Schlosshöfe Oldenburg: New city-center attraction opens today (DE)

Oldenburg's new city-center attraction celebrates its premiere: on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at 8 am, the new Schlosshöfe shopping center located in the center of the university city opens its doors after a construction period of around two years.

Schlosshöfe Oldenburg

Schlosshöfe provides a sales area of approx. 12,500 m².

Distributed over three floors, a branch mixture tailor-made for the city and the Weser-Ems region is presented by around 100 specialist stores, cafés, restaurants and service companies.

A culture lounge with roof terrace and open-air gastronomy is also part of the concept. It is to be open from May for exhibitions, readings, theater productions and receptions.

Schlosshöfe provides a sales area of approx. 12,500 m², as well as more than 900 m² of office space and approx. 430 parking spaces. More than 450 people will work in the center. Investment partner for the €115-million project is a BAT pension fund and the ECE group.

Long-term management of Schlosshöfe is realized by ECE, who also developed and planned the project. More than 700,000 people live in the catchment area.

Lord Mayor of Oldenburg, Prof. Dr. Gerd Schwandner: "Oldenburg is dynamically growing and is becoming more and more urban and modern. This is also noticeable in the city center. The Schlosshöfe center is architectonically attractive and supplements the city with many strong offers. This perfectly meets out city's development."

ECE CEO Alexander Otto: "With an individual concept, Schlosshöfe is tailor-made for Oldenburg. It will sustainably strengthen the attractive power of the complete city center."

The sales areas of the new Schlosshöfe center are completely leased out. Two-thirds of all shop concepts are new in Oldenburg. Apart from national and international chain operators, also many local and regional specialist stores are enhancing the range on offer. The fashion providers include the trend labels Desigual from Spain, Gina Tricot from Sweden and Vila Clothes from Denmark.

Further tenants are a Rewe grocery store, Intersport Voswinkel, a dm drug store, Deichmann shoes and a Thalia book store. The local and regional specialist stores include jeweler Hespe, bakery Janssen, the ice cream parlor De Martin at the Schlossplatz square and Knollis-Spielwaren toy store from Braunschweig.

As contribution to environmental protection, Schlosshöfe provides a sophisticated natural ventilation system – electric cooling is not necessary in the complete mall. Moreover, illuminants of the latest generation and certified green electricity are used. Thus, around 50 tons of CO2 can be saved per year.

Source: ECE

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