Name of the site: Park of the old powder
City/Department: St-Chamas & Miramas, Bouches du Rhône
Owner: Conservatoire du littoral
Architect / Project manager: Jean Geitner, heritage architect
Site: Former 17th century royal gunpowder factory, now a protected natural park
Site manager: Syndicat intercommunal de l’ancienne Poudrerie
Number of simultaneous integration positions: 5 to 6 (or 13 per year)
Start and end of project: 2021 to 2022
Training provided: Metalworking trade
This 17th century industrial site, located on the edge of the Etang de Berre between the towns of Saint-Chamas and Miramas, was historically dedicated to the manufacture of black powder, then explosives. Today, now a protected natural park owned by the Conservatoire du Littoral since 2001, work to restore a bucket wheel, as part of the restoration of the mills, has been carried out by the ACTA VISTA teams, in partnership with Roland Pinon, an ironworker.
13 people trained as metal workers during the project
80% found a job or training in line with their professional project
This ACTA VISTA project is specific by its nature: our team has restored, in partnership with the ironworker Roland Pinon of the workshop of Argens, a trough wheel (water wheel, made up of compartments in the shape of troughs).
The different stages of the project :