Roppenheim The Style Outlets: Grand opening set for 2012

Roppenheim The Style Outlets:  Grand opening set for 2012

NEINVER and MAB Development have worked together for developing this centre.

It will group 107 shops in its gross leasable surface of 27,280 m² and will have 50,000 m² of green area on a lakeshore.


The project is now a reality.


This outlet, that will looks like a fortified Alsatian village, will become the sixth The Style Outlet centre in Europe.

Madrid, 31th May 2011 – NEINVER, leading company in retail sector based in Spain, and MAB Development, leading European real estate developer specialising in retail, have confirmed the development of the outlet centre Roppenheim The Style Outlets is progressing according to plan and meeting the deadlines, so that its grand opening will take place in 2012. The new centre, that will become sixth The Style Outlet centre in Europe, is located on the RD4, near the French village of Roppenheim and the German border.

“Since NEINVER and MAB Development have taken over the project, the highly-anticipated Roppenheim brand name outlet centre has become a reality. As of today, we have reached our marketing objectives, and Roppenheim The Style Outlets will open in the spring of 2012“, Mayte Legeay, director of NIENVER France.

At the official presentation of the project, French and German representatives of local, departmental and regional institutions could see the project’s progress. Seven buildings had been constructed, the structure of the bridge at the east entrance had been finished and the wooden roof was beginning to take shape. Numerous cornices, pediments, towers and turrets will cut its silhouette. It will group 107 shops of the best commercial mix, a pub and cafés on a leasable surface of 27,280 m² and 50,000 m² of green area on a lakeshore.

“All the buildings will be under construction by the end of summer and the towers will be finished in September 2011. Trees and green areas will be planted in autumn”, promises Marc Vaquier, Chief Executive Officer of MAB Development France.

In fact, this unique and exclusive outlet centre will look like a fortified Alsatian village with traditionally coloured walls and roofs. Thalès Architectures, the Alsatian architecture firm that designed it, envisioned three different stylistic universes: baroque, renaissance and medieval.

“Roppenheim The Style Outlets was designed not only to encourage the discovery of a new world of shopping, but also to become a tourist destination too. It will be a definite asset to this, the most prosperous German-French border region, which is visited each year by more than 11 million tourists from the area around Alsace and 16 million from Baden-Wurttemberg”, states Mayte Legeay.

Roppenheim The Style Outlets opens up many perspectives on a local level. Robert Heimlich, President of the Uffried Community of Communes declares: “This outlet centre is a major project for our territory, both in terms of employment and the positive economic boost expected in related sectors of activity.” Gilbert Rinckel, Mayor of Roppenheim, emphasizes that “this innovative project is the result of close cooperation between private and collective investors.”

In France, MAB Development and NEINVER are working together on several outlet projects under the “The Style Outlets” name, like Roppenheim and Honfleur, in Normandy.

The Style Outlets

The Style Outlets concept is all about keeping ahead of the natural demand in an ever more demanding market, a trend that arises from a new kind of shopper - a shopper who is not only looking for top-quality products at attractive prices but who also demands a special shopping experience in first-rate surroundings that show respect for the environment. The Style Outlets centres are unique and distinctive because of their:

  • Concept, because they are centres where visitors can find products from the best brands at reduced prices.

  • Design, because we have achieved buildings with sustainable, environmentally friendly architecture giving unique designs to each project.

  • Shopping Experience, which emphasises convenience and comfort from the moment visitors approach the vicinity of the centre. We are committed to offering additional services to make the visit more pleasant such as “chill-out” and resting areas.

About MAB Development

MAB Development – subsidiary of Rabo Real Estate Group-- is a leading European real estate developer, known for its innovative spirit and specialising in commercial real estate and multifunctional city-centre projects. MAB Development is established in the Netherlands, Germany and France and gets its inspiration by studying the expectations and desires of its clients.

A partner with public and private actors, MAB Development proposes integrated solutions for city-centre projects, bringing together housing, commerce, offices, leisure and parking. These projects notably require an excellent knowledge of the market and vast experience in the development of innovative concepts.

www.mab.com

About NEINVER

NEINVER, a leading European property company with more than 40 years of experience, has strengthened its positioning in Europe by focusing its business on the areas of development, asset management and fund management.

The Company develops, manages and markets large complexes ranging from industrial and business parks to retail and leisure parks and outlet centres. NEINVER is now the second-largest operator of outlet centres in Europe and the largest manager of outlet centres in Spain and Poland. The Company was the pioneer in introducing the outlet concept to Spain and Poland, under the FACTORY brand, and has launched a new brand on the market: “The Style Outlets”.

NEINVER manages the IRUS European Retail Property Fund, one of the largest private-capital pan-European retail property funds.

NEINVER, backed by 100% Spanish capital, has operations in Germany, Italy, France, Poland, Spain and Portugal.

 

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