The project known as Roppenheim The Style Outlets has just entered a new stage as MAB Development and NEINVER announce the launch of pre-construction work on this outlet center. Work is due to start at the beginning of July 2010. It will include tracing out the first internal road works, building the site network, draining the plot of land, setting up the worksite and starting execution studies. The center is due to open during autumn 2011.
Mister Heimlich (President of the Community of Communes of Uffried) and Mister Rinckel (Mayor of Roppenheim) are delighted to see all the work, aimed at stimulating local activity and creating more than 600 new jobs, materialize after so many years.
Roppenheim The Style Outlets will contain roughly a hundred well-known services and brand outlet stores open all year round, with medium to up-market brands offering products from their previous collections at prices at least 30% lower than those available through traditional retail channels. Many French national and international brands have already expressed interest in setting up stores in this innovative project.
The only one of its kind, Roppenheim The Style Outlets is located 40 km north of Strasbourg. It will be designed as a traditional Alsatian village occupying a sales area of more than 23,000 m² with around 1,700 parking spaces. It will be easily accessible from the A35 motorway in France and the A5 in Germany. The centre will be completed with a 40,000 m² landscaped area including a lake, a brasserie and cafés. As Marc Vaquier, Managing Director of MAB Development France, points out, "Roppenheim The Style Outlets will be a substantial driver for local economic and tourist development".
Furthermore, Bárbara Topolska, Expansion Director of NEINVER, has said that "the excellent location and easy access to the centre will bring the outlet shopping experience to French and German clients".