Caisse d’Epargne Nord France Europe

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Project context

Caisse d’Epargne Nord France Europe wanted to increase its presence in the Lille city-centre and become more visible to its target customers.

The goal was therefore to create an inviting “showcase” concept that would incite people to enter, and where four of its major divisions could work under the same roof: retail banking, real estate, business banking, and financial planning.

This project was to enable the bank to experiment with an organisation and mode of operation that were different to the bank’s network concept, capable of generating new areas of interest for the visitor and revitalising the Caisse d’Epargne image.

The main challenge: The premises chosen for this agency were particularly complex given the 2 entrances (the site gives on to two separate streets) with two narrow shop windows and a 10 763 sq. ft. surface area.

Korus' involvement

  • Design
  • Creation
  • All trade work

Project challenges

Seven months of work in two phases were necessary to complete this technical project which included:

  • basement excavation
  • watertight lining of fitted out spaces
  • asbestos removal
  • installation of a lift for disabled access
  • underpinning
  • creation of areaways for the air-conditioning units
  • the two stone façades
  • all technical fit-out, safety equipment, finishing work and final touches on two levels
Fit-out of a ‘lab’ agency
Location: Lille, France
Surface area: 10 763 sqm
Archi / Designer / Concept: Korus et Tertia Design

Results achieved

This branch is open and attractive on the Rue Faidherbe side, and more discreet on Rue des Ponts de Comines. It is a truly innovative, multi-channel and multi-service retail space.

The design is understated, modern and dynamic. Although it has a very specific look that is different to that of the other branches, it proudly reflects the Caisse d’Epargne’s corporate identity.