A new subsidiary of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, Arkéa Flex was launched in June 2021 and is the result of a joint venture with two property entrepreneurs, Didier Boulin and Laurent Martin. It is based on Flex, a new patented design technique that makes it possible to create flexible, scalable buildings while reducing the ecological footprint of property projects.
When housing adapts to life paths
Arkéa Flex's technology is based on a system of cells (from 18 to 25 m2 each) that can be combined horizontally or vertically to create flats, from studios to T5s or even more, depending on the wishes of the private or institutional buyer at the time of purchase. Each of the cells can accommodate any type of use: bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, etc. Thus, by freely associating contiguous cells, each person can create a dwelling that is tailored to his or her needs and budget. Then, depending on availability and life circumstances, the occupant of an Arkéa Flex home can reduce or enlarge his or her flat by selling, renting or buying one or more cells, which can be easily separated or recombined by simple partitioning work, all within a predefined legal framework.
Real estate in the age of the circular economy
Arkéa Flex provides a flexible and sustainable solution for property developers, social landlords, local authorities, private and institutional investors. The service includes a licence to use the patent, technical and regulatory support for its implementation and commercial assistance for the sale of flats. The solution can be adapted to all building materials, whether wood or concrete, and is particularly suitable for off-site construction techniques, which help to reduce the carbon footprint of an operation. Its model is, moreover, easily reproducible on the scale of a city that wishes to have evolving and durable collective buildings for both families and businesses.