The requalification works of Baudin block, started in March, 2012 are part of the vast urban renovation program of the historical centre of Toulon set up by the City and its numerous partners among which the ANRU (national Agency for urban renovation), TPM conglomeration, the Regional council and the General Council.
These works concern 27 buildings located between Baudin, Astour, Pyat and Fernand Pelloutier streets, some of these buildings being totally demolished, others partially to preserve facades with patrimonial value situated in the Zone of protection of the architectural, urban and landscaped heritage.
Eventually, the construction site of Baudin block will allow the delivery of 103 student housings, 42 social housings, a micro-day care centre and three surfaces which will host shops. The objective of this operation is indeed to improve the housing environment but also to fit out the public road network and to open up the block by building squares and cafés while vegetating the site.
This demolition / reconstruction of the block is one of the most important operations of renovation of the historical centre of Toulon and aims in particular at developing student life in the city centre and boosting dynamics in the heart of the city. The creation of student housings will indeed meet the arrival of 1,500 students expected in September 2014 at the new university centre under construction on the ex-“Dalle des férailleurs”, trained by Ingémédia Institute (specialised in Internet and multimedia engineering) and the House of Euro-Mediterranean Research.