Bouygues Immobilier is a long-time partner of social landlords, and incorporates social housing into most of its property development programmes, drawing on its energy-efficiency know-how to propose high-quality, environment-friendly social housing units.
BOUYGUES IMMOBILIER, A LONG-TIME SOCIAL HOUSING DEVELOPER
Under legislation introduced in 2000, at least 20% of a town or city’s residential properties must be social housing. Ever since it was founded, Bouygues Immobilier has incorporated the social dimension into most of its property developments and has become a leading figure on the market. Social housing is now an important aspect of Bouygues Immobilier’s housing business, accounting for 24% of total reservations in 2013.
By attending the annual congress of Union Sociale pour l'Habitat, the French social housing association, Bouygues Immobilier underlines its intention to actively pursue its partnerships with social landlords at local, regional and national level.
Sustainable social housing
For Bouygues Immobilier, social housing goes hand in hand with quality. The social housing units delivered by Bouygues Immobilier are designed with the same emphasis on quality as units sold individually.
Since July 2010, every new Bouygues Immobilier social housing unit has had BBC‑Effinergie® low-energy certification, giving owners and tenants a guarantee of optimum energy efficiency.
Innovation for social housing
As a pioneer of eco-neighbourhoods in France, and committed to exploring the issues related to the towns and cities of tomorrow, Bouygues Immobilier incorporates social aspects into its innovative urban development programmes. For example, the Ginko eco-neighbourhood on Bordeaux Lake includes nearly 700 social housing units in the heart of a project where sustainable development and social diversity are top priorities. At Valnatureal in Marseille, nearly a third of the 956 dwellings are social housing units. And in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, on the French Riviera, nearly half of the 209 apartments in the Cap Azur residential development are social housing units or reserved for first-time buyers.