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Coupole center

Aug 10, 2020 - Dec 31, 2021

Asbestos removal work

Paris la Défense has commissioned a works company to carry out an asbestos removal operation on the former "La Coupole" shopping centre.

The work area includes two basement levels, the one where the shops were located, and the one made up of reserves and technical premises. Nearly 11,255 m² will be subject to asbestos removal work starting in mid-August 2020. The area near the homes is scheduled for completion in July 2021. All of the asbestos removal work will be completed in December 2021 according to a provisional schedule. The aim is also to clean up the last non-active networks and to install new flockings that comply with the regulations in order to ensure the fire resistance of the structures.

Site hours: Monday from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm / Tuesday to Thursday +1 Friday out of 2 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

These works do not present any risks for local residents. Throughout the works, the pedestrian access corridor will be maintained and totally protected from the rest of the site (see plan below)

Progress report on the asbestos removal work in progress

In accordance with the law and in order to prevent the emission of these fibres into the ambient air during the operations, the NEOM company in charge of the work for Paris La Défense, is using appropriate methods and equipment, including in particular the confinement of the worksite under hermetic tarpaulins.

We would like to inform you that from April onwards, the asbestos removal work will require the operation of a continuous ventilation system. This is a regulatory and compulsory installation that allows the containment areas to be put under pressure and thus ensures the perfect safety of the workers on the site and of the local residents. In the event of an accidental rupture of the containment, this device ensures that no pollution leaves the work site. You will find the location of the vents overleaf.

We are aware of the inconvenience that these installations may cause. The ventilation sound will be regular and monotonous, not peaks or bursts of noise. We will carry out tests to find the best arrangement to limit this noise nuisance. As for the site fences, their walls will be screwed down to limit vibration caused by the wind. These site fences are also an additional safety element for local residents, as they protect the installations and the hermetic containment that has been put in place.

Finally, we would like to point out that we carry out an acoustic control of our construction site to identify any unexpected noise levels and to call the company to order in the event of a breach.

Location of construction sites and ventilation systems

Did you know?

In 2020, 95% of the waste from this site (excluding asbestos) was recycled, i.e. more than 100 tonnes recovered!

  • 45 tons of scrap metal were reused for the activities of steelworks, steel mills and foundries;
  • 40 tonnes of inert demolition rubble were reused as backfill;
  • 19 tonnes of miscellaneous waste (wood, plastic, plaster, glass, paper, cardboard, etc.) were sent to sorting centres to be recycled in specific sectors.