Originally slated to open in April, Paris’ Station F announced today it would instead open at the end of June following a water leak earlier this year that delayed construction for several weeks.

Funded by French telecom entrepreneur Xavier Niel, the ambitious project aims to attract 1,000 startups to its $265 million campus, a renovated historic train station in the heart of Paris. In recent weeks, Station F has been announcing partnerships with high-profile names, including incubators sponsored by Facebook and Zendesk, and a travel perk offered by Airbnb.

Station F will have three sections: a space with 3,000 desks for startups; an event space for conferences and meetings; and a retail zone for the public that will include four kitchens and a bar open 24 hours a day.

The mix of tenants will also include venture capital firms, a FabLab hacker space, and several corporate partners. As part of the project, Station F is also redeveloping two nearby buildings that will offer subsidized housing for 600 people who are in some way connected to the campus.

The first group of tenants should be moved in by early July, which should be interesting timing given the start of summer holidays in France. Much of the country is shut down for August holidays.


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