Bouygues bags €150m construction contract for Grand Ida project in Monaco

WCN Editorial Team 9 Sep 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Monegasque company Entreprises JB Pastor & Fils has selected Bouygues Construction to build Grand Ida project comprising, 192 homes, in Exotic Garden district, Monaco.

The €150m contract has been awarded to RJ Richelmi, which is jointly owned by Bouygues Bâtiment France Europe and Entreprises JB Pastor & Fils.

The Grand Ida project will form part of the national housing plan that was launched in 2019.

Designed by architectural firm Arch Genin, the Grand Ida scheme will comprise four 12-storey buildings and will form part of the redevelopment of the entire La Colle district.

The project also comprises a residential centre for people with disabilities, commercial premises, offices, a day-care centre and a car park.

E&G – Gravity engineering office is serving as a geotechnical consultant on the project.

Bouygues said in a statement: “A distinctive feature of the earthworks operations will be use of the ‘top-down’ technique, which will entail simultaneously carrying out substructure works on four basement levels and superstructure works on 12 levels.

“The works will be carried out in particularly cramped conditions, particularly owing to the proximity of the Boulevard Rainier III above ground and the ‘Dorsale tunnel’, with which the project will connect.”

Work has already commenced on the project in June 2020. It expected to create 200 jobs at peak during the construction phase. The project is planned to be completed in 2023.

In May 2020, Bouygues was selected by Westminster City Council to design and build the first phase of the new Ebury Bridge Estate in the UK.

The Ebury Bridge Estate will include nearly 758 energy-efficient homes, of which 386 will be affordable housing units.

The Grand Ida project forms part of national housing plan. (Credit: Bouygues Construction)

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