Zara and H&M choose Entre Deux in Maastricht (NL)

The work-in-progress inner city location, Entre Deux, is becoming increasingly appealing to retailers. The contours of the future shopping area are now clearly visible and the highest point will be reached in April. The developers recently signed a lease contract with three new fashion outlets in Maastricht, namely, Hennes & Mauritz, Zara and New Yorker.

The joint venture consisting of Multi Vastgoed (formerly known as AM Vastgoed) and 3W is redeveloping the Entre Deux shopping area. The area is located in the core Maastricht shopping centre between the Markt and Vrijthof. The covered shopping street with its surprising play of levels and open architecture will re-establish the architectural relationship with the surrounding historical buildings.

Entre Deux will consolidate Maastrichts position as an (inter national shopping centre with approximately 12,000 m of shopping space, catering facilities and more than two hundred (private) parking spaces. The new shopping area will serve both as a connecting axis (between Markt/Spilstraat and Vrijthof/Grote Staat) and a destination for visitors who would like to linger a little longer. The high-quality fashion and design stores, both of national and international origin, supplement the smaller special interest shops and consolidate Maastrichts retail supply with a warm and inviting atmosphere.

The Dominican Church adjacent to the project is also being restored and will form a character-rich future location for an innovative bookshop with forum function to be run by publishing house Boekhandelsgroep Nederland. The combination of shops, bookstore with forum function, luxury apartments, and grand café with terrace in the monument building on Dominicanerplein jointly render Entre Deux an important component of Maastrichts core shopping area.

The project will be opened in September 2006.

The investor is Fortis Vastgoed Beleggingen. The concept was designed by T + T Design in Gouda. The architect is Arn Meijs Architecten of Maastricht, and the interior consultants are Exner Architects from Denmark.

Source: Multi

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