Spanish property investment company NEINVER is planning to open a new shopping centre in Viladecans near Barcelona this Autumn under its The Style Outlets brand.
The Style Outlets now manages 10 centres across Spain, Italy, Germany, France and Portugal, with the new Viladecans centre its first in Catalonia.
Viladecans The Style Outlets is located 10 minutes from Barcelona’s city centre and 6 minutes from El Prat international airport and the Barcelona seaport and will provide a mix of stores, offering top domestic and international brands at discount prices.
Forecasts suggest 2.7 million people will visit Viladecans The Style Outlets in its first year of operation, of which about 20 per cent will be tourists. To encourage shopping tourism, NEINVER will provide a host of ‘add-on’ services including centre-wide Wi-Fi, meeting rooms, a multilingual tourist information point, a VAT refund office, and transport between the outlet centre and the city of Barcelona and the airport, plus amenities such as food, recreation and children’s areas.
With an investment of EUR80 million and the direct or indirect creation of 1,300 new jobs, Viladecans The Style Outlets is NEINVER’s sixth project in Spain, and will be built in two phases. In Phase 1, now under construction, the 19,800 sq m centre will have 100 stores and 1,700 parking spaces. Once the second phase is built, the centre will boast 26,500 sq m and 130 top-brand stores.
The commercial mix will include local brands, Spanish national brands and international labels, ranging from mass market to premium, in the fields of fashion, sport, footwear, accessories, decor and food service.