L’Atelier – A coworking space with a business incubator

France Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Short presentation

The Atelier includes, on the one hand, a business hotel organized around twenty workshops and offices, and on the other hand, a coworking space, the second in the territory (which has been supported by Leader funding).

Goals

- Enhance the image of the Sylva 21 business area,
- Develop local employment that spares urbanized areas,
- Control the energy consumption of professional buildings,
- Develop the use of renewable energies.

In addition, this third place is destined to become a space for training, qualification and exchange, with a specialty in favor of the professional integration of women.

Contexte (territory issues, targeted audience)

In 2013, the community launched its first coworking space, "Espace 21", which quickly fell victim to its success with a 100% occupancy rate of the premises. The Atelier responds to this growing demand from the inhabitants of the Val de l'Eyre for an innovative and flexible working environment, allowing them to meet companies from other horizons.

In 2014, the Communauté de Communes du Val de l'Eyre bought and rehabilitated a former industrial wasteland in the Sylva 21 business area, located in Belin-Beliet near the A63 interchange, which covers 3,200 m² to build the Workshop there.

Actions implemented

L'Atelier can accommodate up to 36 companies, thanks to the different spaces available: workshops, offices, meeting room at accessible and flexible rates (€ 8 per half-day and € 250 per month). A preferential rate of € 99 per month is applied to businesses in their first year of creation. The space is also open 24 hours a day.
The coworking space, with an area of ​​469 m², consists of 11 independent offices of 15 to 30 m², a meeting room, small storage boxes and a kitchen with a relaxation area, allowing for companies to meet and discuss during informal times.

The target of this project are the establishments of the tertiary sector of the Pays Bassin d'Arcachon-Val de l'Eyre and to all types of workers from all sectors of activity.

Funding

FEADER 50 000 €
DETR 56 000 €
Global cost (in Euros) : 160 000 €

Human resources and partners

-An economic development manager to take care of setting up training sessions and workshops for companies

-Partners: Connections, Pôle Emploi, COBAN, COBAS, Community of Municipalities of Val de l'Eyre, other third places of the territory

Other information

Project's start year : 2014

Points of vigilance, difficulties to pass through, success factors

- The Atelier responds well to the expectations of stakeholders in the Val de l'Eyre, since more than 85% of the space is now occupied.
- The animation is sustained, following the recruitment of an economic development manager, thus creating a real "community" of businesses.
- However, communication must remain sustained, in order to publicize this tool and the services offered

Structure

Community of Municipalities of Val de l'Eyre (Public structure )
33828 Belin-Beliet
cdc@valdeleyre.fr
Contact : Marine PRAT
http://www.valdeleyre.fr/

Supported by LEADER

Accompagné par le Pays Bassin d'Arcachon- Val de l'Eyre (http://www.valdeleyre.fr/Le-Pays-Bassin-d-Arcachon-Val-de-l.html)