Paris Saint-Germain Training Center: environmental and building permits granted
On Tuesday 16th July, the environmental and building permits for the Paris Saint-Germain Training Center and Youth Academy Training Center in Poissy were granted. Obtaining these permits was a major step forward in the project’s realisation.
The first-ever 100% Paris Saint-Germain facility, this new multisport venue is a key part of the Club’s development strategy. Entirely dedicated to performance, the Paris Saint-Germain Training Center will be positioned as a top-quality sporting destination for athletes and talents from all over the world.
The building permit applications submitted in January 2018 concerned the training center, the youth academy training center and the stadium building projects. The building permits and the environmental permit were granted following a public inquiry, which was carried out between 18th February and 29th March 2019 and led to a positive response from the inquiry commission. Now that these permits have been granted, the project timetable can be firmed up, with a view to opening the center in summer 2022.
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN TRAINING CENTER: THE FIRST FACILITY TO BE DREAMT UP AND DESIGNED BY THE CLUB
Located 25 minutes away from the Parc des Princes and 10 minutes from the Ooredoo Center, the 74-hectare Paris Saint-Germain Training Center will boast 150,000m2 of outdoor spaces for training, 17 football pitches (including one covered pitch), 2 dojos and more than 4,000m2 dedicated to handball. A 3,000-seat stadium, at the focal point of the site, will host official competitions for the women’s team, who will take up residence at the Ooredoo Center.
The Paris Saint-Germain Training Center will offer optimum living, training and learning conditions. With more space, new equipment and new technologies, the Paris Saint-Germain Training Center will enable the Club to innovate in all aspects of performance over the long term, offering comprehensive guidance for youth academy players and professional players alike.
A STRICT DESIGN APPROACH
The architectural project for the Club’s new flagship facility was entrusted to Wilmotte & Associés and was greatly inspired by the site’s landscape identity, featuring more than 30 hectares of green spaces (in addition to the pitches). The functionality of the spaces, the elegance of the buildings and the preservation of the site’s visual continuity were the guiding principles of the architectural project. Aiming for ecological exemplarity, the project design pays great attention to the buildings’ energy performance. Furthermore, Paris Saint-Germain are committed to a strict certification approach, and are working to obtain several certification labels, including BREEAM© and WELL©.
STRONG LINKS WITH THE LOCAL AREA
Staying loyal to its historic birthplace, the Club decided to establish its new training center and youth academy training center in Poissy, in the Yvelines. Paris Saint-Germain want to pay an active role in the region and contribute to the area’s vitality: creating jobs, getting local people involved, supporting local initiatives, helping the area’s young people, and using local distribution channels.
As soon as the site was chosen, the Club began working with the local authorities, namely Poissy town council, the Grand Paris Seine & Oise urban community, and the Yvelines Departemental council. Discussions were initiated with the local inhabitants from 2017 onwards, in a bid to open up a dialogue, enhance the project, and form long-lasting relationships.
The Club is also getting involved with the local young people: the new training center and youth academy training center will be an opportunity to develop the Paris Saint-Germain Foundation’s actions and programmes, namely with the creation of a third Rouge & Bleu School.
THE NEXT STEPS
The preparatory work will begin in September 2019, and the building work is due to start in spring 2020.
THE PROJECT’S KEY FEATURES
• 74 hectares
• 25 minutes from the Parc des Princes
• 150,000m2 of outdoor spaces dedicated to training
• 17 football pitches, 1 of which is covered
• A 3,000-seat stadium
• 180 professional athletes and youth players to use the facilities year-round
• Due to open: summer 2022