Construction has begun on Cité Musicale, an international music hub in Paris, France. Mott MacDonald is acting as lenders’ technical advisor on the project, providing construction monitoring services on behalf of Tempo Ile Seguin. The scheme is a major part of a new art and entertainment centre on Ile Seguin, an island on the Seine River.
Cité Musicale will comprise a 6,000 seat concert hall and a 1,150 seat auditorium of world-leading acoustic standards, alongside music-oriented commercial areas and business lounges. It will become a central home for the teaching of classical music, incorporating rehearsal rooms, recording studios, backstage dressing rooms and offices. As well as Cité Musicale, the development of the rest of the island will also include gardens, restaurants, a major new modern arts centre, cinemas and an entertainment venue.