In a time of financial crisis, it is a bold company that looks to the future and makes an investment in a new shopping centre but that is what Immochan España are doing on the Orihuela coast.
The new Zenia Boulevard shopping centre they are building is due to open its doors next November with leading brands such as Alcampo, Leroy Merlin, Decathalon, Norauto. Worten, Primark, Zara, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti, Stradivarius, Oysho, Bershka, Zara Home, C & A etc. taking up spaces; in all they expect 150 companies to show interest.
Immochan España have created similar facilities in eleven countries and currently have developed 312 shopping malls, 30 in Spain.
Occupying an area of 180,000 square metres, there will be parking spaces for 5,000 cars and 80,000 square metres of shopping at Zenia Boulevard.
The best news of all is that this new project will create 1,800 direct jobs and 3,000 indirect jobs for people in the area.
PS Forget the Habaneras, Thader and Ociopia, you can bet that Mrs W and our girls will want to visit this new centre regularly once it takes off. I just hope there will be a decent photography shop for me to browse in.