Quality homes for everyone

La Confluence offers housing of every description to suit every budget, including students and the elderly.


The neighbourhood offers a large range of homes for direct purchase, or purchase through social or price controlled schemes - as well as rental accommodation that is privately owned or available through intermediaries or social housing schemes (PLI/PLUS/PLS/PLAI). In total, more than 5,000 housing units, 1,700 of which (34%) fit into the social housing category, have been created. Lyon Confluence has made a strong commitment to ensure diversity and to facilitate the process of becoming a resident as set out in the specifications for social and affordable housing. The neighbourhood offers energy-plus buildings (between 2 to 16 floors high) constructed with bioclimatic architecture and run on renewable energy. The emphasis is on eco-renovation which means that existing buildings are able to offer a similar level of comfort to new ones. 

Housing for everyone

In 2013, a residential project for young working people opened its doors in the neighbourhood. Student housing comprised of 436 flats to be completed by 2019 (in block B2) and 88 beds in a student hall of residence managed by the student housing organisation Crous.  Housing adapted to the needs of the elderly has also been created on the former Saint Joseph prison site. A new residential project in the Rinck block completes the range of inter-generational accommodation available, and both these programmes house students and the elderly in the same buildings.

To find housing, contact the developer and/or leasing agency for each programme. 











32 %
Proportion of social housing (PLS and PLUS schemes)

Number of residents on completion



Sunlight - a design imperative

Even in the very depths of winter, on the 21 December for example, each apartment will have at least two hours’ of direct sunlight per day, as per specifications determined by Lyon Confluence. The aim being to increase the comfort of residents and limit energy consumption by using natural light and heat provided by sunshine. However, it also creates pleasant living and working spaces, open to the outside world. The selection of the “Hikari” (Japanese for “light”) project for block P reflects one of La Confluence’s architectural principles, the strong presence of natural light.  It also applies to compact buildings like le Monolithe and to many other open spaces like the Confluence shopping centre, renowned for its transparent roofing and remarkably bright interior. This principle guided the definition of recommendations by the Herzog & Meuron agency too.