Launch of Olympic sailing infrastructure in Marseille
On February 5, the city of Marseille published its call for tenders for the "Design - Construction Contract for the Modernisation of the Roucas Blanc Nautical Stadium for the hosting of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games". This is the first concrete step towards the creation of infrastructures to host sailing events in the Phocaean city. Marseille already regularly hosts national and international regattas on the existing Roucas Blanc nautical base, but the city nevertheless notices important dysfunctions, such as "the saturation of outdoor and covered spaces, the degradation of facilities, the level of reception and services below the expected standards, the safety problem linked to the coexistence between activities" It will therefore carry out a complete renovation of the site.
21.4 M? in two phases
The work will be spread over two phases:
- The first step, which is provisional, consists in delivering the facilities of the Pôle France de Voile and the infrastructures for hosting the Olympic Games. Partial deliveries will take place before the 2022 and 2023 test events. Work shall not interrupt on-site training activities.
- The second part of the work, entitled "Heritage", concerns the transformation of the Olympic Games facilities into a sustainable nautical base for the people of Marseille, an aspect that should satisfy the phocaean world of yachting interviewed by BoatIndustry.
The work and design are scheduled to take 81 months. The overall budget is ?21.4 million. The specifications include a 25% share of the contract reserved for micro-enterprises and SMEs. Responses are expected by 15 March 2019.