1. The MEL, a dynamic and innovative city
The largest consumer area in Europe, the largest concentration of international head offices, 80 head offices of companies with more than 5,000 employees, France’s second largest university centre, almost 300,000 square metres of commercial office space … the MEL (Lille European Metropolis) is certainly an attractive employment area. With more than 30 Grandes Ecoles and 70 research laboratories, more than 115,000 students come here every year to train for the jobs of tomorrow. In addition, the city, which has been awarded the “FrenchTech” label, is home to seven centres of excellence, including EuraTechnologies, Plaine Images and Eurasanté.
An economic dynamism not to be neglected when you want to set up professionally!
2. A metropolis in the heart of Europe
Located less than two hours from Paris, London or Brussels, Lille is designated as a “European metropolis”. Indeed, the city has won the vote of many business leaders who saw the opportunity to promote their activity. An extensive transport network runs through it. First, by rail, with two TGV stations – Lille-Flandres and Lille-Europe – linking to Paris or the border countries via Eurostar. And also a whole regional network, marked by the stations of Lille-CHR, Porte-de-Douai, Mont-de-Terre, Lezennes and Hellemes, linking the metropolis to Béthune, Valenciennes, Arras, the Opal Coast and Orchies.
In addition, 5 motorways provide access to Paris, Brussels, and London (A1, A23, A25, A22 and A27), and Lille is home to France’s third largest river port and an international airport.
As for transport within the city or to its outskirts, Lille obviously has an efficient public transport network, including several metro and tramway signs. And in line with the development of soft mobility and the preference of many inhabitants for cycling, several hundred kilometres of cycle paths now line the city and its outskirts.
For you and your employees, Lille is a green, highly accessible city, open to Europe!
3. A flexible working solution for every need
Are you launching your activity, organising regular meetings or do you need regular turnkey spaces for your project teams? Then flexible office rental is the solution for you. And that’s a good thing. Lille and its suburbs have a wide range of office space available, such as the Multiburo Lille Flandres workspaces, located in the heart of the Euralille business district, just 2 minutes from Lille-Flandres station and 5 minutes from Lille-Europe station.
Want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the metropolis? Work in Marcq-en-Baroeul, a 10-minute tram ride from the centre of Lille. In the heart of the Grands Boulevards business district, Multiburo Marcq-en-Baroeul offers bright and comfortable, fully flexible, and modular workspaces – meetings for up to 40 people, private bubble…
You will inevitably find a solution that corresponds to your professional needs at the heart of the MEL!
4. Work… but not only that! Discover the riches of the Lille region
Setting up your offices somewhere often means moving and adapting to a new environment. Therefore, it is important that the location meets certain criteria, particularly that of a relaxed atmosphere… for several people.
Thanks to its parks and gardens and more than 900 kilometres of secure cycle paths, Lille is a family-friendly city. And if it is easy to get some fresh air on the beaches located an hour’s drive from the city, the latter nevertheless conceals many finery to be discovered alone or with others: numerous festivals, the largest flea market in Europe, booksellers and tango lovers who gather in the Vieille Bourse district during the summer period, or the Wazemmes market, the largest open-air market in Europe…
Enough to give yourself precious moments away from the hustle and bustle of your business!
So seize the opportunity! Set up your offices in the Lille metropolis!
Want to know more?
Myriam and her teams are at your disposal!