“Jacques Chirac” Conference and Exhibition Centre in Valence: work is starting!
The construction of the “Jacques Chirac” Conference and Exhibition Centre in Valence was officially launched on Friday, 28 February in the presence of Nicolas Daragon, President of Valence Romans Urban Area and Mayor of Valence, Jacques Bonnemayre, Vice President, Economic Development of Valence Romans Urban Area and Deputy Mayor of Valence, Denis Maurin, Deputy Advisor for Tourism Policy of Valence Romans Urban Area and President of Valence Romans Tourisme.
The work will begin by demolishing the existing facilities. The current exhibition complex will give way by the end of 2021 to a new building that will house both exhibition and conference facilities in one place.
The project in a nutshell:
The new building includes both the Exhibition and the Conference Facilities.
- Conference Centre: arranged on two levels, it has a dozen meeting rooms, conviviality area and a roof terrace.
- Exhibition Centre: the modular exhibition areas can be arranged to host several events simultaneously. There is also a dining area and an auditorium with five hundred fold-down seats.
The outside spaces are re-qualified with a revised layout: the forecourt to the south of the building, the car park surroundings are planted and the 383-space car park is refurbished.
Project Owner: Valence Romans Urban Area
Lead contractor: CBDA Campenon Bernard Dauphiné Ardèche
Architect: AIA Architectes
Engineering: AIA Ingénierie
Environment: AIA Environnement
Landscaping: AIA Territoires
Acoustics Engineer: LASA
Maintainer: VINCI Facilities
Mission: Design – execution – operation – maintenance
Surface area: 9,917 m2 floor area