Redevelopment of the "Rives de Meurthe" Riverbanks

Just a 5 minute drive away from Place Stanislas, this new 300-hectare business district is one of the largest urban redevelopment projects. Work on this site has been ongoing since the 1980s and has changed the surrounding area dramatically.

A spectacular rehabilitation

A testimony to Nancy's industrial vitality at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, the Rives de Meurthe district has undergone a remarkable restoration,  transforming the area into a large residential and business district, close to the heart of Nancy's city centre, with the high-speed train station and motorway links.

After the first phase of developing and shoring up the Meurthe, which led to flooding of the city on numerous occasions in the past, the projects and building sites are now in full swing; with housing, cultural and technological programmes, a technology hub for universities, commerce and hospitals, and another leisure centre... On completion, this new district will offer more than 75,000m² of offices, creating a unique landscape.

From a residential point of view, the district represents an significant resource for the development of Nancy's housing stock; and developers have promised to maintain a balance between public and private, rental and ownership, students, young couples, families and senior citizens. As a result, the area has been involved in major public town planning operations and multiple private property projects. 

From an economic point of view, numerous former industrial sites have been  converted over time :

  • Alstom, owned by the Grand Nancy region, which is proposing to release the site for sale
  • The former France Telecom site in rue Mac Mahon, where commercialisation plans are conditional upon the development of the urban boulevard
  • There is a plan to transform the former Abattoirs site into a cultural space known as the "Friche Culturelle". The huge hall would once again be managed by the City of Nancy.
  • The Marcel Brot sector (Klépierre land) is set to become an urban logistics centre.
  • The Marina confirmed its standing as a popular tourist attraction in 2015 with an increase in the number of boaters, campers and morring requests. The Marina is easily accessible, is close to the city centre and offers good facilities (the only thing missing is Wifi). It is also very committed to sustainable development (e.g. blue flag status, a 'pelican' boat for collecting floating rubbish, rainwater recovery)