To design a city at a human scale, well integrated in the region, a green and dynamic city where one can enjoy living, working and connecting with people… These are the development goals of Novaterra for the smart city of @BeauPlan!
The real estate promoter, Novaterra wants to judiciously develop the 530 arpents of land belonging to Terra group under the Smart City Scheme. This strategy is supported by the development of green spaces and several soft mobility initiatives currently being implemented. ‘’The Smart City will be easily accessible from the roundabouts of Pamplemousses and Beau Plan‘’, according to Jean-Philippe Desvaux de Marigny, Head of Development chez Novaterra.
Following Beau Plan’s first projects, including Le Hameau, the African Leadership College, Greencoast International Schools and Les Écuries de Mon Rocher, a new phase of the Smart City is starting with the opening of the Mahogany Shopping Promenade, whose architecture is inspired by the industrial heritage of the region. The goal: to revive the region and improve the quality of life of Beau Plan’s residents and its neighbourhood.
Beau Plan’s master plan encompasses a variety of projects: residential projects, a business district intended to accommodate local businesses and foreigners, a business hotel and a senior residence among others. “For these projects, we are looking for potential partners or investors. We want to attract entrepreneurs motivated by the same desire to offer a good quality of life in a pleasant environment”, declares Jean-Philippe.
Promoting the history of Beau Plan and preserving its authenticity are at the heart of Novaterra’s priorities. The landscaping design has been developed to enhance the royal palm trees alley at Le Hameau. While the former lychee orchard will be reconverted into a park. The project also aims to promote soft mobility by developing bicycle and electric scooter tracks and pedestrian parthways. In line with this sustainable approach, a 450 m3 wastewater treatment plant has been set up to treat wastewater produced by the Smart City. This wastewater once treated, will be used for irrigation, thus reducing the consumption of limited natural resources. Discussions are currently underway with NGOs and companies involves in waste sorting, recycling and composting.
Since its launch, the Beau Plan project has evolved by adapting to the needs of the region and the environment. “It is important for a smart city to continually reinvent itself and innovate for the future generations. Ultimately, we aim to welcome around 9,000 residents in Beau Plan, and more than 37,000 visitors daily. We acknowledge the legacy that we need to pass on, so we need to make sure that what we do today is sustainable in the long run”, declares Jean-Philippe.