PingProperties gets the final go-ahead for the redevelopment of Carnisse Veste shopping centre in Barendrecht

30-11-2023

PingProperties has now received the definitive permit under the Environment and Planning Act for Carnisse Veste shopping centre in Barendrecht. Now that the six-week period for objections has passed, the building plans can be rolled out. More than two years ago PingProperties began developing its business plan for Carnisse Veste with the aim of making the shopping centre future-proof. PingProperties is therefore delighted that it can now put its plans into action.

 

With the redevelopment of the shopping centre, space is being created on the upper floor for a new Lidl supermarket. There are already two full-service supermarkets in the shopping centre, but no discounter. Lidl makes a healthy and sustainable lifestyle affordable and accessible for everyone, something that is much needed in the wider Carnisselande district. Seven current tenants will be moving to other units in the shopping centre to make room for Lidl, which will occupy the space currently occupied by Kruidvat and Kruithof Optiek. The shopping centre will then be fully let.

 

‘Until now, the ground floor of Carnisse Veste was doing very well, but the upper floor was struggling with declining footfall and more and more vacant units. With the arrival of Lidl as the third supermarket and first discounter, a lot is going to change in Carnisse Veste shopping centre’, says Sander Rovers, investment manager at PingProperties. The supermarket will act as a crowd puller on the upper floor, together with the other current tenant and popular store, Action. As a result, the busy flow of visitors will finally reach the upper floor as well. Other tenants on the upper floor will benefit and the shopping centre as a whole can look forward to a long and sustainable future.

 

A travelator will soon form the new link between the two floors and the basement car park. The shopping centre will then be an integrated whole, with everything accessible with a single shopping trolley. In order to create space for the moving walkway, the arcade on the ground floor will be extended to where the old escalator stood. The layout of the car park will be altered accordingly, which will also improve safety in the car park. A small extension will be added to the supermarket for a canteen and internal systems. Deliveries will be made via the existing internal delivery lanes which will keep noise and inconvenience to a minimum.

 

All the work will be done in phases and the centre will remain open and accessible to the public as usual during the entire renovation period.

 

About Lidl
As part of the Schwarz Group, Lidl is one of the leading businesses in the food sector in Europe. The organization currently has more than 12,000 stores and 200 distribution and logistics centres in 31 countries.

 

Lidl opened its first stores in the Netherlands in 1997. Lidl Netherlands has now grown to become an organization with around 440 stores throughout the country, and a webshop for non-food products. Under the motto ‘Big on quality, Lidl on price’, Lidl offers a responsible range of food and non-food products that are selected with consideration for people, animals and the environment.

 

Lidl makes a sustainable and healthy lifestyle affordable and accessible for everyone. At Lidl, customers automatically choose a more sustainable product. As a future-proof organization, Lidl makes sustainability an integral part of its business practice: it builds sustainably, reuses residual streams and tackles food waste. Lidl wants the best for its customers and the world around it; today and in the future. That is why Lidl is committed to increasing its positive impact and reducing any negative impact on society and the environment, working together with its suppliers, staff, partners and customers. For further information about Lidl’s sustainability policy and initiatives, go to www.lidl.nl/duurzaamheid.

 

PingProperties’ convenience retail strategy
PingProperties invests in convenience retail in district shopping centres. It believes in a strategy with a strong mix of tenants focusing on a constant exchange of people, goods and services. Concentrating on a more complete range for day-to-day shopping, together with strong chain stores focusing on complementary offerings, local heroes and public amenities, will lead to a better-performing shopping centre. Maarten Matze, CIO of PingProperties: ‘With this strategy our organization anticipates a huge growth potential for Carnisse Veste’.

Go back

News

08-02-2024

PingProperties welcomes Dirk supermarket in the covered shopping arcade in Stadshart Zoetermeer - Daily Plaza

PingProperties has recently acquired, on behalf of PingProperties Intercity I C.V., De Argonaut office building in Amersfoort. This office building with its iconic design is right next to Amersfoort intercity railway station and only ten minutes from the A1 and A28 motorways.

Read more

05-02-2024

PingProperties concludes new lease with discounter Iper Megastores for Passage Schiedam shopping centre

PingProperties has recently concluded a 5-year lease with the non-food discounter Iper Megastores for 700 m2 in Passage Schiedam shopping centre. Iper Megastores offers a wide range of day-to-day non-food products at competitive prices: from hand towels to attractive home accessories and from pet supplies to kitchenware and craft materials. The store will open in Passage Schiedam in the second quarter of 2024.

Read more

21-12-2023

PingProperties welcomes Dirk supermarket in the covered shopping arcade in Stadshart Zoetermeer - Daily Plaza

PingProperties is delighted to welcome Dirk supermarket in the covered shopping arcade of Stadshart Zoetermeer which is being transformed into a daily convenience centre with the name: Daily Plaza. The new supermarket forms part of the revitalization of the shopping arcade that is being transformed. Last Friday PingProperties obtained the irrevocable permit for the first phase of the shopping centre’s redevelopment (approx. 5,500 m² GFA). Dirk supermarkets has concluded a long-term lease for approx. 2,200 m². The aim is for Dirk to open its doors in the fourth quarter of 2024.

Read more
All news