Chapman Taylor leads on €45 million renovation at Saint Genis 2

Chapman Taylor has been appointed lead architect on the renovation of Saint Genis 2 shopping centre at Saint-Genis-Laval near Lyon, France.

Renovation will take place in three stages over one and a half years. The first phase will see the former BHV premises being converted into 20 shops and a mall. Phase two will transform the common areas with new entrances, a new glass roof and new green spaces.

Finally, existing shops will be upgraded on a rolling basis. 80 workers will work 24 hours a day to ensure on-time completion, with, in total, 16,000m² of the centre being renovated.

The 37,640m² centre was opened 36 years ago and attracts five million visitors every year. St Genis 2 is a joint venture between Auchan and Société Générale Immobilière (LSGI).

The €45 million revamp will involve mostly local firms, with Chapman Taylor’s Benelux studio in charge of the overall project.

Xavier Grau (EUATB OAB)

Director, Brussels

Xavier has a wide range of design skills, with extensive experience working internationally. He has completed projects in many countries and cultural environments.

He specialises in the design and project management of mixed-use developments, and has particular expertise in the residential, workplace and retail sectors.

Xavier joined Chapman Taylor in 1997 as a design architect and project manager. He became the Director responsible for our Brussels studio in 2005.

Areas of Expertise:

Mixed-use / Retail

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