Covent Garden, Lille

Typology Residential

Location Lille (59)

Year of delivery 2017

Architect De Alzua+

RT 2012HQE

NacaratRabot Dutilleul Construction


A housing construction programme in the heart of Lille developed by Nacarat and built by Rabot Dutilleul Construction, the Covent Garden development comprises several blocks divided into 72 units ranging from 1 to 5-bedroom flats as well as 10 houses on the roofs. 

Covent Garden is a blend of traditional and modern architecture which fits well into its environment. The elegant buildings that used to form part of a vocational school feature extensions made of a mixture of traditional red brick and open-worked metal elements. The housing units face southwards and benefit from external insulation. The Covent Garden offering includes both access-to-private-ownership units and social rental housing units, some of which are specially designed for ageing tenants and the provision of homecare to help seniors stay in their homes.

Green Building Solutions Awards 2017' selection

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Covent Garden, Lille Covent Garden, Lille

Key features

  • Green roofs
  • Biodiversity in partnership with the League for the Protection of Birds
  • Awarded the Jury’s Special Prize at the FPI’s Silver Pyramids competition.
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Rabot Dutilleul Construction

Construction is at the heart of the Group’s time-honoured know-how. We help our public and private customers to meet their challenges by our high value-added engineering, constant innovation, taking sustainable development into account beyond the limits of regulatory compliance and our ability successfully to deliver package deals as general contractor or design-and-build operator.
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Nacarat is a generalist property developer operating in France, Belgium and Poland. A forerunner in green construction and aesthetics-enhancing development, Nacarat delivers high quality projects for individuals, businesses and local authorities.
Its comprehensive expertise allows it to deliver multifunctional developments and focus at the earliest opportunity on planning issues.

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