La Minoterie Lofts


State France
Regional (NUTS III) hierarchical level Nord-Pas-de-Calais region
District level (LAU1) Lille
Municipality (LAU2) Roubaix
Connection to traffic network connected to E17 highway

Main factors of successful redevelopment process

  • general localization (great localization close to the border with the Belgium, next to the Lille)
  • specific localization (city centre)
  • transport links (excellent public transport connection, next to the Roubaix Eurotéléport‎)
  • attractiveness of the site and objects (part of the historic centre, local interest in reconstruction of the old-looking building)
  • economic status of a locality (high purchasing power, high demand for housing)
  • decontamination of the area

Brief description of site and current use

This former flour-mill can be found in the centre of one of the most heavily influenced post-industrial cities Roubaix in northern France.  The former house was attractively located in the centre of Roubaix, moreover the project was led by famous architectonical office TANK ARCHITECTES. The investor Maison Rouer bought the building from the Town Hall of Roubaix and invested apprx. 3,5 mil. euro into the modern style which is popular amongst younger generation nowadays. These homes enjoy a privileged generous deck angle. They will be the same streamlined aluminium, contrasting favourably with the brick and raw concrete. That the further south will extend the same door overhang above the parapet in an architectural gesture amplifying the effect of the lower floors of the balconies. The project was very welcomed in the city as it improves the surroundings and did not meet any problems. Moreover, project is now admired by general public.

Original use – basic description

Original use Industrial (flour-mill)
Area 0,49 ha
Type of site Industrial site

Current state – basic description

Current use Housing (lofts)
% of built-up area 40%
State of Environment After complete decontamination
New use from 2008
Total costs 3 409 800 Euro
Owner of site Town hall of Roubaix

Contact to stakeholders

Owner of site Town hall of Roubaix
Local public administration Mayor of Roubaix:
René Vandierendonck
Investors participating at redevelopment Maison Rouar Head office
33 Rue De Bouvines
59800 Lille, France
Tel.: +33 3 20 33 05 73
NGOs No NGOs involved