Lyon Vaise Digital Cluster: boosting the development of ICT
Just 5 minutes from downtown Lyon, along the banks of the Saône river, the Digital Cluster is home to companies specialized in information and communication technologies and digital entertainment, it comprises 22 hectares of commercial activity and 130,000 sq. metres of economic activity.
Connected to the northern ring road (Rochecardon exit) and public transportation (Gare de Vaise transit hub with metro line D, buses and express regional trains), this is the primary site for the digital industry in Lyon, with leaders such as Cegid, Electronic arts, Namco Bandai Partners, Apicil, Aka technologies, Espace Numérique Entreprise and others.
- Key Figures
- 200 companies onsite
- 4 headquarters
- Approximately 7,500 employees in business parks and 11,000 in the long term in the district
- Several popular restaurants, including the Brasserie de l’Ouest and the Ouest Express of world-renowned chef Paul Bocuse
- Public parking: 850 spaces
Access to the Digital Cluster will be greatly expanded by 2014, thanks to the construction of a new tunnel under Croix Rousse hill reserved for soft modes of transport, along with a new bridge across the Saône.
This district offers a great living and working environment with a mix of business activities, housing, retail, schools, recreation and leisure facilities, etc) which will continue to develop in the coming years with the construction of more housing, shops and new business premises, such as the “Rives Numériques” project.
New programmes underway
- 80,000 sq. metres net surface area for service sector businesses and 54,000 sq. metres net surface area for housing.
On the horizon for 2015, 36,000 sq. metres of service sector real estate will be built in addition to the projects which are already underway. 650 residential units will also be built in the centre of the district as well as shops which will benefit from the Banks of the Saône river redevelopment project planned for 2016.
Greenopolis, a new activity park in the Vaise area of Lyon
This urban project focuses on sustainable development and quality of life and is based around the conversion of an old industrial site into a mixed business activity park. In Lyon, this sort of reconversion project is now the only way to purchase city-centre premises.
Comprised of three buildings, which are a testament to Lyon’s industrial heritage, and seven new buildings to be offered for rent or sale, the site, with a surface area of 21,500 sq. metres, is divided into three parts:
- 8,674 sq. metres of offices and a business village
- 12,238 sq. metres of shops and commercial activities
- 277 parking spaces, including 179 underground
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