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Our team in Paris offers a broad range of consultancy services to the public and private sectors in France, and has exported its expertise to French-speaking Europe, West Africa and elsewhere in Europe. With access to the global resources and knowledge of the Mott MacDonald Group, our multidisciplinary professionals provide tailored technical advisory and project management services for every project in multiple sectors.

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Buildings and infrastructure

We provide A to Z advisory services from conception to post-completion for building projects in the public and private sector. Acting as the developer’s project manager, we are the driving force behind the project. We assist the client to develop the technical and functional design brief which is the base for a successful tender process. We accompany the client during construction with technical advice, monitoring of the budget and handling of variations. We also provide advice on sustainable building operation and maintenance, during the whole lifecycle of the building.

Key services

  • Project set up and design brief development
  • Project management
  • Construction schedule supervision and coordination (OPC)
  • Delegate developer’s services
  • Technical advisory on complex contractual project set up (PPP/PFI, concessions)
  • Quantity surveying, contract management and value engineering
  • Maintenance engineering and facility management monitoring
  • Sustainable building and green building certification (HQE, BREEAM, LEED)

Key projects

  • High Court of Caen, France
  • Docks of Le Havre Convention Centre, France
  • French Ministry of Defence, France
  • University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France
  • Waste Treatment Plant of Guadeloupe, French Overseas Territories
  • Desalination plant of Agadir, Morocco

Visualisation of the new PPP development
Paris High Court
Paris High Court Mott MacDonald is monitoring construction of the PPP development for the lenders and will monitor operation when the building enters service under a 27 year concession.
Image credit Renzo Piano Building Workshop


Our local team provides multisector technical advisory for road, rail, port, aviation and urban transport projects in France and francophone markets. Drawing on Mott MacDonald’s 100-year track record and heritage in the transport sector, we can provide strategic advisory and risk assessment services for any form of transport infrastructure. Recent examples of our work include providing technical advisory on the A45 highway in France, the urban bus network in Martinique and the airport of Mayotte.

Key services

Technical advisory and due diligence services for

  • Airports
  • Roads
  • Rail
  • Ports
  • Urban transport

Key projects

  • Port of Calais, France
  • A45 Highway, France
  • Dakar Diamnaidio Toll Road, Senegal
  • Trains and trams network of Ile de la Réunion, French Overseas Territories
  • Bus network of Martinique, French Overseas Territories
  • Airport of Mayotte, French Overseas Territories

Visualisation showing an arial view of the new runway
Mayotte Airport, French Overseas Territories
Mayotte Airport, French Overseas Territories Mott MacDonald provided a range of advisory services for the development of the new airport terminal.
Image credit DRLW Architectes


The Paris power team provides due diligence, construction and operation monitoring, energy yield assessment and, more generally, technical advisory or owner’s engineering services in on- and offshore wind, solar and marine renewable energy fields. The geographical remit encompasses France, Morocco as well as other French speaking countries in Africa. In addition, the local team provides ad-hoc support in other fields (biomass, transmission and distribution and thermal) to our global power business for such projects in France and francophone Africa.

Key services

  • Lender’s technical advisory
  • Sponsor’s technical advisory
  • Portfolio advisory (vendor or buyer)
  • Energy yield assessment
  • Offshore engineering
  • Shadow flicker study
  • Construction and operation monitoring
  • Feasibility studies
  • Contractual strategy definition and negotiations with contractors
  • Project management
  • Technology assessment  

Key projects

  • Tungsten Project, Boralex, France
  • Wind Energy Procurement, ONCF, Morocco
  • EN portfolio, EDF Energies Nouvelles, France
  • Tres Vent GIF2, France project, France
  • Coriolis Project, Ademe, France

View of the wind farm in northern Morocco
Haouma Wind Farm, Morocco
Haouma Wind Farm, Morocco The 50MW wind farm incorporates 22 turbines. It is based in northern Morocco, approximately 30km east of Tangier.

Technical advisory and due diligence

Mott MacDonald has been involved in the very first pilot projects of PPP developments in France. Over the years, we have exported our expertise and we have contributed to more than 60 PPP projects in France, Europe and Africa in various sectors such as education, sport, justice, culture, power and transport. As a result, we have thorough knowledge of PPP mechanisms to help our clients reduce risks and make informed investment decisions.

We support clients from the public sector and private market during all project phases. In our role as technical advisor, our team analyses all potential technical risks on behalf of lenders and investors by carefully analysing the technical bid. We also accompany the contracting authority during the whole lifecycle of the project.

Key services

  • Private equity
  • Project finance
  • Due diligence and technical audit
  • Traffics audit and business plan review
  • Environmental audit and sustainable development
  • Operations and maintenance monitoring
  • Construction monitoring

Key projects

  • Paris High Court, France
  • Schools of Tomorrow, Belgium
  • Nine prisons in north-west France
  • Stadium of Bordeaux, France
  • Mont du Lomont Wind Farm, France
  • Blaise Diagne International Airport, Senegal

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Musical City development, the Seguin
Musical City development, the Seguin We’ve been providing construction monitoring services as lender’s technical advisor for the musical city – a major part of the new art and entertainment centre which will help regenerate southwest Paris.
Image credit Shigeru Ban Architects Europe & Jean de Gastines Architectes

Sports and culture

We have extensive experience in advising on sports and cultural infrastructure, liaising with clients from the public and private sectors as well as sponsors and lenders. We have a global vision of the interests of all stakeholders and draw lessons from projects which are already operational. Our experts collaborate closely with clients on the project set up and design brief development and support them during construction and operation. We also provide strategic advisory on business plans for sports infrastructure, helping the developer define a spot-on project scale – from one venue’s seating capacity to sports infrastructure master planning – and delivering the project according to clients’ specific needs.

Key services

  • Design brief development
  • Feasibility studies and strategic advisory
  • Project management
  • Delegate developer services
  • Business plan review
  • Due diligence
  • Construction monitoring
  • Operational monitoring

Key projects

  • Allianz Riviera Stadium, Nice
  • Velodrome of Saint Quentin en Yvelines
  • Bercy Arena Sports and Event Hall, Paris
  • Cite Musicale International Music Hub, Paris
  • Pôle culturel, Multimedia Library and Cultural Centre of Plessis-Robinson

Visualisation of movement outside of the Nice stadium
Allianz Riviera Stadium, Nice
Allianz Riviera Stadium, Nice We are is providing construction monitoring for the striking stadium which is being built for Euro 2016.
Image credit Wilmotte & Associates