December 3, 2021

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Nantes: Petank Court, Gaming Room, Vegetable Garden … Orange Looks Future

Le site Orange Estuaire, situé quartier Haluchère, à Nantes (Loire-Atlantique), réunit 600 collaborateurs.
The Orange Estuary site in Nantes (Lower-Atlantic) in the Hallucher district has 600 employees and was previously spread over four Nantes sites. (© Thomas Bernard / News Nantes)

“This is the arrival of the Orange flagship in Nantes”, introduced Orange Director Pierre Jacobs in the Great West at the site launch. Orange History Thursday 4 November 2021, Halucher District Nanteslow (Lower-Atlantic).

Since October 7, almost 600 employees The telecommunications company moved into this new building.

This five-story building is the result of consultation and co-design with employees. A project started four years ago. Today’s business is a new innovative setting to meet tomorrow.


“Modern Building”

With the surface of 10 000 m2 And a land 12 000 m2, Orange Estuire brings together different professions in the same building.

“This new signpost will resonate with the smart building, thanks to a system of car parking that allows employees to recognize their license plate,” Pierre Jacobs explained.

It is a modern building to project itself into the world of tomorrow.

Pierre JacobsDirector of the Orange Grand East

Employees can reserve a room in the building through the app, sensors are installed in the building to find out the number of remaining parking spaces and a camera and sound bar are installed in each meeting room.

If Orange wants to showcase itself in the future, the company will not forget its past by showcasing some remnants like this minitel.
If Orange wants to showcase itself in the future, the company will not forget its past by showcasing some remnants like this minitel. (© Thomas Bernard / News Nantes)

Not a personal office

The Orange Estuary Project places an important place for collaborative work with 115 collective spaces. It is impossible to find a personal office on five floors because all workplaces are also shared with directors!

“When we come to the site, it’s collaborative,” warns Catherine Laspouzius, director of the Orange Estuire program.

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“It’s a great show to attract our customers,” said Franz Orange, corporate director, Pierre Clement.

All offices are shared, no personal office is assigned.
All offices are shared, no personal office is assigned. (© Thomas Bernard / News Nantes)

“Central Park”

On the third floor, the “Central Park” service area has several relaxation areas for employees:

  • A nap microphone room to relax.
  • Corporate-colleague room for collective work.
  • Gaming room with PS5 and arcade game.

To respond to the problems of young mothers, A breastfeeding room was set up There is a hand basin and a small fridge for moms.

Gardens, a vegetable garden, a petank and a Finnish bowling ground make up the open space.

During their leisure time, employees can enjoy an arcade game available in the gaming room.
During their leisure time, employees can enjoy an arcade game available in the gaming room. (© Thomas Bernard / News Nantes)

“Our attractiveness depends on the services we provide to our employees,” says Pierre Jacobs.

Easily accessible by public transport (Tram Line 1, Halcher-Batignols Station), the site has 112 spaces for bicycles and 30 electric charging stations.

2,200 employees in the metropolis

“Orange is a major player in employment and innovation in our city,” said Bassem Asse, the first deputy at Nantes Town Hall.

Nantes Metropolis has 2,200 Orange employees and 240,000 companies in the metropolis are connected through the Orange Network.

“Architecture represents innovation,” added Frank Blజgen, director of ADIM Ouest, the organization that carried out the work.

The building was inaugurated on Thursday, November 4, 2021.
The building was inaugurated on Thursday, November 4, 2021. (© Thomas Bernard / News Nantes)

33 million euro building

The building is also built to meet environmental standards and is environmentally friendly, for example with the installation of nest boxes.

Located in the Hallucher District, the new building of the Telecommunications Company will correspond to the future Paradise District.

Businesses need to change for the development of the district.

Bassem AssayFirst Deputy at Nantes Town Hall

“Orange Estuire is a tool for residents and working in the service of the city,” said Eric Howiz, Orange Group Real Estate Director.

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The owner of its “flagship”, Orange, spent 33 million euros. Invest for today and tomorrow.

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