— Published 5 March 2021

The year of major works

So far, so good. Three years and a few months away from the 2024 Paris Games, the board of directors of SOLIDEO (Olympic works delivery company) held its first meeting of the year on Thursday, March 4th, under the chairmanship of the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo. The year 2021 promises to be crucial for the public establishment, with the announced launch of 32 of the 60 structures planned for the Olympic and Paralympic system. At the top of the list, the construction of the athletes’ village in the municipalities of Saint-Denis, Saint-Ouen and Ile-Saint-Denis. Despite the health crisis, the double confinement and the various appeals filed against several projects, including the media village, SOLIDEO “is still keeping its schedule”. According to the figures presented to the board of directors, it also keeps its budget. SOLIDEO closed the last financial year with 218 million euros in expenses, 10 million less than expected. In terms of human resources, SOLIDEO’s workforce continued to grow with 101 employees as of December 31th, 2020, compared to 75 a year earlier. A substantial increase “which echoes the growing activity of the establishment, less than 3 years from the delivery of the works“.