As previously announced by Patrick Boré, President of La Ciotat Shipyards at the La Ciotat Yachting Village foundation stone-laying ceremony, the public tender for the revamping and management of the « Transit » shed is now open !
This project mingles the implementation of La Ciotat Shipyards’ industrial ambitions with the promotion of their cultural heritage.
Located right at the entrance of the yard, facing the future 4300t platform and next to the Yachting Village, this large shed was built in the 1940s and is a witness of the industry from first half of the 20th century recognizable by its metal-frame structure. With a footprint of 1800 m2 and a height of 22m, it is an iconic element of the shipyard.
Jean-Yves Saussol, CEO of LCS underlines that : « this tender is a fantastic opportunity for an investor wishing to settle long-term in the heart of the shipyards. On the one hand, the volume of the building offers the opportunity to create and operate large working spaces on a site where they become rare and where demand is high. On the other hand, it allows to set up an extraordinary place with a strong visual identity. Like other projects run by our company in recent years, we offer a win-win partnership. »
Published in the Official Bulletin of Public Announcements and in the Official Journal of the European Union, the concession notice and the terms and conditions are available here (French version only).
The selection procedure will consist of two parts : In the first place, candidates are requested to make themselves known before the 10th of January 2020 at 4.00 pm. Depending on the quality of the applications, a maximum of three finalists will then be invited to submit an offer. Those offers will be assessed according to different criteria including the quality of the rehabilitation and the guarantees provided for maintaining the industrial purpose of the area.