Solenvi invests 5 million euros in a real estate complex dedicated to sustainable development – Le Journal des Entreprises – Maine-et-Loire
In the Belle-Chasse area, in Le Mans, the company Solenvi (CA NC) completed last year the construction of a first building of 1,000 square meters. Launched in November 2021, it has been occupied since the summer of 2022 by the company Solewa, a specialist in solar energy (solar roof) and former subsidiary of Solenvi. A second building, of the same surface, is under construction and should be finished at the end of 2023. “Solenvi is a structure created in 2007 which carried Solewa until the sale to Butagaz in 2021, explains Emmanuel Pousset, founder and manager of Solenvi. We are also present in a design office on energy efficiency and in several activities related to sustainable development. We also have a real estate activity. In 2017, we built the Solewa agency in Vendée and we launched this project in Le Mans.”
Three buildings in total
The final project, of 4,000 square meters in three buildings, will be entirely dedicated to sustainable development. Solewa occupies 1,000 square meters in a first set. The second, which will be called La Cabane, will be delivered at the end of 2023: “It will be a coworking space that will host companies in the field of sustainable construction, explains Emmanuel Pousset. There will be around 80 workstations. The building , whose first level is in concrete and the second in wood, will be positive energy, like that of Solewa, with solar panels on the roof. Companies are already showing interest in coming to settle there.” The building will have two platforms of 400 square meters each on floors with offices for 2 to 6 people, and a garden level with common areas, kitchen, meeting and conviviality rooms, which will also be able to allow the holding of event activity. “We are planning for 2024 the construction of a third, larger building, with approximately 2,000 square meters of cells.” They will be intended to accommodate workshops and warehouses, again for companies working in the field of sustainable construction.
The total amount of the investment made at Le Mans by Solenvi is approximately 5 million euros. The company plans to continue this real estate activity, both in construction and in the renovation of business premises: “The objective is to take over existing buildings and work on their energy renovation, adds Emmanuel Pousset, because there are “significant needs. The objective is even to involve in these projects companies that will be installed in the La Cabane coworking space.”