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Reconversion de parking - Logistique urbaine Reconversion de parking - Logistique urbaine

The reconversion of urban parking lots

Olivier Taupin • 16/09/2022

For environmental reasons, quality of life or infrastructure costs, the use of the automobile has been discouraged, while the use of soft modes of transport and new delivery methods has developed proportionally. The need for parking in Paris has decreased: 65% of Parisians do not have a car, a figure that is rising! However, underground parking lots occupy 2 million square meters of the capital.


The boom in telecommuting is increasing the vacancy rate of parking lots 

In addition, there is a scarcity of supply illustrated by an ever-lower vacancy rate for commercial space in Paris. The boom in telecommuting due to the health crisis means that users have less and less need for parking space. Obsolete or disused, they could provide new services.

Transformed parking lots, converted into housing, offices, or for different activities. The question of transforming old parking lots is now clearly posed, above all, in city centers. This aerial parking lot in Paris, where we are today, could be converted into self storage or last mile logistics.


How can parking lots be transformed? 

Turning parking lots into urban logistics tools is an idea being considered for the conversion of parking lots. The space can become a centralized platform for receiving parcels for professionals and individuals, particularly following the explosion of e-commerce. Three-wheelers could be used to help manage the last mile, which is always complicated in the city center. This space could also be used to test future mobilities.

Unused parking lots can be converted in many ways:

  • Urban Logistics Space
  • Dark Kitchen / Darks stores
  • Self-storage
  • Mobility services (recharging / maintenance workshop etc..)
  • Energy (production / storage / water treatment)
  • Leisure and sports practices (fitness / multisport room / karting...)
  • New services and spaces for work and culture (restaurants, bars, showrooms, art installations...)
  • Urban agriculture

Depending on the technical characteristics, space and location: we consider a rent that can go from 80 € / m² to 300 € / m². 

To meet these challenges, C&W has set up a new service offer dedicated exclusively to the development of these underutilized surfaces such as vacant parking lots by finding new uses for them. This offer from C&W makes it possible to respond to new urban planning issues, to adapt to the needs of Parisians and to adopt a better CSR strategy for companies.

While respecting the rules of fire safety, urban planning, technical . This offer is aimed at both owners with basements to develop and users looking for this type of surface.

The added value of C&W is to find the use that best enhances your surfaces while respecting the work code and ERP regulations. 

Please reach out to our sales team for more information.

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