Multi Vastgoed (Multi's Dutch subsidiary) and ASR Vastgoed Ontwikkeling opened Vleuterweide Shopping Center in Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht on October 6, 2010. Alderman Harry Bosch of the city of Utrecht presided over the official opening ceremony.
The shops in the center are a joint development by Multi Vastgoed and ASR Vastgoed Ontwikkeling. ASR Vastgoed Vermogensbeheer owns the stores. Multi is responsible for the development and realization of the houses.
Vleuterweide Shopping Center consists of a harmonious combination of squares and streets. The center is characterized by authentic urban design, recognizable buildings and impressive architecture, including canal houses whose facades resemble traditional Dutch canal houses.
Large and small buildings alternate sympathetically together and within the uniquely designed outdoor recreational places. This center has a highly distinctive look and atmosphere.
Alderman Harry Bosch (municipality of Utrecht) said: "This shopping center will, both physically and functionally, be the heart of Vleuterweide, since, in addition to the shops and restaurants, the immediate vicinity offers many amenities, including the health center and the Cultural Campus, housing a library, a meditation center, the Amadeus Lyceum and various other quasi-public facilities. A fine addition to the facilities of Leidsche Rijn."
Retail supply and facilities
Vleuterweide Shopping Center distinguishes itself from others because in addition to retailers like Albert Heijn, Lidl, Hema, Gall & Gall, Vera Moda, Bart Smit and Xenos, the majority of shopkeepers in the mall are local entrepreneurs. This diversity of shops and trade offerings makes shopping at Vleuterweide more attractive.
In the shopping center project there are approximately 300 owner-occupied and rental apartments. These are situated mainly above the shops. Most of the apartments are already sold. The residences also give the mall vitality outside opening hours, as well as social control and security.
Leading architects Krier and Kohl from Berlin is responsible for the urban master plan. The concept of Vleuterweide shopping center was developed with the design of Multi's T+T Design in Gouda. While Krier and Kohl is the architect of much of the project. KOW architects from The Hague, is responsible for designing the two buildings at the shopping plaza and T+T Design is responsible for the design of the three pavilions.
Source: Multi Vastgoed