BESIX France has completed and delivered the three buildings of the Nice Airport Promenade complex, a virtuous real estate development backed by the Groupe Aéroports de la Côte d’Azur, AG Real Estate and Citygate.
Designed by the American agency Arquitectonica, Nice Airport Promenade is the flagship project of the Grand Arénas, the new business district of Nice. Ideally located opposite Terminal 1 of Nice-Côte d’Azur Airport and at the western entrance to the Promenade des Anglais, the complex includes a 234-room, 4-star Sheraton hotel, the “La Table des Suds” restaurant and the “She’s – Nice Sky Bar” rooftop bar, operated by Naos Hôtel Groupe, as well as ground floor retail space, residential units, an office building and underground car parks, for a total surface area of 25,000 m².
The work, which began in 2019, was carried out by BESIX and included demolition, site clearance and earthworks, as well as the entire construction of the project, from the shell to the finishing touches. Prior to the signing of the contract, the in-house design office BESIX Engineering and its partners also developed variants on engineering and methodologies.
Andres Penaloza, Director BESIX France: “Nice Airport Promenade is a particularly elegant and high quality real estate development, including on the environmental level, which BESIX is very proud to have built. In addition to the challenges imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, this was a complex project, particularly because of its location, in direct proximity to the airport, a tramway line and the Promenade des Anglais, which reduced our room for manoeuvre in terms of accessibility, logistics and tower crane placement.”
Jean-François Deswijsen, Project Director : “In addition to our teams who have successfully completed this remarkable project, I would also like to thank our partners and suppliers. Nice Airport Promenade is an architectural highlight, one of the first buildings in the city that travellers will see when they arrive in Nice and a symbol of the new Grand Arenas business district.”
Nice Airport Promenade is a virtuous project in environmental terms, designed in compliance with high standards (HQE, BREEAM, Eco-Vallée). In addition to the performance of the buildings themselves, particular attention has been paid to soil permeability and green spaces.
The first two buildings, dedicated to offices and housing, were delivered in 2021 and early 2022 respectively. The delivery of the third and final building in May 2022 allowed the opening of the Sheraton Hotel, operated by NAOS Group, from 25 May 2022. In addition to its location, just a stone’s throw from the airport, it offers an extraordinary view of both the sea and the Pre-Alps mountains, quality and bright spaces, various facilities for meetings and events, as well as a swimming pool and a rooftop bar.