— Published 21 January 2021

A new headquarters for the OCOG

A page will soon turn for the OCOG Paris 2024. From next Monday, the 400 current employees of the organising committee will leave their offices on Boulevard Hausmann, in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, to settle in Seine-Saint-Denis. Until the Olympic and Paralympic Games, they will occupy the Pulse building, a new 30 000m² building, located in the town of Saint-Denis. “A strategic choice that meets our vision”, explains Tony Estanguet, President of the OCOG. Initially, the Paris 2024 teams will only occupy the last two floors of this six-storey building, built in a wooden structure, which meets environmental requirements. In the company restaurant, 80% of the food offered will be fresh produce (a vegetable garden on the terrace will provide the aromatic herbs). The energy production will be provided in part by solar panels. As for recruitment, it will respond to the OCOG’s promises, with local hiring for certain trades (reception, maintenance, upkeep, etc.), and massive recourse to companies in the social and solidarity economy. Clarification: the Games’ organising committee will only be the tenant of the building, with a lease signed until October 31, 2024. Due to the health crisis and the curfew imposed in the Paris region, OCOG employees will only occupy the premises one day per week, during the first few weeks, devoting the rest of the time to teleworking.