Successful remediation and sustainable redevelopment of the Metaleurop site
Decontamination and redevelopment of a severely polluted industrial site
A sustainable redevelopment, environmentally sound and respecting the population
- Safety work and preparation started in early 2004, with a detailed risk analysis and the creation of a project team
- Between 2004 and 2006, the site was cleaned up, involving major work in dismantling buildings and decontaminating the soil. 190,000 tonnes of waste were removed from the site
- The zone underwent economic redevelopment between 2006 and 2009, with the creation of two business parks devoted to tertiary and industrial activities, all environmentally-oriented
An original redevelopment that preserves the environment and the region's economic fabric
The Eco-cluster and Agora form a bond that is unique in France in terms of its size and the array of environmental skills proposed. The redevelopment of the site overseen by SUEZ generated a social and economic dynamic that greatly benefited the mining region.Former Metaleurop employees were re-employed on each phase of the project. More widely, the tertiary and industrial parks have enabled the creation of almost 400 jobs.