VINCI Energies helps build the first eco-neighbourhood in Martinique

VINCI Energies was chosen by SAS Bon Air and Fort-de-France city council to help build the first eco-neighbourhood in the Caribbean in Martinique.

Launched by Fort-de-France city council to meet ecological and social objectives, the eco‑neighbourhood project involves building almost 500 new homes on a park offering multiple activities alongside an early childhood space, a games library and a cultural centre. The “Bon Air” project will primarily provide rented social housing to families and boast an optimised environmental footprint, replacing a dilapidated 1960s housing estate in an area where seismic activity poses a threat.

Getelec Collectivités, a VINCI Energies business unit, was chosen to build the dry utilities and public lighting networks, including installing and removing ducts for electricity and telecoms infrastructure, installing transformer substations, charging points for electric vehicles and retractable bollards, as well as rolling out 155 public lighting points.

Energy performance and social support

The eco-neighbourhood champions sustainability by combining environmental priorities, energy performance and social inclusion.

The project involves lighting local urban areas, adding more plants to outdoor spaces, reducing energy consumption by using photovoltaic panels and installing rainwater collection and storage systems. The buildings will be oriented to receive maximum sunlight and boast optimised insulation and ventilation systems.

The eco-neighbourhood champions sustainability by combining energy performance and social inclusion.

The project is innovative insofar as it takes social support into consideration – the eco-neighbourhood is designed to give people of all ages access to high-quality social housing alongside integrated services and activities.

It will take Getelec Collectivités three years to complete the work.