OpenBox is building a tri-temperature logistics building for bioMérieux in Saint-Vulbas in the Ain region. Before the delivery scheduled for spring 2022, OpenBox and bioMérieux invited the workers, elected officials, project partners and employees to share a festive moment around the traditional leg of lamb.
More than a hundred people attended the event, including Alain Mérieux, President of Institut Mérieux and founder of bioMérieux, Alexandre Mérieux, Chairman and CEO of bioMérieux, Charles de la Verpillière, Member of Parliament for the Ain region, Marcel Jacquin, Mayor of Saint-Vulbas, and Hugues de Beaupuy, Director General of the Syndicat Mixte du Parc Industriel de la Plaine de l'Ain.
The project concerns the extension of the International Distribution Centre as well as the fitting out of offices and social premises on the site.
"After the study phase, carried out by OpenBox, the experience and competitiveness of OpenBox on this type of highly technical building, the proposed schedule and the support in obtaining the energy saving certificate convinced bioMérieux to trust us for the construction phase, within the framework of a Real Estate Development Contract (CPI)", said David Fitoussi, Director of OpenBox.
A tri-temperature building
With a surface area of 4,700 m², the future tri-temperature building includes an area for frozen products with temperatures maintained between -31° and -19°C, an area for cold products maintained between 2° and 8°C and an area between 15° and 25°C.
The project is being carried out on an operational site, a constraint that requires very precise organisation of the site, with the safety of the people working on the site always a priority.
A co-design and build project
The client is involved in all phases of the project using the Co Design&Build method. This method fosters trust and establishes a real collaboration for the benefit of the project. Regularly informed, in particular of the purchase price and remuneration of OpenBox, and consulted on the choices, bioMérieux is fully involved in its project.
Transparency is also one of the pillars of the Co-Design&Build: both parties have agreed on a distribution of the savings that could be obtained during the project.
Designed by the architectural firm tj archi, the project benefited from the expertise of the design offices Oxy Ingénierie and CEBATEC.
The first earthworks began in May 2021, and the project will be delivered next spring.