Refurbishment of Créteil Soleil shopping centre near Paris under way

Chapman Taylor’s transformation of the Créteil Soleil shopping centre to the east of Paris is now under way.

The refurbishment, on behalf of Klepierre, will unite a new building with the existing centre, with the unified design establishing a strong brand identity and creating a relaxing atmosphere for visitors.

The elegant and contemporary redesign will provide a simpler and more efficient space configuration, enhanced vertical communications, improved and uncluttered sightlines and extra natural light. Large glazed façades will help to improve visibility to the shopfronts while serving to visually integrate the interior with the exterior realm.

A new leisure area will serve as a dynamic link between the restaurants and cinema, which will also benefit from improved and direct access to the subway. The central square will serve as a venue to host entertainment and exhibitions.

The aim of the redesign is to provide visitors with the highest quality of customer experience and to encourage them to stay longer.

Créteil Soleil was opened in 1974 and last refurbished nearly 20 years ago. The 124,000m2 GLA scheme is easily accessible via two motorways (there are 5,200 parking spaces), the Paris metro (direct access to metro line 8) and 10 bus routes.

Its 221 retail units, F&B and leisure offers and 12-screen UGC cinema attract more than 20 million visitors per year.

Mikel Barriola (B Arch Dip Arch ARB BEDA (Hons) COAM)

Group Board Director, Madrid

With a well-established track record, Mikel has experience on major projects across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America, with design expertise in retail, leisure, residential, hospitality and mixed-use developments.

Mikel joined Chapman Taylor in 1997 and became a Director of the Madrid studio in 2003. He joined the Group Board in 2020 and continues to take responsibility for the Madrid studio as Managing Director, including the direction and management of design, technical, financial and office administration.

Areas of expertise:

Masterplanning / Mixed-use / Urban Regeneration / Retail / Leisure

Mikel se incorporó a Chapman Taylor en 1997 y se convirtió en Director del Estudio de Madrid en 2003. Hoy en día es el Director General y tiene la responsabilidad de la dirección general del Estudio (diseño, parte técnica y financiera y administración de la oficina).

La experiencia que posee Mikel se extiende por toda Europa, Medio Oriente, África y Sudamérica siendo especialista en el diseño de centros comerciales, de ocio, viviendas, hoteles y proyectos de uso mixto.

Áreas de especialización:

Planes Directores / Uso Mixto / Regeneración urbana / Centros Comerciales / Ocio

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