The shopping centre aims to double in size by 2020, and is leaving nothing to chance to achieve its objective.
South of Brussels, in Louvain-la-Neuve, the esplanade shopping center attracts nearly 8 million visitors a year. Opened in 2005, the center extends into a newly built high street, rue Charlemagne, and a major cinema complex. Louvain-la-Neuve is a rapidly expanding city home. The thriving region is an ideal location for Klépierre.
A rapidly growing population
The Group is focusing heavily on this renovation in order to welcome an ever-increasing flow of visitors. Louvain-la-Neuve is a section of the Belgian municipality of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve. Located in the Wallon region, this new Belgian city is composed largely of students but in fact has a much wider commercial scope. As soon as it opened, the esplanade was recognized as the shopping center the province badly needed. With a considerable boom in population (up 12.2% by 2030) and an above-average purchasing power, a well-thought out extension is precisely what the shopping center needs.