Project Paris, France

Saint-Denis Pleyel

A major station of the Grand Paris Express

BESIX France builds the Saint-Denis Pleyel station (part of the Grand Paris Express). Saint-Denis Pleyel station, designed by the architect Kengo Kuma, will be one of the largest on the Grand Paris Express, which will handle 250,000 passengers a day and interconnect lines 14, 15, 16 and 17.

Scope of Works & Value Engineering

The contract, worth 100 million euros, includes works to develop the station, covering a total area of 34,000 m² spread across nine levels – four of these below ground. Work will take 53 months, and will be finished in time for the 2024 Olympic Games. The station will serve the main Olympic venues.

Works comprise the main glass façades, the road and other networks, and the architectural and technical trades (finishing works; HVAC, smoke extraction and electrics).

The contract also includes four separate underground constructions 800 m apart, three service infrastructures dedicated to passenger safety, ventilation and smoke extraction of the tunnels (Ouvrage Cachin, Ouvrage des Etoiles and Ouvrage des Acrobates), and a system to reverse the direction of the trains (Ouvrage Finot).

The contract to develop the station is the result of the work carried out by the BESIX Engineering department throughout the tender process. This involved coming up with cutting-edge solutions to optimise the project in line with the client’s objectives.

BESIX Group takes particular pride in building the iconic Saint-Denis Pleyel station, which is very important for the Grand Paris. Winning this project underlines that BESIX has firm foundations and demonstrates our technical capacity in France.

Project details

Project name

Saint-Denis Pleyel

Area(s) of expertise


Contract type

Design & Build


Paris, France


BESIX France


Société du Grand Paris

Building Period

2020 - 2024


Kengo Kuma

Total value

€ 100 million

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