Although the project received the green light in January, the opening of the Lagoh shopping centre in 2019 and the rise of e-commerce have forced a rethink.
The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on retail has led to the definitive abandonment of the plans by the investment fund Orion and Wizink to build the Sevilla Park macro-shopping centre. The firms had been planning a large investment in the project, of up to €300 million, according to ABC Sevilla.
The idea to build this 150,000-square-metre shopping centre was originally conceived by the French fund Orion – Neinor’s largest shareholder – and the cultural promoter Octagon – which manages the former Palacio de Deportes in Madrid (currently the Wizink Center) – back in 2014. It was called Sevilla Park and was going to house a large auditorium with capacity for 20,000 people on a site owned by the port of Sevilla and the CLH group.