On 3 May REDEVCO Belgium opened the renewed and expanded Shopping Plaza in Ronse. The site on César Snoecklaan dates from the early 1970s and formerly housed a Carrefour hypermarket, a Brico DIY store, an Auto 5 and a Lunch Garden. REDEVCO Belgium also recently opened a 13,000-m² retail park in Hognoul. The total investment of both properties is €17 million.
Over the past 12 months, REDEVCO Belgium, in consultation with the relevant bodies of the city of Ronse, completely modernised the outdated site to produce a commercially alluring and consumer-friendly complex. Retailers such as Vanden Borre, Sportsworld and C&A occupy the additional shops created. The actual building work, which included a complete reconstruction of the car park, infrastructure, green areas and façades, took some seven months. The result is a high-quality, attractive and safe retail park for the city of Ronse. The project was carried out in cooperation with architects M. & J.-M. Jaspers J. Eyers & Partners. The new-look Shopping Plaza has a total retail surface area of 18,000 m².
The commercial complex in Hognoul offers over 13,000 m² of shopping space and is fully let. Tenants include names like Brico, Krëfel, AS Adventure, Broze, Aubert and Escapade. REDEVCO Belgium worked closely with the municipality of Awans and the Walloon Region on this successful redevelopment. REDEVCO and IKEA had signed an agreement in the late 1990s to expand the Hognoul site to accommodate a new store for the Swedish retailer and to develop the existing complex.