertise and know-how in terms of responsible design and public-private partnership arrangements,” comments Philippe Serain, Fayat Group Director of PPP and Concessions.

“ENGIE’s strength is to be able to deliver an integrated offering including the design, construction and operation of the site, to deploy an end-to-end vision of the project’s issues in terms of performance and energy efficiency,” says Julien Chazela, Project Director at ENGIE Axima.