Mixed-use real estate project comprising the construction of 540 housing units and offices

Construction of a  35,000 sqm real estate complex on the former site of the mail sorting center near the Saint Charles railway station of Marseille consisting of 290 apartments, offices (headquarter of the SNCF  “French Railway Company”), a tourist residence with 130 rooms and a student residence with 120 rooms.

9- to 11 storey-buildings + GF and underground parking on two and three levels.
Construction in a dense urban environment.
Complex earthworks (rock) with phasing of the earthworks between created reinforced concrete stiffeners and existing foundation slabs.
Earthworks with underpinning of existing sub-grades after consolidation with shank nails (soil anchors) and micro piles.
Complex foundations due to the presence of existing party structures and the importance of the buildings.


Kaufman & Broad

Project Dates

Delivery: 2010


Poissonnier Ferran Architects
General contractor: Campenon Bernard

Project Figures

Project costs: 40 M€