A major lever for economic development
With its project dedicated to CIs, Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole has three main goals:
• Stimulate development and company growth in the CCI sector.
• Increase exposure nationwide and internationally for Montpellier by highlighting the value of CCI potential, momentum in the local economy, and the presence of recognized training programs.
• Attract leading foreign entrepreneurs and studios to set up in our area.
Entrepreneurship, living, and creating in the Creative City!
The Creative City will be located centrally in Montpellier on the site of the former Infantry School (EAI). With its first occupants arriving in 2018, the Creative City will be the first combined district for young urban activities dedicated to creative industries, offering 35,000 sq. meters of tertiary and commercial space and 2,500 apartments. Designed by the Dutch architecture firm West 8, the new district will leverage existing buildings as part of its identity, including the former military barracks, exercise field, and Montcalm Park, which will become a 20-ha urban park.
Led by Illusion & Macadam, an industry reference for its assistance work, this innovative concept matches today’s international trend for third spaces, a new type of place for encounters and creativity.