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Aware of the assets of this territory, whose impact perimeter can be extended to the commune of Capinghem, and its Humanicité district supported by the Catho, the Metropole of Lille and the town of Lomme had already twice tried to bring a guide plan to fruition, without success to date. After a relaunch at the end of August 2023, the choice of the grouping led by Arte Charpentier launches the project for the transformation of the area at the entrance to the town, in contact with agricultural areas and the great landscape.

“Thinking and improving uses, the living environment and facilities”. This is the ambition of the European Metropolis of Lille (MEL) and the commune of Lomme for the Arc Capinghem – Grand But sector. According to the MEL, this area “has been undergoing major changes since 2016”, and this, on a perimeter extended to the neighboring commune of Capinghem, but also to Lompret, Pérenchies and Prémesques, all located within the first ring. These transformations are linked first and foremost to the town’s economic attractiveness, boosted by the presence of a hospital hub and a shopping area. In addition, Lomme offers a continuous urban zone with Lille, ideal for project development. Its proximity to the city center has also led to the creation of a leisure and recreation area, with the Lomme urban park. Finally, the sector is strategically located to the north of the north-west ring road linking the A25 freeway to the A22, and is also well served by public transport (multimodal hub around the Saint-Philibert metro station).

A multi-skilled consortium
The winning consortium sought to go beyond the simple observations already made, and put forward concrete proposals for new projects, particularly for public spaces. Its composition reflects the breadth of skills required, with a particular emphasis on consultation, given that Arte Charpentier combines urban planning, architecture and landscape.
The agency is also involved in ongoing research into the transformation of commercial spaces.

The group has proposed a three-pronged approach to health-friendly urban planning: creating a mixed-use environment, giving priority to the living environment, and creating links. The environmental dimension permeates the entire orientation of the project.

General project coordination
Arte Charpentier (Nathalie Leroy, landscape architect, project director and Karen Le Bris, urban planner, design director)
Environment and sustainable development: TRANS-FAIRE and OTEIS Conseil & Ingénierie
Consultation: Voix publiques
Convini Dialogue Urbain (programming, set-up)
AD (legal and land expertise)
Oteis Aménagement (VRD, hydrology, mobility)