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Renovating historic buildings

Renovating historic buildings is about highlighting their remarkable and timeless character through a process of renewal

The Richelieu Library (the historic National Library of France) located in Paris’s 2nd arrondissement, is a good example.

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Partly located in Hôtel Tubeuf, a mansion built in 1635, the Bibliothèque Richelieu is one of the sites of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, a legacy of the royal library developed in 1666 under the direction of Colbert, in praise of Louis XIV. One of the challenges of renovating Richelieu is revealing this architectural heritage and allowing the general public to enjoy previously inaccessible spaces. The project will be completed in 2020.

Egis is in charge of EPCM services for all trades on this site. Egis’s digital and collaborative project management solution SGTi4 (french website) has been implemented on this project.

The Audit, Renovation & Heritage department is an Egis entity in charge of existing buildings and property management. It specialises in the diagnosis of existing buildings, recommendations for renovation projects, and the analysis of the development potential of a building. The wide range of properties entrusted to it have enabled the department to work on buildings from all periods and of all types.The diversity of profiles within the team (Architects-Engineers, Specialist Engineers, and so on) means it can handle technical, functional and architectural components, while maintaining overall coherence, inherent to each project.

It carries out different types of assignments:

  • Technical, functional and environmental audits
  • Real estate strategy
  • Transformation feasibility studies
  • Renovation EPCM.

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