Galeria Inno and Delhaize at Royal Hamilius
(CS/DL) Confirming previous reports, developers of the Royal Hamilius site on Thursday said that Galeria Inno and Delhaize are among the stores to set up shop at the refurbished site.
Since March 1, the Aldringen car park is closed and the demolition of the current structures at the Royal Hamilius site is to begin shortly, during the second half of the month.
Developer Codic also confirmed that Galeria Inno would open a department store at the site. The company is part of Germany's Galeria Kaufhof GmbH, representing its Belgian business branch, where it runs 16 deparement stores.
Additionally, a Delhaize supermarket will open at Royal Hamilius.
Codic also said that another large store selling books and electronics would be part of the redevelopment of the site. This could possibly be a Fnac; however, no final confirmation was given at Thursday's press conference.
The buildings near the Grand Rue will be demolished first. Demolition is set to be completed at the end of 2015, with construction to begin next year.
At the northern tip of the complex a so-called Sky Garden roof terrace will be accessible to the public, with a restaurant offering views over the capital.
A glass ceiling will flood the interior of the mall with light.
It is hoped that Galeria Inno and a new underground car park will open its doors at the start of 2018, while the supermarket is expected to welcome customers from February 2019.
In total, the complex will offer a surface area of 36,000 square metres, with 17,000 square metres bookmarked for shops, restaurants and cafés. Some 10,000 square metres will be turned into office space, while 73 housing units will stretch over 7,500 square metres. Another 2,500 square metres will be turned into public squares.
The Royal Hamilius apartments will run along Rue Aldringen and around the new Place Hamilius, an open square, which is hoped to become a new meeting point in the cente of town, similar to Place d'Armes and Place Guillaume II.