UNIBAIL-RODAMCO SE : Unibail-Rodamco partners with Socri to develop Polygone
Riveria, the first open air shopping centre in France that brings together art
Paris, January 15, 2013
Unibail-Rodamco partners with Socri to develop Polygone Riveria, the first
open air shopping centre in France that brings together art and shopping
For the first time in France, a green and open air centre will offer to take
visitors on a real journey around art, shopping and leisure. Polygone Riveria
will open to the public in the fall of 2015. With a construction cost
estimated at €350 Mn, the project will create 1,500 jobs and have an
environmental performance on par with the international standards of BREEAM.
The design of Polygone Riviera was entrusted to a team of renowned architects,
under the direction of José Ignacio Galán Martinez, the architect of La
Maquinista in Barcelona. The landscape artist Jean Mus drew his inspiration
from the "French Riviera', a Mediterranean spirit and ambiance that has
contributed to the success of this region for over a century. Sacha Sosno, a
famous visual artist from the region will select and display original art from
renowned artists in order to give visitors a unique experience with fashion
and contemporary art.
Polygone Riveria is a mall offering visitors for the first time a place for a
scenic stroll by the river, surrounded by works of art, or a place to lounge
around the many different fashion, beauty and home decoration brands, as well
as shops revolving around culture. The mall will also include a movie theatre
with ten screens and a casino. Polygone Riveria represents a collection of
brands and a concentration of possibilities, never seen in the region before.
30 years after Nicetoile, Unibail-Rodamco again partners with Socri to build
the largest shopping centre in the South of France. With 75,000 m² of retail
space, restaurants, art and culture, Polygone Riveria will allow visitors to
shop for all their needs in one place.
Polygone Riveria is organised around four districts:
oThe ART DE VIVRE district: a haven for interior design and nature ;
oThe LIFESTYLE district: the largest retail and entertainment offer in the
South of France ;
oThe PREMIUM district: a collection of iconic brands and fashion ;
oThe LUXURY district: offering an array of prestigious brands.
Polygone Riveria is located in a region with 1.1 million inhabitants, of which
28% of households have above average wealth. The region attracts 14 million
tourists per annum, including 20% from business tourism. The shopping centre
targets a local and international demand: a place that is easy to access, in a
scenic environment, where the mix of premium brands includes the best of those
found in international capital cities.
Polygone Riveria will also have the recognition of Unibail-Rodamco's highest
quality standards: the 4 Star Label, which welcomes visitors with a range of
innovative services that match the standards of a luxury hotel. Furthermore,
The Dining Experience will also be implemented, a unique concept that offers a
collection of the best restaurateurs and new international food brands.
Polygone Riviera is part of the 'New Art of Shopping' revolution in the French
The SOCRI Group, owned by the Chambon family, has two complementary
activities: luxury hotels and commercial real estate. The Group owns a number
of palaces and luxury hotels in France, including the Mas de Pierre in
Saint-Paul-de-Vence (5 star spa and luxury hotel) and the Grand Hotel Loreamar
Thalasso Spa in Saint-Jean-de-Luz close to Biarritz. SOCRI developed a number
of shopping centres including Polygone Montpellier and Polygone Béziers.
Opened in 2010, Polygone Béziers was awarded the CNCC (National Council of
Shopping Centres) best shopping centre trophy.
Created in 1968, Unibail-Rodamco SE is Europe's largest listed commercial
property company, with a presence in 12 EU countries, and a portfolio of
assets valued at €27.5 billion on June 30, 2012. As an integrated operator,
investor and developer, the Group aims to cover the whole of the real estate
value creation chain. With the support of its 1,500 professionals,
Unibail-Rodamco applies those skills to highly specialised market segments
such as the large shopping centres of major European capital cities, and large
offices and convention & exhibition centres in the Paris region.
The Group distinguishes itself through its focus on the highest architectural,
city planning and environmental standards. Its long term approach and
sustainable vision focuses on the development or redevelopment of outstanding
places to shop, work and relax. Its commitment to environmental, economic and
social sustainability has been recognised by inclusion in the DJSI (World and
Europe), FTSE4Good and STOXX Global ESG Leaders indexes. The Group is a member
of the CAC40, AEX25 and EuroSTOXX 50 indices. It benefits from an A rating
from Standard & Poor's and Fitch Ratings. For more information, please visit
our website: www.unibail-rodamco.com.
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