Les Terrasses du Port, Hammerson’s new retail and leisure scheme in Marseille, will open to the public on 24 May.
The 61,000 square metre scheme with 190 stores and restaurants is Hammerson’s first retail development in France.
The scheme which is 97 per cent let (by income) brings over 30 new brands to the city, including Ted Baker, Uniqlo and Citadium. Parisian department store Printemps opens its first new store in 30 years as the scheme’s anchor retailer, and the retail line-up includes a mix of high-end brands such as Michael Kors and Hugo Boss, and well known fashion staples such as Superdry, Zara and H&M.
The ground floor of the scheme features La Grande Halle, which includes 20 kiosks, designed in the style of an indoor food market.
Part of the centre’s ground floor level also acts as the passenger terminal for the passenger ferries to Corsica and Sardinia which transports around 600,000 passengers a year.
The scheme represents a GBP400m investment by Hammerson, and is a major part of the EUR7bn urban regeneration project Euroméditerranée, which is transforming Marseille by providing new offices, retail, residential units and public space.