Covivio announces the signing of a rental agreement with Roland Berger, a leading global management consulting firm of European origin, for a total area of 3,600 m², covering the “Jean Goujon” office building located in Paris 8th arrondissement. 40% of the surface area of the 8,600 m² building has therefore been pre-let over a year before delivery, confirming the attractiveness of the operations and approach developed by Covivio for users.
Jean Goujon, a revamped building occupying a prime location
Located in Rue Jean Goujon, near the Golden Triangle and Avenue Montaigne, the building purchased by Covivio in 2018 won the approval of Roland Berger Paris (advised by Strategies and Corp). The consulting firm will house its new head office and teams over 3,600 m². The partners have signed a nine-year firm lease.
Currently under restructuring, Jean Goujon has eight storeys and offers office platforms measuring around 1,100 m². Covivio selected Wilmotte & Associés to rethink this characterful building through an architectural project focusing on light, sobriety, elegance and fluidity. In addition to the workspaces, the building has 630 m² of outdoor areas including a greenhouse, patio and rooftop with a view of the Eiffel Tower. These areas provide occupants with a host of opportunities to change posture and try out different workspaces.
To maximise user well-being, Covivio will also offer a wide range of services in the building, including an entrance lobby with reception and concierge service, a work café and business centre with meeting rooms, a wellness area with showers and changing rooms, as well as a top-floor restaurant with panoramic view fully convertible into a reception venue.
In order to offer top class performance and comfort to occupants and in line with Covivio’s CSR ambitions, Jean Goujon aims to obtain the highest levels of certification: HQE Excellent, BREEAM Excellent, as well as OsmoZ, Biodivercity and R2S labels.
“While working methods have changed radically over the past year, we are delighted to be moving into this emblematic location, which will enable us to reinvent our ways of collaborating in adapted workspaces, while also providing us with places to socialise. We want to offer all our employees working conditions that match their level of excellence,” says Olivier de Panafieu, Managing Partner of Roland Berger Paris.
“We were delighted to accompany Roland Berger in a mission that perfectly illustrates our know-how. Even more so for a Covivio asset that is particularly qualitative and adapted to the new needs of companies”, says Angélique de Rougé, President of Strategies and Corp.
A further example of Covivio’s dedication to enhancing Parisian heritage
Built in the 1930s, the Jean Goujon building is currently undergoing major restructuring in order to cater to the latest office specifications and user expectations while respecting the singularity of the location. This latest transaction is a further illustration of Covivio’s expertise in transforming the French capital’s architectural heritage.
As a reminder, nearly half of Covivio’s France Offices portfolio is located in Paris: 29 assets with a total surface area of 340,000 m². More than half have already been transformed or are undergoing redevelopment. High-potential buildings full of architectural character located in thriving, attractive areas, they are perfect springboards for innovation, value creation and developing tomorrow’s workspaces.
This latest success also vindicates Covivio’s office investment strategy focused on the development and redevelopment of buildings located in the centres of Paris, Milan and Berlin designed to meet top market standards. Five new developments along the lines of Jean Goujon will be launched this year in the CBDs of these cities.
“Jean Goujon is a new benchmark for Covivio. We use our approach focused on user needs while injecting our strong standards and markers: premium location, top quality architectural project, variety and flexibility of space, service offering scaled to each location, CSR requirements and compliance with user demands. The rental conditions and term of the lease signed with Roland Berger, which we are delighted to welcome among our partners, testify to the quality of this transaction.” Olivier Estève, Deputy CEO, Covivio.
In Q1 2021, Covivio signed new leases and lease renewals in France, Italy and Germany covering a total area of 64,000 m². The central location of Covivio’s assets, their high performance levels and the exceptional quality of the spaces and services on offer have won over a host of different types of user, who have chosen to strengthen their partnership with Covivio or join the Group’s customer ecosystem.
About Jean Goujon:
- An 8,688 m² 8-storey building
- Architectural project signed with Wilmotte & Associés
- Central location generously served by public transport (metro lines 1/9/13 and RER C)
- Comprehensive range of services:
- Entrance lobby with reception and concierge service
- Work café and business centre
- 50-seat restaurant with panoramic view
- Wellness areas with showers and changing rooms
- Patio, greenhouse and rooftop with view of the Eiffel Tower
- Car park (100% electric) and bicycle shed
- Targeted certification and accreditation: HQE Excellent, BREEAM Excellent; OsmoZ, Biodivercity and R2S labels
- Delivery: July 2022
- Real estate agent: CBRE
- Tenant adviser: Strategies and Corp.