The total contract value amounts to €52m (£44.4m), including €21m for the initial upgrading phase.
The work will be carried out by Plessentiel, a company held by Colas subsidiaries Screg Ile-de-France Normandie, Colas Ile-de-France Normandie and Aximum together with Bouygues Construction’s energy and services subsidiary ETDE. Plessentiel will carry out financing, upgrading and maintenance of city street networks and public lighting in a section of the town.
It is the first ever PPP contract in France to combine the upgrading and maintenance of city streets and lighting networks.
The initial upgrading phase covers the total refurbishment of 17km of streets, including street lighting and the redesign of certain streets and footpaths. Plessentiel will work with Sorec Ingénierie and Jardin Service. The initial phase begins this month for completion in 30 months' time.
Plessentiel is also in charge of renewing and maintaining the network as of the contract start date for a duration of 20 years.