French star Diagana in Cannes for the launch of new sports complex – MIPIM News
Stephane Diagana showcased yesterday Campus Diagana Sport Sante, the new sport and health complex he is working on in Mougins, France, in conjunction with French company Miprom.
The €80m-plus development will comprise a 400 m athletics track, an Olympic-size swimming pool, sports halls, fitness and treatment areas, as well as a 118-room hotel and is aimed at amateur athletes and their families.
There is also a housing development on the site. “The idea is that it appeals both to athletes who want to come alone or with family,” Miprom agency manager, Alexis Juillard, said.
Planning for the development is expected to be granted in May, with demolition of existing properties on the 8-ha plot taking place later this year.
Construction of the project is due to begin in March or April 2019, with completion due in 2022.
Diagana said the project was a long-held dream for himself and his wife, also a former champion athlete. “We have travelled and seen so many sports facilities but thought the French Riviera offered the perfect set-up. It’s close to an international airport and has a lot of activities nearby to offer too,” he said.
The centre would have national and international appeal but could also be accessed by local people too, Diagana said. The facility would also offer facilities to doctors running programmes for chronic diseases as well as for improving fitness, he added.
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