May 27, 2011
Redevco recently delivered four new projects in Belgium – in Flémalle (phase 1), Fléron, Mons-Ghlin (phase 1) and the first three retail units of the biggest project, the retail park in Drogenbos, close to the Brussels ring road. After refurbishment and expansion, the projects together will comprise more than 86,000 sq.m. (71,000 sq.m. prior to development). Redevco invested a total of EUR 25,000,000 in these four projects.
Currently there are 23 projects in the pipeline, with a total area of some 150,000 sq.m. Over the next few years these will be gradually developed and delivered. Redevco recently completed all or part of the following four projects:
After refurbishment, the Drogenbos project will offer some 28,500 sq.m., an increase of 5,000 sq.m. The units let to Brico, PointCarré, Luxus and SportsWorld have already been delivered. Dreamland will open its doors at the end of this year. The entire site is scheduled to reopen in spring 2012.
The Fléron project reopened in March 2011. The redevelopment yielded an extra 2,000 sq.m., bringing the total area to over 20,000 sq.m. The Carrefour unit was downsized, and new units created. These are now fully let, to Krëfel, Pizza Hut, Orchestra, Pro-Duo, Cassis and McDonald’s.
Work on the first phase of the Flémalle complex consisted in reducing the Carrefour unit and creating a new unit for Krëfel. The second phase of the project has been underway since early May 2011. More than 90% of the units have been let, to Casa, Maxi Toys, Cassis-Paprika, Pronti and AVA-Papier. In the second phase, a new 3,500 sq.m. unit will be built, for delivery in early 2012. Once this second phase has been completed, the complex will offer a total area of 21,000 sq.m., an increase of 5,000 sq.m.