Euralille railway station and business quarter

Euralille is France's third largest business quarter and a major European transportation hub, which includes the two stations with national and transnational high-speed rail lines Lille Flandres and Lille Europe.

LILLE, FRANCE

In Lille, it was possible to develop a vacant station area, create a platform for international relations and increase the city prestige. The Euralille territory is divided into four zones: central Euralille I, Euralille II, ZAC Porte de Valenciennes and new ZAC Saint-Sauveur under construction.
BEFORE: AREA NEXT TO RAILWAY STATIONS
AFTER: BUSINESS QUARTER AND MAJOR EUROPEAN TRANSPORT HUB
128 HA TOTAL AREA
800,000 sq. m BUILT-UP AREA INCLUDING:
  • RESIDENTIAL HOUSING: 150,000 sq. m
  • OFFICE BUILDINGS: 355,000 sq. m
  • PUBLIC DEVELPMENTS AND SERVICES: 295,000 sq. m
14,000 JOBS
rur 155 BN IMPLEMENTATION COSTS
IT ACCOMODATES:
  • offices and a congress center;
  • residential buildings providing short-term and long-term accommodation;
  • cultural and recreational facilities;
  • a university;
  • services;
  • railway stations and a transport hub.

FINANCING SOURCES:
  • public-private partnership;
  • over 70% of private investment.

HISTORY
In the late 1980s, in the course of international agreements, it was decided to create the largest transport hub connecting Paris, Brussels and London with a TGV high-speed railway. The project implementation became possible thanks to the fact that the unused territories of the French Ministry of Defense adjacent to the railway stations were transferred to the city, and a lot of private investors were attracted.

STAKEHOLDERS:
  • Administrations of Lille and satellite towns (La Madeleine, Roubaix, Tourcoing, Villeneuve-d'Ascq);
  • SNCF – the national railway company;
  • national banks: Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, Credit Lyonnais and Indosuez;
  • international banks: National Westminster Bank, Bank of Tokyo, Banca San Paolo di Torino, Générale de Banque;
  • private banks: Scalbert-Dupont and Banque Populaire du Nord;
  • Regional government of Lille County.

RESIDENTS:
  • TGV – the French national network of high-speed electric trains;
  • Westfield shopping center, etc.
The Moscow Government prepared proposals to establish 115 areas making a total of 1,900 ha in the Moscow Land Use
and Development Rules in order to implement
the Territory Development Corporation projects.
1987
France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands concluded an international agreement on the creation of a railway line.
1988
A consortium comprised of the city and regional authorities, banks, the Chamber of Commerce and the national railway company was arranged to establish a territory vision. A tender for the design concept development was held.
1989
The transfer hub design was developed.
1990
The non-profit company SEM was established to manage the Euralille territory.
1991
The project was launched.
1993-1994
High-speed railway lines were commissioned.
1995
The construction of the first tower office blocks and the World Trade Center was completed.
1995-2014
New facilities within the three zones were commissioned and the transport structure was modernized, including the improvement of the cluster automobile accessibility.
2015
The construction of the main facilities in the Euralille central zone (90 ha) was completed, including the following central functions: business centers; mixed, public and commercial buildings.
2019
The ZAC Porte de Valenciennes zone (16 ha) was finalized and the ZAC Saint-Sauveur zone plan was developed.
Corporate Issue, Moscow Department
of Investment and Industrial Policy
E-mail: pressprom@mos.ru
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