L’Espace du Palais, the 10,000 sq.m. retail property comprising 30 units in the heart of Rouen, France, will be revitalised with the aim to offer a complete and improved shopping experience. It will support the idea of living and creating experiences in an open, modern and inspiring place by combining boutiques, restaurants, terraces, services and cultural elements. Inspiration for the concept was found in the cultural dynamics of the historic city center where the asset is located.
With a strong catchment area of 525,000 inhabitants, the new Espace du Palais will bring brands with unprecedented and complementary concepts to the existing offer in the city. It is expected that this large-scale refurbishment will significantly increase the center’s current number of visitors, which already reached 3 million in 2016. Construction works will start in November 2017 and are expected to be completed in the summer of 2018.
The architectural design will be done by architects Moatti & Rivière and the branding by Lonsdale AKDV.