More Than 1 Million People Visit Plaza Río 2 In <1 Month

13 November 2017 – Press Release

On its first two days of opening (20 and 21 October), the Plaza Río 2  shopping centre recorded its highest footfall figures, with 86,000 visitors on each day, taking the average entry rate to 6,000 people per hour. 

Plaza Río 2 expects to receive 1,500,000 visitors between Black Friday and 6 January 2018, which marks the end of the Christmas campaign.

The Plaza Río 2 shopping centre is taking stock of its performance since it opened on 20 October 2017. And it is doing so with a round number. In just over 20 days, it has broken the threshold of 1 million visitors. This data reflects the fact that the public like the wide range of possibilities on offer there.

During its first two days of opening (20 and 21 October), it recorded its highest footfall figures, with 86,000 visitors on each one of those dates, which represents a spectacular average entry rate of 6,000 people per hour. Plaza Río 2 opened on a date that was not particularly well suited to trading, given the weather, which makes the 1 million visitor figure even more impressive. If we look at the days of the week that have received the most footfall, Saturdays are the busiest day so far, followed by the bank holidays.

In terms of where the visitors are coming from, it must be said that they are arriving from both sides of the banks of the Manzanares River. Plaza Río 2 represents a breath of fresh air for the area from a commercial perspective and, moreover, has managed to entice people from other parts of the capital. In short, the new public is on the lookout for new leisure spaces. The managers of the centre are very happy with the results obtained so far and state that they hope to receive 1,500,000 visitors between Black Friday and 6 January 2018.

With 160 establishments filling its 40,000 m2 space, the centre managed by the property developer Sociedad General Inmobiliaria de España (LSGIE) offers a unique shopping experience that has been enhanced by a very interesting gastronomic proposal. The Mirador de Plaza Río 2, with the largest restaurant terrace in Madrid (3,000 m2), is home to 9 dining premises, catering for every culinary taste.

With an investment of €200 million and 100% of the stores leased before it opened, the centre has created 1,800 direct jobs and provided employment to 2,000 people during the construction phase. Moreover, it has managed to attract brands that are not typically found in shopping centres, such as the case of Victoria’s Secret, Armani Exchange and H&M Home.

Plaza Río 2 comprises 6 floors, 3 dedicated to shopping, 2 to parking and 1 to dining. Its modern, urban and state-of-the-art style has made it a commercial attraction for visitors to the Matadero and Madrid Río, as well as for residents of Usera, Arganzuela and Madrid centre. Natural light is the main protagonist of the building, which is equipped with the most advanced systems in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability. It has 35 bays for recharging electric vehicles and the building’s lights automatically adjust the intensity of the light they emit depending on needs.

The French property developer Sociedad General Inmobiliaria de España (LSGIE) has been responsible for undertaking this project, which represents its eighth shopping centre in Spain and its fifth in the Community of Madrid, after it first ventured into the capital in 1983 with Madrid 2 La Vaguada.

Original story: Press Release

Translation: Carmel Drake

Madrid’s ‘Plaza Río 2’ Shopping Centre Will Open Its Doors On 20 October

27 September 2017 – Press Release

The Plaza Río 2 shopping centre, which is located on the banks of the Manzanares River and opposite the Matadero of Madrid, will open its doors on 20 October.

The new shopping centre, in whose construction almost €200 million has been invested, spans a commercial surface area of 40,000 square metres. It will be one of the iconic shopping centres in the capital and will house up to 160 stores for large domestic and international groups.

Plaza Río 2 is a comprehensive and innovative alternative, thanks not only to its extensive retail, leisure and gastronomic offering, but also its privileged location inside Madrid’s urban perimeter.

This ambitious project has been integrated into the Madrid Río initiative, and is the result of a collaboration between the public sector and a private company to achieve a positive impact on local employment, in harmony with the local environment.

It is the first major real estate project from the Town Hall of Madrid’s current government and it will provide a strong economic boost to the area. Plaza Río 2 has generated approximately 2,000 jobs during the construction phase and, following its opening, will create 1,800 permanent roles. In addition, it is going to offer the perfect combination of leisure, entertainment, fashion, gastronomy and services for the inhabitants of the neighbouring districts of Centro and Ribera del Manzanares.

The opening of Plaza Río 2 will be accompanied by the inauguration of the Mirador de Plaza Río 2, the largest restaurant terrace in the capital, covering a surface area of more than 3,000 m2. Visitors will be able to enjoy spectacular views of the city from the rooftop, together with a varied gastronomic offering. It is regarded as the pinnacle of the Madrid Río project.

Plaza Río 2 has been designed by the architecture firm Chapman Taylor and will comprise three retail floors and a fourth dedicated exclusively to restaurants. Natural light will feature heavily throughout the centre and the building will be equipped with the most advanced systems in terms of energy efficiency and sustainability.

The project has been promoted by La Sociedad General Inmobiliaria de España (LSGIE), taking its portfolio of shopping centres across Spain to eight. LSGIE’s first centre was Madrid 2 La Vaguada, and since then, it has embarked on several others, including:

Plaza Loranca 2, Gran Vía 2, Plaza Norte 2, Gran Plaza 2, La Villa2, and Plaza Mar 2. For management purposes, LSGIE relies on the ‘Company for Shopping Centres in Spain’ or ‘Sociedad de Centros Comerciales de España’ (SCCE) which offers its services, knowledge and experience in this sector.

Original story: Press Release

Translation: Carmel Drake