HISTORY OF THE SITE
CHÂTEAU SAINT-LÉGER FROM THE BELLE EPOQUE TO THE PRESENT DAY
THE SITE BECAME A RESEARCH CENTRE FOR THE STEEL INDUSTRY
The metamorphosis of the château into a conference centre
THE ARRIVAL OF IXBLUE AND THE GENESIS OF IXCAMPUS
2016 was the start of a profound renewal. The high-tech company iXblue set up its head office and research centre there. More than 250 engineers and technicians moved into the 1980s buildings, completely renovated for the occasion. Another building, dedicated to research, was built.
From then on, everything speeded up. iXblue did not wait to buy the site to rethink and rehabilitate it as a whole. In 2018, conservation measures were taken on the château and its restoration was decided. Today it is a unique conference and seminar centre.
At the same time, the beautiful 1950s buildings, left vacant following the departure of Ford in 2019, were fully rehabilitated. They now host CY Cergy Paris University as well as innovative companies, with the aim of promoting the fusion of the worlds of research, higher education and business.
To these initiatives were added the construction of a 1200m2 sports centre, all in glass and metal, and a complete renovation of the restaurant. These infrastructures, and the state of mind in which they were built, today give shape to iXcampus and establish it as one of the most attractive innovation centres in the Paris area.