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Sogaris and RATP Group sign a strategic partnership to develop mobility hubs in the heart of Greater Paris

Sogaris and RATP Group sign a unique industrial partnership to develop a new urban infrastructure dedicated to passenger and freight transport: the mobility hub.

This partnership resulted from two factors:

  1. buildable land is increasingly rare in the Île-de-France region. However, part of the infrastructure needed for urban logistics and passenger transport must be well inserted into the city, in order to provide an efficient and energy-efficient service. This issue is at the heart of the quality of life and the appeal of regions;
  2. today’s major transformations (digital revolution, sharing economy, energy transition, 15-minute city, etc.) are changing usages and leading us to rethink the models and places dedicated to mobility services, parking and urban logistics.

Sogaris and RATP Group are pooling their expertise on a long-term basis to meet the current major challenges around the triple aspect of Mobility-Property-Energy. The partnership’s operational objective is to design and jointly invest in mobility hubs, hybrid property projects located in the city offering optimised solutions for passenger and freight transport.

What is a mobility hub?

A mobility hub refers to an urban entity accommodating a mixed property project for passenger and freight transport.

Integrated into the city and the neighbourhood, the mobility hub is a local service location meeting the new requirements of inhabitants and areas: parking for private or business vehicles, areas dedicated to urban distribution activities, various mobility solutions and information (electric charging points, car sharing, self-service, etc.).

These locations and the solutions implemented are resilient, adaptable and accessible to as many people as possible. They contribute to the search for a local quality of life relying on usage innovations, the sharing economy and carbon footprint reduction.

In this way, they are designed to accommodate all types of clean vehicles and contribute to more efficient, simpler and less polluting urban mobility and logistics services.

A partnership based on the strategic complementarity of the two companies

RATP Group will dedicate its expertise in all mobility services and its property development know-how to this partnership. With detailed knowledge and experience in the Île-de-France region, the Group manages distinctive development projects in terms of their urban integration, mix (public facilities, industrial sites, tertiary spaces, housing, etc.) and the integration of new mobility offerings from the early stages of the projects (clean vehicle fleets, plentiful parking, MaaS). This partnership reflects RATP Group’s strong commitment as a partner in smart, sustainable cities.

The Sogaris Group is reintegrating logistics into the city. Its network includes many different infrastructures allowing the flow of goods in towns and cities to be improved. The proposed solutions meet the needs of professionals for whom distribution and logistics have become levers of competitiveness, as well as carriers facing the continuous increase in last mile transport costs. All this in an effort to share spaces and develop a bespoke service offering for very-small and small to medium-sized enterprises.

 

Valère Pelletier, RATP Group Development Director, said: “By designing mixed and innovative property products, combining passenger transport and urban logistics, Sogaris and RATP Group, through its property subsidiaries RATP Habitat and RATP Real Estate, are responding to the new challenges facing major urban areas wanting to balance economic and environmental attractiveness. This approach is in line with RATP Group’s commitment to contribute to a more inclusive, responsible and sustainable city.”

Jonathan Sebbane, Managing Director of Sogaris, said: “This strategic partnership seals the alliance between two historic players in Greater Paris, fuelled by strong convictions regarding the transformation of cities. The mobility hubs we will develop together in the future will replace the car parks of yesterday and make cities more peaceful, integrating parking and urban logistics, services for residents and businesses, architectural quality and urban integration.”