TOWN PLANNING The huge hangar on the Quai de l'Aiguillon will be demolished. The port of Nantes-Saint-Nazaire has launched a call for projects to succeed it
Installed on the Quai de l'Aiguillon since 1973, the building belonging to the Grand Port Maritime will be demolished. — F.Brenon/20Minutes
- Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port is calling on investors to erect a new building in place of Hangar 12.
- This partially empty port facility will be demolished in 2023.
- Candidates have until December 16 to declare themselves.
The people of Nantes no longer pay attention to it, as it seems to have been part of the landscape forever. Ideally placed; On the banks of the Loire, between the Quai de la Fosse and the Extraordinary Garden, Hangar 12 on the Quai de l’Aiguillon will be demolished. Built in 1973, this building of 2,350 square meters, almost as long as the Hangar à bananas located just opposite, had hardly any activity left. in recent years except that it was partially used as a storage place for the Pilotes de Loire. Considering its dilapidation; and its “absence of heritage interest”, its owner, the Grand Port maritime de Nantes-Saint-Nazaire, has therefore decided to to replace it with a new building. For which activity? This is precisely the meaning of the call to expression of interest (AMI) launched mid-September.
Until December 16, potential investors are invited to to declare themselves and to make their intentions known. The Grand Port will study the applications and designate a winner in the summer. next. Which will be entrusted with the construction of the new building, the development of the quay stretching over an area of 12,000 square meters, then their operation for a period “à” define”. The future occupant will also have the possibility; to install “floating equipment” instead of a disused barge.
The area concerned by the AMI extends over 12,000 m2 on the banks of the Loire. – Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port
“A strong interest in the place”
Shops, bars-restaurants, offices, workshops… “We are open to every possibility,” assures Benjamin Boge, manager of real estate programs at Nantes Saint-Nazaire Port. However, projects for “housing, business’ industrial nature to generate a risk of pollution, and activity; likely to generate a large traffic flow (drive, etc.)”. Other constraints: the construction cannot exceed 2,350 square meters on the ground and will be limited to two floors in order to respect the rules of town planning. It must also be “exemplary from an environmental point of view”.
“We will be very attentive to the type of activity. proposed and at its urban integration. It’s an exceptional site, in a rapidly changing sector, close to the city centre. We want to bring it back to life and enhance it”, justifies Benjamin Boge. “There have been a lot of requests to withdraw files since September, he continues. There is a strong interest in the place.”
The demolition of Hangar 12, at port charge, will take place “in the second half of 2023 at the earliest”. It will be followed by consolidation work on the quay foundations. Given the study and construction deadlines, delivery of the new building is not expected before 2025-2026.