A project driving a successful urban regeneration programme
Solaris is located in Clamart, in the south western Paris suburbs. The municipality is close to Paris and adjacent to Issy-les-Moulineaux, Vanves and Malakoff and forms a natural extension to the south west Paris business districts while simultaneously benefiting from spin-off from the Vallée Scientifique de la Bièvre science park.
A very dynamic economic renewal programme has taken shape in the former industrial estate (ZIPPEC) running alongside the A86 motorway, which has been renamed Noveos [ www.noveos.fr ]. This is where Solaris was born. The emblematic development is playing a pivotal role in the urban regeneration of the area and is being seen as a symbol of its sustainable development and strong forward-looking bias.
Major international corporations have already been attracted to the area, including MBDA, Renault, Coca-Cola, Danone, Sanofi Synthelabo, Optic 2000, and Ela Médical. As an unmistakeable sign of the regeneration of public space, the site will be on the route of the new tram service which from 2011 will connect the Châtillon-Montrouge station on Line 13 of the Paris Metro to Solaris, and continue onwards towards the suburbs of Vélizy and Viroflay. As a highly environmentally-friendly means of transport, the tram will strengthen the local public transport network and in addition to the metro line will also link with Line C of the RER suburban express, the SNCF line into Paris Montparnasse, and that of St Lazare-La Défense from Viroflay railway station.
The site is also served by four bus routes irrigating the Hauts de Seine département and also serving the adjacent Essonne and Yvelines départements.
A district rehabilitated for new, strongly service-oriented usage has been totally reinvented. A new economic momentum is genuinely underway at local level. With the immediate proximity of the Forest of Meudon, the green lung of the surrounding economic community, the site offers a living and working environment as outstanding as it is rare.