155 stores

1.7 million people at -30 min.

7 million visitors

A perfect fit within the city center

Louvain-la-Neuve is a completely new kind of city, entirely pedestrianized and with constant activity in the streets.
Located in a region of impressive economic growth and home to a famous university Louvain-la-Neuve is developing very quickly.

This unique urban concept demands an innovative shopping center, and it certainly has one. Located right next to the city’s rail station, L’esplanade is a 2-story shopping destination featuring 128 retail brands, a pedestrian-only shopping street (the Rue Charlemagne) and a 13-screen cinema complex.

Easily accessible for shoppers, the center of Louvain-la-Neuve has become the preferred walking and shopping venue for the residents of Walloon Brabant, drawing customers from as far away as the eastern edge of Brussels.


In brief

Establishment of the center :
Acquisition by Klépierre :
Holding by Klépierre :
Total area of ​​the center :
55,905 sq.m.
Number of brands :
Parking :
1,800 places

BREEAM In Use 2015

In 2020, 50 additional brands

Seven years after its opening, the center—which already features 128 stores—is undergoing a major extension. Klépierre’s first acquisition in Belgium is growing to ensure that it continues to meet the needs of 1.7 million people living less than 30 minutes by car. Between now and 2020, the center will get 50 new stores (20,000 sq.m. GLA) and another 2,300 parking spots. The regional train project that will link Louvain-la-Neuve to downtown Brussels in just 30 minutes will undoubtedly add to the appeal of the L’esplanade shopping center.


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