The urban project associated with the conversion of the Belliard bus depot, in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, is forging ahead!

In April 2020, the land sale agreement related to the development of the Belliard bus depot was signed by representatives of RATP Group and Linkcity. Now, more than half of the facilities available for sale have been reserved. Above the planned all-electric bus depot, there will be residential units, offices, social housing, co-housing, shops, green spaces and private sports amenities. The project is scheduled for delivery in 2026.

Located north of the 18th arrondissement in Paris, not far from the Porte de Clignancourt, the Belliard bus depot site offers strong development potential for the north of the capital. With good transport links, this complex of about 25,000 m2 will significantly raise the appeal of neighbourhood.

An ambitious urban project that will revitalise the neighbourhood

The Belliard bus depot conversion project has a dual objective:

  1. Firstly, an industrial objective, because it entails converting the bus depot to 100% electric by the third quarter of 2024. This objective is in line with the dynamic of the Bus 2025 programme set up by RATP and Île-de-France Mobilités;
  2. Secondly, a property objective, since a mixed urban project will be superimposed on the bus depot which will help to make use of and optimise the space it occupies.

The 25,000 m2 mixed-occupation programme, proposed by Linkcity, includes:

  1. family housing, under rent-to-buy, intermediate rent-to-buy and intermediate and social letting;
  2. 271-bed private co-housing unit;
  3. transition centre/refuge;
  4. workspaces, shops and a community space;
  5. climbing room of about 1,600 m2.

Planted outdoor spaces will enhance the attractiveness of the site. The project meets the “Zero net artificialisation” target with the creation of areas of greenery, which will eventually account for more than 30% of the site (compared to less than 1% at present), thus reducing the heat island effect.

The wooded central garden, accessible to all during the day, the square overlooking rue Championnet and the landscaped forecourt (approximately 4,500 m2 overall) will offer extensively planted permeable spaces. 

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A sustainable project, fully connected to its environment

This project offering a real plant ecosystem in the city is driven by a strong environmental ambition. Many labels and certifications are sought, regarding both the construction and the operation and comfort of the buildings.

The choice of construction materials is particularly innovative: almost 50% of the project is in wood using different construction methods: CLT*, MOB**, prefabricated elements, post & beam... but also with other bio-sourced materials.

A 2,000 m2 solar array covering part of the bus depot will provide almost half of the operation’s electricity consumption and allow collective self-consumption for some of the dwellings. Energy consumption will be managed by an Energy Service Operator via a digital platform accessible to all users of the facility.

Importance is also given to soft mobility with all outdoor spaces dedicated to pedestrians and nearly 500 m2 of bicycle spaces.

The labels and certifications sought will focus on user comfort and environmental quality but also energy performance, depending on the characteristics of each building: NF habitat HQE and HQE Tertiary Buildings, BREEAM, PassivHaus, E-C-, Effinergie, Biosourcé labels (level 3) and BiodiverCity®.


The infrastructure work of the property development and the electrification of the bus depot should start in the first half of 2021 and the work on the various buildings in 2024. The planned delivery of the property project is scheduled for 2026.

The work is being carried out while maintaining the bus depot’s operating and maintenance activities, a first for work on such a scale!


« Ce projet est ambitieux et audacieux ! À l’image de la stratégie de valorisation immobilière portée par le groupe RATP. Aujourd’hui, avec ce programme, nous franchissons une nouvelle étape dans notre volonté de moderniser nos installations industrielles. Demain, nous aspirons à ce que chacune d’entre elles soit pleinement intégrée à des opérations immobilières mixtes à la fois durables, responsables et tournées vers la vie des villes et de ses habitants. Ici, nous contribuerons, nous l’espérons, à une meilleure qualité de vie pour les habitants du 18ème arrondissement de Paris, avec un impact urbain positif sur l’économie, la société et l’environnement ».

Jean-Louis Houpert, Directeur de la valorisation immobilière du groupe RATP.


« Ce projet urbain exemplaire vient décloisonner un site industriel pour offrir aux futurs habitants et riverains un pôle d’animations, d’activités et surtout des espaces végétalisés avec un jardin central ouvert à tous. La mixité des fonctions urbaines et leur articulation consacrent « la ville sur la ville ». D’ailleurs, la commercialisation très avancée des programmes immobiliers témoigne de l’engouement et de la qualité de ce projet. D’autant plus que, d’ici la fin de l’année, les commerces et le local associatif devraient également faire l’objet d’une promesse de vente. »

Gérard Lodetti, Directeur général délégué Linkcity France.

Jean-Louis Houpert, Gérard Lodetti

“This project is ambitious and bold! Just like RATP Group’s property development strategy. Today, with this programme, we are taking a new step in our aim to upgrade our industrial facilities. In the future, we hope that all of them will be fully integrated into mixed property developments that are sustainable, responsible and focused on the life of the cities and their inhabitants. With this project, we are hoping to be able to contribute to a better quality of life for people living in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, with a positive urban impact on the economy, society and the environment.”

Jean-Louis Houpert, RATP Group Property Development Director.

“This exemplary urban project is opening up an industrial site to offer future inhabitants and residents a hub of activities and attractions and above all green spaces with a central garden open to all. The mix of urban functions and how they interconnect are a shining example of a “city above the city”. Moreover, the huge progress made in marketing the property developments testifies to the enthusiasm for and quality of this project. Especially since, by the end of the year, there should also be a sale agreement for the shops and the community space.”

Gérard Lodetti, Deputy Managing Director Linkcity France.


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