After 9 years of blockages and legal conflicts between the municipality and local residents and environmental protection associations, a memorandum of understanding was signed last November by almost all parties. That was without counting the announcement made five months later by Vivendi, to abandon his project on Île Seguin. Vincent Bolloré's group was to develop a digital campus there, a project that finally came to the fore for "internal governance concerns".
The DBS group and the city of Boulogne-Billancourt thus signed a promise to sell on August 12, on the basis of a project with a smaller footprint. It is now a question of "mixed project of offices and innovative and sustainable activities of 130,000 m²", against the 150,000 m² envisioned by Vivendi.
In a statement, the town hall of Boulogne-Billancourt indicates that the new buyer "now has six months to file a building permit". Period during which the community and its developer will be "very vigilant about the environmental, architectural and landscape urban quality of this operation which must fit harmoniously between the emblematic points of Ile Seguin".