AXA IM - Real Assets has launched the construction of Stories, a c.62,000m² office complex, located in Saint-Ouen, Paris. Vinci Immobilier has been mandated as delegated project manager, with delivery expected in 2021. Designed by Chartier-Dalix architects, the completed development will be an “urban village” planned with the end users in mind, with an emphasis on open meeting places, brightness and outdoor space. All internal common areas and work floors will be integrated around a large 6,000m² courtyard, serving as an outdoor village square. The working and wellness areas will remain connected to the external environment with numerous accessible roof terraces totalling 3,000m² and double-height loggias.
Spread across seven levels including a service base, the completed complex will benefit from a flexible configuration and offer open common spaces designed by Saguez & Partners. The complex will benefit from excellent accessibility by RER and bus, which will be further improved from 2020 with the extension of metro line 14. In line with AXA IM - Real Assets' sustainable development strategy, the finished project is targeting HQE, BREEAM, WELL, WiredScore and Effinergie+ certifications.
Germain Aunidas, Head of European Development AXA IM - Real Assets, commented: “Stories is a unique urban village located in an area benefitting from significant regeneration, which will be further enhanced through the Grand Paris infrastructure project. The attractive combination of Stories’ location, flexibility and specification make this new development a unique opportunity and we’re confident that the completed project will attract strong tenant interest.”