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Call for Projects to Recycle a Brownfield site, in Beauvais (France)

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Call for project closed the 27 Jan. 2023

Call for Projects to Recycle a Brownfield site, in Beauvais (France)
As part of its responsible environmental policy, ENGIE is looking to develop one of its brownfield sites, located in the commune of Beauvais (France). If you are looking for a plot of land as part of an innovative and environmentally friendly project, apply before December 9, 2022.

What's our objective ?

This call aims to identify partners wishing to develop an innovative and/or ecologically virtuous project, while developing a brownfield site (1,019 m²) belonging to ENGIE, in the town of Beauvais (France).

To whom is our call addressed?

This call for projects is open to all project leaders from : 

  • Local authorities,
  • Companies, 
  • Public institutions of higher education and research, 
  • Research laboratories,
  • Associations ...

The development projects submitted must be compatible with the characteristics of the land (described below) and may be:

  • alternative uses with biodiversity conservation/enhancement (renaturation) 
  • ecological compensation, 
  • development of new techniques for soil decontamination, nature protection,...
  • installations benefiting the community (educational courses, leisure activities or outdoor sports, ...),
  • or any other project (life-size research tests, third-party site, above-ground urban agriculture, social and solidarity-based economic activity, etc.) compatible with this space.

The selected project must have the approval of the local authority (municipality, if necessary the agglomeration community). 

Why answer our call ?

  • To have a bare plot of land at your disposal under advantageous conditions,
  • To gain visibility alongside ENGIE on two key themes:

an ecologically responsible approach in order to give back an activity/utility to an industrial wasteland located in a favourable environment,

the promotion of an innovative and virtuous project.

We tell you more...

ENGIE's real estate assets are mostly marked by the industrial history of Gaz de France. About 80% of the real estate assets owned by ENGIE were once used for gas activities.

These activities having ceased in the early 1970s, ENGIE has since gradually undertaken a process of reconversion of these real estate assets as part of its responsible environmental policy. 

It is within this framework that the CSP I&L of ENGIE GBS (Real Estate and Logistics Shared Services Center of ENGIE Global Business Support which is the Business Unit in charge of the support functions of ENGIE) launches a call for the reconversion of a wasteland in the town of Beauvais (60).

The land, with an area of 28,474 m², is located in Beauvais - rue Saint Louis / 4 rue Saint Germer.

It is constituted of the parcels cadastral section AR122, AR123, AR358, AR369, AR385, AR388, AR393 and AR476.

It is a wooded area located west of downtown Beauvais, along Avenue Nelson Mandela and Rue Lucien Lainé.

The immediate environment includes :

  • a residential area to the east
  • an industrial area to the southwest
  • a commercial center (hypermarket and 16 commercial cells) to the south of the site, on the other side of Nelson Mandela Avenue (a heavily used road)
  • a public garden to the North.

The main information on the urban situation of the site are the following:

  • Urbanism: 

           - the parcels cadastral section AR358 (15 833 m²), AR369 (164 m²) are classified in zone UBc and wooded spaces to be protected, which implies that any high stem tree which is cut down there must be replaced, by respecting the conditions defined in the PLU.

          - the parcels cadastral section AR122, AR123, AR385, AR388, AR393 and AR476 are classified in zone N (natural): only garden sheds with a footprint of less than 10 m² are authorized, as well as constructions, installations, equipment and developments necessary for public services or collective interest related to the road system, the operation of the railroad, waste and various networks

  • PPRI : Almost all of the land is in the blue zone, and the following are prohibited in this zone:

         - embankments, scouring, raising of the ground, light dwellings...

  • Fauna and Flora study carried out by ENGIE: three fauna surveys were carried out in April, June and September 2021 and also three flora surveys in April, June and August 2021.

If this information is necessary for your project, we will provide it to you upon request.

  • Easements : AC1 : easement for the protection of classified and registered historical monuments.
  • GEORISQUES (formerly BASOL): the land has been identified as a polluted (or potentially polluted) site and soil.

In summary: 

100% of the parcel is in a natural area or protected wooded area, with industrial liabilities.

Additional information: 

In particular, the project will have to be consistent with the GAIA project (green pact) set up by the City.

This ambition is described in the March 2021 Beauvaisis magazine (pages 25 to 27) in the attachment and aims in particular to conserve wooded areas to fight against heat islands.

 You can also download the presentation document of the site which is attached at the bottom of this page.

Contractual Framework and Regulatory Limits

  • Occupation of the site will be possible from March 2023.
  • The restrictions and precautions for the use of the soil and subsoil applicable to the site are as follows

the prohibition of vegetable gardens and orchards in the open ground or using the land of the site,

a ban on the use of underground water,

- the possible implementation of a surface soil cover to be defined according to the activity envisaged,

- the prohibition of soil excavation.

Visit of the site

A visit of the site can be organized at the request of the candidates before the submission of the proposal.

Documents to be provided

Technical documents:

  • Detailed presentation note of the project and objectives : 

- Detailed description of the activity and the different uses planned

- Implementation on the site

- Environmental ambition

- Material means to be implemented

- List of the actors of the project

- Legal and financial structure of the project

- Planning for the realization of the project

  • Terms of occupation of the land desired by the project leader: nature and duration of the lease, sustainable fees with regard to the investments).
  • Investment plan with the amounts: of the works envisaged, the expected subsidies, the financing/financiers already obtained,
  • Macro business plan if economic activity (investments, possible revenues and forecast date of reaching financial balance),

Administrative documents:

  • SIREN status notice (SIRET, APE, ...)
  • If necessary, Kbis
  • Statutes

Depending on the status of the candidate, other documents may be requested.

Eligibility and selection criteria

  • Relevance of the project to the call and to the specificities of the site
  • Environmental ambition of the project
  • Innovative character of the project
  • Anchoring of the project in the local ecosystem and the support of local stakeholders (local authorities, associations, residents, etc.)
  • Coherence of the proposed business model
  • Feasibility/economic viability
  • Maturity of the project and ease of implementation
  • Ethical aspects
  • References of the project leader

The projects will be studied taking into account these main criteria, it being specified that additional criteria may be added. 

Selection committee and partner(s) of the call for projects

  • Responsible for GBS Immo & Legal 
  • STEEN Lot 5 Project Team 
  • Designated members of the BS I&L - ENGIE GBS and BS Legal in charge of this project :

   - Experts in real estate valuation 

   - Environmental consultant  

   - Legal expert

  • The person in charge of the ENGIE Innovation Calls for Projects

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