“Les Grands Prés” in Mons nominated for the BLSC Awards 2016

‘Les Grands Prés’ in Mons has been nominated for the Shopping awards organised by the Belgian Luxembourg Council of Shopping Centres (BLSC), which will be presented in Brussels on 13th October.

This contest, which is held every two years, rewards developers who have excelled in their dynamism and originality in three categories: Shopping Centres, Retail Parks and Retailers.

For this 2016 edition, City Mall and its project ‘Les Grands Prés’ project in Mons were selected in the Shopping Centres category. An international jury composed of four members will reward the best nominee in each category with a Shopping Award, after visiting the different projects.

As a reminder, City Mall has opened two extensions at its Mons site this year, transforming ‘Les Grands Prés’ into the biggest commercial development in the Benelux (over 100,000 m²). IKEA opened its store in February, along with a dozen boutiques and an Atrium. Since mid-August, a retail park developed by IKEA as well as 16 new shops have been added to the site. For the first time in Belgium, the IKEA brand is now present in a shopping centre.

’Les Grands Prés’ in Mons now has more than 110 shops, employs 1,500 people and has 4,200 free parking spaces.