Narbonne: Sint-Jozefschool will move in 2023 to make way for a real estate project

While the nursery and primary school, under the direction of the diocese, is celebrating its 172 years of existence, it will move to the Saint-Salvayre sector in 2023, while a real estate renovation project with 22 homes will be born. see the site of the Revolution Quarter. Explanation.

A page of history will be the rue du Capitole. The Catholic Saint Joseph School, founded in 1850 and located in the current building since 1963, will be converted into homes. The contracting authority for this real estate operation is France pierre patrimoine, based in Bordeaux and specialized in the renovation of old buildings. A public inquiry was held at the beginning of this year. The works will not take place before the end of 2023. The Saint-Joseph school, which welcomes almost 230 pupils, divided into 10 classes of small sections, kindergartens and CM2, will be transferred to the area of ​​​​Avenue de Bordeaux.

The school moved in September 2023.
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Apartments from studios to T3

The restoration will cover the entire school, consisting of three buildings, a courtyard with a terrace and a garden. The most recent part was built between 1960 and 1980, while the oldest dates from the 18th and 19th centuries. On a habitable surface of more than 920 m², 22 residential units are being set up, 5 of which are accessible to people with reduced mobility. These are 8 T1 studios, 7 T2 apartments and 7 T3 homes spread over the three buildings. The common areas will cover an area of ​​more than 400 m², including the courtyard of 255.55 m². Thermal comfort, hygiene and safety will be central to the rehabilitation project. The natural lighting of the rooms will also be privileged. In addition, the intention is to preserve or restore heritage elements such as the stairs, the fireplaces, the locks, the vaults, the stone walls, as well as the reuse of a fragment of an epitaph in the wall of the playground.

A 3 million project to reclaim the old town

The file was thus approved by the city council and the architect of the buildings of France. The firm ARX Architecture from Narbonnais is responsible for the design of the project, which takes place within the perimeter of the “Site Patrimonial Remarquable de Narbonne”: ie a sector of 73 hectares in the city center, which aims to preserve the historical and architectural aspect of the building old. The real estate project of France pierre patrimoine is therefore part of a development process and meets the housing requirements.

Without taking into account any additional costs related to archaeological research or the presence of asbestos, the total amount of the operation (taking into account the value of the building of €550,000) is estimated at over €3,000,000. The construction site should last for 18 to 24 months, starting at the end of 2023.

Rue Viollet-le-Duc, a renovation is coming to an end when another is about to begin.

Rue Viollet-le-Duc, a renovation is coming to an end when another is about to begin.

More than 30 renovated residences in rue Viollet-le-Duc

In terms of real estate projects, a lot is also happening in the rue Viollet-le-Duc in the old town. At number 11, France pierre patrimoine is responsible for the complete restoration of a building. The aim is to develop 13 apartments with one to three bedrooms, including 4 duplexes, at a cost of €1.5 million including taxes. Construction is due to start in early 2023.

Opposite number 10, another renovation is already well advanced. The Civil Real Estate Investment Company Urban pierre N°5, located in Paris, is the project owner: 19 apartments are being renovated on a surface of 1028 m² with 17 m² of terraces. This program benefits from funding of €1.06 million as part of the national public investment plan “Action heart of the city” to revive the old center.

A brand new school instead of the old monastery

At the start of the school year in September 2023, the pupils of the Saint Joseph School will have moved to a brand new location in the rue de Malvoisie (near the avenue de Bordeaux). “The demolition of the former convent of Salesian nuns is almost finished and we are going to build a new school on this site made available by the diocese”, explains Michel de Braquilanges, Vice-President of the Interdepartmental Union of Catholic Education Management Organizations. Both for the former monastery and for the current school, “it’s hard to make new with old”, he acknowledges. From then on the future Saint Joseph School “will be built to current standards with modern materials and the children will have more space. The playground will be doubled, with a courtyard for kindergartens and another for primary school children”.

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