Redevelopment of a section of river bank on the Loire near Nantes, France has taken a step closer with publication of tender documents for the ground investigation.
According to the documents published in the Official Journal of the European Union, Nantes Métropole Aménagement is seeking a contractor to undertake environmental, geotechnical and hydrogeological soil studies of the Zac Pirmil les Isles area.
Nantes Métropole Aménagement has said that the area lies within the noise exposure plan area of Nantes Atlantique Airport and the nature, landscape and flooding constraints are the main levers for the site renewal.
The Primil les Isles project is to be a flagship project in the French government’s Ministry of Environment, Energy and the Sea and the Ministry of Housing and Sustainable Housing’s initiative on how to better build in floodable lands. The ground investigation work will support Nantes Métropole Aménagement’s work to enhance the landscape while developing an urban area adapted to its location on the banks of the Loire with “new mixed neighbourhoods characterised by the quality of public spaces, services and urban amenities”.
The contract is expected to last 12 months and could be extended up to three times for a year at a time.
Bids for the work must be submitted by 26 February.