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Elior Group, one of the world leaders in catering and services, has entrusted the experts at Colliers International France with the design and construction of its 16-storey, 20,000 m2 global headquarters in the Aegean Tower in La Défense. Read more about it in the press release.

Key information

  • Year: 2016
  • Surface area: 20,000 m2
  • Posts: 1,200
  • Location: La Défense (92)

Previously located on 6 different sites: the Group's new general management has decided to group its Île-de-France employees (Elior Services, Elior France, Areas and headquarters support functions) on a single site and make the headquarters a showcase for its expertise.

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Flexible, open and decompartmentalized environments for more cross-functionality

Faced with significant complexity due to the Aegean Tower built in a triangle, the Colliers teams had to redouble their ingenuity to design a standard layout plan that was equitable and can be applied to all floors, taking into account the constraints due to the building. We are moving towards more open spaces and shared offices with a consequent decrease in closed offices for more collaboration and proximity between teams. In the middle of each tray, there are cabins and bubbles to isolate yourself. The closed offices were installed in the narrow parts of the building to optimize space as much as possible. We prefer open spaces in the points and we multiply the informal spaces: booths for telephoning, bubbles to isolate oneself, meeting rooms, silence zone...

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  • Programming
  • Conception & design
  • Carrying out the work
  • Follow-up and management of the lessee works by general contractor
  • Transfers

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A co-construction project between the project teams of Colliers France and Elior Group

Taking into account the constraints of significant deadlines (20,000 square metres to be developed on 16 levels, 1,200 jobs to be created in 7 months of work), a diversified team of experts was mobilized and dedicated to the project for nearly a year: architects, project manager, works pilots. Installed on the site for 6 months, a relationship of trust and proximity has been established between Colliers and the general management of Elior Group, which is very involved in the project, to enable the project to be managed in full collaboration. The mutual investment of the teams was key to the success of this ambitious project