The new Grand Cap shopping center in Le Havre opens for business on Wednesday 5th March 2014

LE HAVRE, France, 2014-3-4 — /EPR Retail News/ — The new extension of the shopping mall the new Grand Cap opened for business on Wednesday 5th March 2014. A total of 100 modern and dynamic shops on 23,700 m² will offer a broad choice of retailers, services and activities to the residents of the urban area. A mall that looks like a village The aim from the very outset of the extension project of 19,000 m² was to create a shopping mall that catered for the specific characteristics and needs of inhabitants in the Le Havre region. 45 attractive new shops with a mixture of local and national brand will be opened in addition to the 55 existing shops and to offer affordable retailers for families, young households and senior citizens. Retailers in these new shops will bring some brands that don’t exist in the region (Shana, Calzedonia, Intimissimi, Height Sport) and services that will cater for the everyday needs of families: a medical centre with a radiology unit, a laboratory and a chemist shop. A post office, five bank branches will offer a broad range of services that do not close for lunch which suits employees better. A place that combines easy access (north ring road, direct tram route and a 2,400 space car park), modernity, light and spacious and environmentally friendly. Jobs into the bargain The extension of the mall has led to the creation of 270 new jobs to cover the demand of new shops and contribute to customers’ well-being. The mall as a whole will employ 490 people in total at the end of the final recruitment phase, i.e. a 123% increase compared to the initial number of employees, thereby making a contribution to the development of local, sustainable jobs. Some figures: Cost of the project: €50 million Area after the extension: 23,700 m² Extension of the mall: 19,000 m² Total number of shops: 100 Parking spaces: 2,400 spaces including 400 underground Architect: Jean-Guy Farnoux