On 22nd December 2016, the Clees company group received the building permit for the first construction phase of the City Outlet Wuppertal. This positive news puts the start of the outlet within reach. The first construction section "former federal railway directorate" will include approx. 10,000 m² rental area with probably up to 65 shops. The opening is planned for spring 2018.
Important hurdle taken
Alexander Clees, project manager of the Clees Company Group: "We are very pleased with this good and important news. This represents a significant step in the realisation of the leading German City Outlet in Wuppertal. The city of Wuppertal supports our project very constructively. As an investor, we will implement all the requirements with the same professionalism that is presented to us. "Johannes Slawig, City Director of Wuppertal:" The city of Wuppertal is making a strong contribution to the City Outlet Wuppertal. There is no doubt about this. In this respect I am very pleased that the building project has taken such an important hurdle. We will continue the good cooperation with the investor and all those involved in planning. "
City Outlet integrates historical architecture
Built in 1875, the building "Bundesbahndirektion" is the heart of the new City Outlet Wuppertal. For more than 140 years, the Federal Railway Directorate has shaped the cityscape of Wuppertal and is a protected monument. The characteristic architecture of the property will be maintained in the course of modernisation. The building is to be carefully revitalised and prepared for the new retail.
The tradition of the "Bundesbahndirektion"will also be accessible to visitors after its transformation into a modern commercial property. Even in the newly renovated inner courtyards, the historical supports are largely preserved and the prominent ceiling supports and the floor coverings allow the course of the original walls to be visible.
Construction starts in the first quarter of 2017
Construction of the first construction phase is expected to start in the first quarter of the coming year. Alexander Clees: "With this building permit, our timetable has become more concrete. In the construction planning procedure for the remaining two construction sections, we are working in close dialogue with the city, the public and the local retail. We are very confident to achieve good results in the coming months. "
he closer the realisation date, the greater the interest of potential tenants from the retail trade. Thomas Reichenauer, Managing Director of ROS Retail Outlet Shopping GmbH, the future Centre Management of the City Outlet Wuppertal, said: "The letting meetings with national and international fashion and lifestyle brands reflect the fact that we have a very good location package: the unique architecture of the outlet, Its unique inner-city connection as well as the attractiveness of the centre of Wuppertal are convincing arguments. We are on the right track not only from the construction side, but also in marketing. "
he City Outlet Wuppertal will be developed in a total of three construction phases. For the second and third construction phase, a development plan is being developed with public participation. After completion of all construction phases, the construction project will have about 30,000 m² of rental space and will be fully completed by 2020.