Safran R&T Centre

Rehabilitation of offices into a research and technology centre for Safran

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Programme type Industry, Offices, Sport & Leisure
Location Châteaufort
Yvelines (78), France
Delivery date 2015
Built area 45 000 m2

An emblematic R&T centre

The former Nortel Networks headquarters was completely renovated during a nine-month construction project. Safran wanted to bring together nearly 1,500 employees in a centre that reflects its position as a leader in aerospace, on a site open to universities, public bodies, industrial partners and innovative start-ups.

The Patriarche. teams made the most of the existing building's functionality while creatively designing a living space with character.

Thanks to its high potential for development, the facility will be able to adapt to the growth of Safran Tech's business.

1st quarter 2014
Start of construction
Project delivery
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The rehabilitation of these premises included:

  • the adaptation of workspaces of approximately 20,000 m2
  • the redesign of the entrance hall and the central street of the existing building into a space for conviviality and informal meetings
  • the integration of specific and high-tech laboratories
  • the creation of  a 150-seat amphitheatre
  • the complete overhaul of the inter-company restaurant

Bart x Patriarche DB

Bart's teams worked closely with the project management teams to enhance the heritage of this exceptional site.

This rehabilitation was carried out by the Patriarche group under a design and build contract. The multidisciplinary design (architects and engineers from Patriarche) and construction (Patriarche DB, the general construction subsidiary company) teams applied a transversal and agile "project mode" management: the key to the success of this operation, which was delivered seven months after the start of the studies.

The team brought together all the components of project management required for this operation. The complementary qualities of the Architect (creativity) and the Engineer (scientific and technical rigour) were key to meeting the ambitious objectives of the client.

Mutual trust and respect, based on a good knowledge of each other's business and roles, guaranteed the project owner quality, speed and efficiency.

This win/win and transparent project dynamic with the project owner and subcontractors made this project a success and allowed the Patriarche group to become a Safran partner.