27 March 2017 – Observatorio Inmobiliario
The Sambil Outlet Madrid was inaugurated on Thursday (23 March), it is a new shopping centre concept that combines fashion outlets with restaurants, leisure and other services. With a gross leasable area (GLA) of 43,500 m2, it is the largest outlet centre in Spain and the first European project undertaken by the Venezuelan group Sambil.
According to its developers, the total investment in the shopping centre amounted to €59 million and at the time of opening, it has an occupancy rate of 85% of the GLA. It contains 130 retail premises in total and has 2,400 parking spaces. There are plans to open charging points for electrical vehicles. Sambil Outlet Madrid will create almost 2,000 direct and indirect jobs.
Ricardo and Alfredo Cohen, Directors of the Sambil Group, participated in the inauguration ceremony. They stated that “our commitment to this market is serious and we will soon be exploring new avenues for investment in this country”.
Other attendees at the inauguration of the new centre included Javier Ruiz Santiago, Deputy Minister for the Economy and Innovation, María José Pérez-Cejuela, Director General of Trade and Consumer Affairs, both from the government of the Community of Madrid; Santiago Llorente, Mayor of Leganés; and a large number of councillors from the municipal corporation. Ricardo Fontana, Minister-Counsellor of the Embassy of Venezuela, also attended, along with representatives of the country’s main retailers.
The fashion space, which accounts for 51% of the total surface area, is home to brands such as Outlet from El Corte Inglés, For & From (Inditex group), Fifty Factory (Cortefiel group) and the Outlet Sport (Intersport group), amongst others.
The food area will house the largest Simply Hypermarket in the Community of Madrid. The leisure space will include a 12-screen Odeon cinema and the largest wind tunnel in Europe, the Hurricane Factory, which will open within the next few weeks. The restaurant section will include a Burger King, Foster’s Hollywood and Grupo Vips restaurants, amongst others. There will also be an area dedicated to services.
Original story: Observatorio Inmobiliario
Translation: Carmel Drake