Being involved in the development of Provence Alpes Côte-d’Azur Region

Caisse des Dépôts supports the development of Provence Alpes Côte-d’Azur Region supporting the development of Avignon, committing for more than €1bn in favor of the rehabilitation and construction of social housing and supporting the projects of Aix-Marseille Provence Metropolis.

Territory developmentProperty & housingTransport

Believing in the development of Avignon

PR Lemas et C Helle
During his trip to the PACA region, Pierre-René Lemas, the Chief Executive Officer of the Caisse des Dépôts group and Cécile Helle, the Mayor of Avignon, signed, on 25 May, a partnership agreement for 4 years in favour of projects aiming to develop the appeal, competitiveness and urban and solidary regeneration of the city. Highly involved in the Vaucluse département, Caisse des Dépôts is committing, once again, to this territory, by providing the City of Avignon with its engineering funding means with €205,000.


Over €1bn in favour of the rehabilitation and construction of social housing

E Viola, PR Lemas et P Fournon
Pierre-René Lemas met the representatives of Erilia, 13 Habitat, Logis Familial Varois, and the companies of the SNI Group (Nouveau Logis Provençal and Nouveau Logis Azur) to sign five agreements aiming to fund their actions over the territory for the next 2 years. Caisse des Dépôts is reaffirming its commitment in favour of social cohesion by mobilising significant funding from savings funds in 2016 and 2017.

Caisse des Dépôts agreed on an investment ceiling of €540mn with Erilia, for the creation of over 4,344 homes and nearly 5,990 renovations. With 13 Habitat, the investment is for €220mn for over 1,200 new homes and 6,400 renovations and the one with Logis Familial Varois is for €80mn, supporting the creation of over 800 new homes. The agreements signed with the SNI Group companies are on the mobilisation of €120mn of funding for the creation of 1,055 new homes and 843 renovations.


E Viola, PR Lemas et L Royer-Perreaut
By integrating the agreement signed at the start of the year with Grand Delta Habitat, Caisse des Dépôts is committing to funding, over 2 years, 9,080 new homes and 13,460 renovations in the region.





Aix-Marseille Provence  Metropolis: a framework convention for 3 years

PR Lemas et JC Gaudin lors de la signature de la convention Aix-Marseille Provence
On 26 May, Pierre-René Lemas and Jean-Claude Gaudin, the President of the Aix-Marseille-Provence Metropolis, the Mayor of Marseille and the Vice-President of the Senate, signed a partnership agreement for 3 years encouraging the development of the appeal of this territory.

Caisse des Dépôts will provide the Metropolis with its engineering funding means, in equity and loans, encouraging:

  • transport and mobility (reserved lane for public transport, stations and inter-modal terminals, car-sharing, electric recharging stations);
  • economic and digital development (regeneration of priority districts of urban planning policy and town centres, support for sectors of excellence, support for major projects, investment for economic property, a study on the implementation of a network of business creators, participation in a seed-stage fund for start-ups in partnership with Bpifrance, the deployment of the necessary infrastructure for digital equipment);
  • social housing (creation of a €2.5mn urban regeneration programme, joint support from the partners in favour of the development of the housing offer, assistance with urban regeneration, support with renovation projects for run-down co-ownerships);
  • the ecological and energy transition (energy retrofitting of public buildings, renewable energy production, support in the management of aquatic environments, flood prevention).


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