F.A.Q.

What will happen to the old wholesale market?

It will become the Market quarter – a mixed-use city-centre quarter with homes, offices, shops and public amenities that continues the existing Sainte-Blandine quarter. Some 30% of the wholesale-market halls will be kept and converted.

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What will happen to the two former prisons?

A third of the existing buildings are being kept. From September 2015, the site of Saint-Paul prison will host the Catholic University of Lyon; the site of Saint-Joseph prison will become homes, offices and shops.

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In what sense is Lyon Confluence a WWF Sustainable Neighbourhood?

The district respects 10 design principles, agreed with the environmental NGO, that aim to ensure the district emits no more greenhouse gases in 2020 than when the project started.

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Will the Perrache transport hub be demolished?

No, but connections between the north and south sides of the Perrache cluster (the hub and train station) will be improved. In particular, moving about on foot and public-transport access will be made easier. And it will be simpler to walk between Place des Archives (south of the train station) and Place Carnot (north of the hub).

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