Multi’s Hanzewijk shopping centre in Kampen officially opened

Multi’s Hanzewijk shopping centre in Kampen officially opened

Amsterdam, 3 February 2016

Multi’s Hanzewijk shopping centre in Kampen officially opened

On Wednesday, 3 February, Alderman Martin Ekker hosted the official opening of the Hanzewijk shopping centre in the Hanzewijk neighbourhood of Kampen. The new shopping centre has 5,000 m2 of shops. Above and alongside the shops, the complex includes 87 rental and owner-occupier homes and parking space for 300 cars at ground level.

“After years of preparation, the shopping centre is finally ready, and what a wonderful result! The combination of residential and retail will help create a pleasant living environment and add vitality to the neighbourhood. On top of that, this is an attractive and sustainable shopping centre with an artisanal feel,” said Kampen alderman Martin Ekker.

Retail mix
The shopping centre has a mix of chain stores and local entrepreneurs, such as Jumbo, Lidl, Kruidvat, René Vermeij De Echte Bakker, Primera, Kwalitaria/Délifrance, Chinese-Indonesian restaurant De Gouden Muur and terStal. Thanks to this mix, the centre is almost fully let.

Director Multi Netherlands Françoise Dechesne: “As developer and owner, we are very proud of the new Hanzewijk shopping centre. Thanks to the central location and the attractive square, this will be the meeting place for the residents of Hanzewijk and the surrounding area, as they do their daily and weekly shopping.”

Cooperation
he shopping centre was realised thanks to the solid cooperation between the municipality of Kampen, housing corporation deltaWonen and Multi Netherlands. DeltaWonen is responsible for the development and realisation of the homes in the complex, Multi Netherlands is responsible for the shopping centre itself, and the municipality of Kampen for the design of the public areas. Multi also owns the shops in the centre and the addition of Hanzewijk takes the company’s Dutch portfolio to 18 shopping centres.

Large-scale renewal plan
DeltaWonen and the municipality of Kampen kicked off a large-scale regeneration project to rejuvenate the typical post-war Hanzewijk neighbourhood some eight years ago. The renewal plan included the demolition and rebuilding of around 950 homes. The realisation of the Hanzewijk shopping centre was another important component of this plan. The idea was to create a new Hanzewijk, a pleasant green neighbourhood with a wide range of amenities for residents, entrepreneurs and visitors. More than half of this ambitious plan has now been realised.

Design
TTDesign, Multi’s in-house design bureau, came up with the concept for the mixed-use Hanzewijk complex, while Heren 5 architecten was responsible for the architectural designs. The main thrust of the plan was to create an attractive and more sustainable shopping centre with a square as a meeting place for the residents of Hanzewijk and the surrounding area. And the striking masonry adds an artisanal touch to the building.

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