Three completions and one start of construction at ING Real Estate Development (NL/DE/FR)

This week, ING Real Estate Development celebrates the completion of projects in Germany, France and the Netherlands as well as the start of construction of the iconic new Film Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Film Museum

The Delugan Meissl-designed Film Museum in Amsterdam.

Menno Maas, Chief Executive Officer of ING Real Estate Development said: "September starts off on a very positive note for ING Real Estate Development. Three showcases of our strengths in retail development and urban transformation are delivered to the market this week: the shopping center Les Champs, St. Brieuc (France) and the mixed-use schemes CAN Phase 1, Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Bahnhofsplatz Blankenese, Hamburg (Germany). Moreover, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new national Film Museum, the icon in our large-scale area transformation Overhoeks in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) will take place on Friday."

The Blankenese Bahnhofsplatz project created a new center for the upmarket Blankenese district of Hamburg around its historic railway station. The mixed-use project includes eight new buildings and the renovated railway station, totaling over 22,000 m², roughly one-third retail, one-third office and one-third residential. This new local center offers a wide range of shops, excellent transport links and a superb infrastructure. Anchor tenants are major retailers Rewe and Penny, Heymann Bücher, Dat Backhus, LeCrobag, Stilke and Hamburger Sparkasse. The center also offers the local authority's customer service point and a medical center. The residential apartments have been designed as senior housing and are let long term to the Martha Foundation. Blankenese Bahnhofsplatz was co-developed with Pirelli RE Deutschland.

The Les Champs shopping center in St. Brieuc not only connects the historic city center with the railway station but also creates a pedestrian loop with the existing retail offer. The 11,500-m² center offers an exciting mixture of 25 boutiques in the domains of fashion – including international brands like H&M, Street One, New Yorker – health and beauty, culture and leisure, gastronomy as well as a supermarket. Designed by architects Reichen & Robert & Associés, Les Champs has been developed by ING Real Estate Development and Spie Batignolles Immobilier. The investor is the ING Retail Property Fund France Belgium.

CAN Phase 1 adds 8,600 m² of retail space to an existing shopping center Boven 't Y in Amsterdam which is undergoing a transformation to a fully-fledged urban center from its suburban roots. All retail units have been successfully sold to Investore Prime Retail. The scheme also includes 40 residential units for housing corporation Ymere and a multi-story car park with 800 spaces. CAN Phase 1 was designed by Heren5 Architecten, Amsterdam.

Marking its importance as one of the country's major cultural institutions, the Dutch minister for Culture and Education performs the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Film Museum in Amsterdam. The new museum building will be the centerpiece of the Overhoeks project, a 20-hectare mixed-use area transformation close to the city center. Austrian architects Delugan Meissl, who produced the stunning Porsche Museu

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