Spain combines retail and leisure

Spanish mega-scheme Puerto Venecia will open in Zaragoza late next year, with over 21,000 sq m of leisure incorporated into the 206,000 sq m site. The site will also host a shopping mall, big-box retail, and a retail park.

Tenants include El Corte Ingles, Hipercor, Decathlon, Primark, Zara and Disigual.
The scheme is a mixed-use space which includes a sailing lake, ice rink for the winter, a multi-purpose sports area, major leisure sites and 6,600 sq m of food and beverage outlets.

Eurofunds investor Ian Stanford said that in his view, future developments would have to mix “lots of activities,” which means people will say “let’s go to Puerto Venecia and decide what to do once we get there.”

Click here to read the full article in MAPIC 2011 Review, page 12.

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  1. So more shops for nobody to spend in. Good thinking Spain! Nobody has any money so lets build a huge new commercial centre where people with no money will go to not spend. Priceless!

    Also, I wouldn’t bank on it being finished next year. The Spanish have a habit of starting a job and then leaving it to fester for a few years before they get on with it. See Malaga Airport’s new terminal and San Pedro de Alcantara new road layout for examples of how the Spanish miss deadlines.

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