The Paris Saint-Germain Training Center is designed to blend seamlessly into the existing natural landscape and to respect its biodiversity. Thanks to the choices made in terms of design, layout, and energy and resource management, the Paris Saint-Germain Training Center also aims for optimal environmental performance.
Environment and quality
PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF ON-SITE BIODIVERSITY
With a strong desire to preserve and value the environment, the Club decided to landscape more than 30 hectares of green spaces. The site and its surrounding area will include a nursery where trees can be grown on-site, a vegetable garden and a number of orchards, and meadows and grasslands to protect the species currently living on the site. The project will also ensure that it respects the integrity of the Forest of Marly, a cherished reservoir of biodiversity located next to the site.
A STRICT CERTIFICATION PROCESS
Paris Saint-Germain is fully and actively committed to obtaining several strict environmental certifications or ecolabels regarding environmental performance, quality of life, and preservation of biodiversity: BREEAM®, BiodiverCity®, Well, EcoJardin.
SHORT FOOD SUPPLY CHAINS AS THE PREFERRED SOURCING METHOD
To complement the harvesting of fruit and vegetables grown directly on-site,
Paris Saint-Germain will turn to local producers to procure fresh produce for
its catering services and restaurants, thereby guaranteeing the establishment
of short food supply chains.
OFFSETTING THE SITE’S ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT
Paris Saint-Germain wanted to develop its project in line with the challenges faced by the local area. The Club signed an agreement with interdepartmental operator Seine et Yvelines Environnement and the Agence des Espaces Verts to implement measures off site that would offset the project’s ecological impact. Six sites are involved, located in the communes of Poissy, Aigremont, Épône and Flins-sur-Seine. Seine et Yvelines Environnement and the Agence des Espaces Verts will be in charge of the restoration and ecological monitoring of these 23.9 hectares of land.
It is a thrilling project, given its size, the space and the different buildings that will be developed on the same site. We are so lucky to have the opportunity to take part in such an emblematic project, it’s fantastic for all of us.