The Ilot Pasteur construction project is well underway after delays initially caused by the pandemic. Consisting of a set of buildings with a surface area of over 100,000 m², the project is one of the largest public projects in the Principality. Facilities include the new Charles III College, the new Espace Léo Ferré, the new media library and a public car park with 900 spaces.
The entire Ilot Pasteur project is being built over five levels, the facade of which is oriented towards Fontvieille Avenue. Two buildings sit at the base: the new Charles III College and the new media library.
New Charles III college budget raised to €564 million
The highly anticipated new Charles III college is scheduled to be ready by in May 2024 and operational for the start of the 2024 school year next September. The new building has an estimated budget of €564 million.
The current Charles III college, located in the Annonciade district, opened its doors on September 11, 1989. Since then, the college has become a cosmopolitan place of education with more than 46 different nationalities. Outgrowing its current facilities, the new building will be 26,000 m² with space for up to 1,500 students.
The building will also house an indoor swimming pool with 8 lanes, a gymnasium, a 300-seat amphitheater, and two playgrounds: one on the ground floor and another on the roof! The new College is expected to better support students during their journey from middle school students to future responsible adults.
Traffic closed on Fontvieille Avenue until the end of December
Both directions of traffic on Fontvieille Avenue will be closed during nights (8:00 pm to 6:00 am) from November 13 to December 22. Upward traffic on Fontvieille Avenue has been closed since mid-September and is expected to be closed until December. Access for residents of Fontvieille Avenue will be maintained at all times.
The Ilot Pasteur project is part of an urbanization program on land which was freed up when the old railway line (located to the west of Sainte Devote valley) was moved underground. Pasteur islet is a plot of land approximately 250 metres long and 35 metres wide.