The proximity of Perrache station and the quick links to other parts of Lyon (Part-Dieu, the north of the Presqu’île, Gerland etc.) make La Confluence conducive to business activities. The various stakeholders (individual entrepreneurs, headquarters, retailors etc.), who gradually moved in as the urban development project took form, now constitute a very active network. Out of 814 companies doing business from the neighbourhood at the beginning of 2016, 66% were service companies, 24% were in retail. The rest were in construction and industry. The oldest company in the area was founded in 1957. La Confluence also houses business centres.
- Baya Access on place des Archives, has 36 offices of 9 to 30 sq. m. and provides meetings rooms and various services.
- Empreinte, located in a building of the same name on the Perrache quay, rents offices for one, two or three workstations as well as a meeting room and various services, in close proximity to the regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Businesses that have chosen La Confluence
Large groups, businesses and institutions have already chosen to invest in the area:
- Construction, networks, energy and environment: Eiffage, Vinci, ERDF, GDF Suez, Cluster Eco-Energies Rhone-Alpes, Toshiba
- Banking: Banque de France
- Communication and media: GL Events, Euronews, Le Progrès, Espace Group (Virage radio, Jazz Radio…), M6 Web, Radio chrétienne de France (RCF), DDB Nouveau Monde
- Consulting, advice: Deloitte, In Extenso, Aciès Consulting
- Institutions: Région Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, Agence régionale du développement et de l’innovation, Chambre régionale de commerce et d’iIndustrie (CRCI)
- Property: Cardinal (developer), SNI (public housing)
- Digital, video games: Arkane, Clust’R numérique
- Retail: Unibail (owner of the shopping and leisure centre)
- Creative industries are developing on the Rhone side of the area.
The Lyon Confluence Presqu’île Club for companies at 38 rue Delandine was created in May 2009 with the objective of building and maintaining an active business network, made up of the area's heads of business. The Union des commerçants et artisans de Perrache, an association of retailors and craftspeople from Perrache, brings together the retail outlets on Cours Charlemagne, on the quays and on neighbouring streets.
Development choices that make all the difference
The development plan was intended to provide a broad variety of office space that would suit start-ups as well as large groups, ranging from 80 sq. m. (with the possibility of subdivision for SMEs) to 6,000 sq. m. All the premises created for businesses are no more than 400 metres from a public transport stop. The buildings either provide 100% office space or floors dedicated to office space in mixed-use buildings housing retail stores, offices and housing. Just like the housing units, offices have a minimum of two hours of sun a day even in the depths of winter. They also enjoy shared services and meet high environmental quality standards.
If you would like to move your business to La Confluence you should contact the developers/ marketers specialised in business properties and retail or business space (link to dedicated webpage). For a specific more long-term project: email@example.com
Number of companies in the district (not including Perrache multi-modal hub)
Number of companies registered in the area in 2015
Number of employees in La Confluence on completion
Euronews moves into the Green Cube
In October 2015, the European television station formerly situated in Ecully in Lyon moved into the green cube, by Jakob+MacFarlane, on the Saone embankments. The building has 10,000 sq. m. of floor area spread over six levels and hosts over 800 international employees. Programmes are broadcast by the 23 dishes on its roof. Euronews's arrival boosted the media hub at La Confluence, which already boasted the Progrès local newspaper, M6 web (the digital branch of the television station), RCF radio station and the media group Espace Group.