Shopping Promenade Coeur Picardie wins 2018 “Best Retail Park” award from the French Council of Shopping Centres

Frey Group has won the 2018 CNCC (French Council of Shopping Centres) “Best Retail Park” award for the Chapman Taylor-designed Shopping Promenade Coeur Picardie in Amiens.

The awards ceremony took place on 5 June, as part of the prestigious SIEC 2018 retail and real estate exhibition in Paris.

The 40,000m² Shopping Promenade Coeur Picardie is located in the commercial area of north Amiens, offering 32 retail outlets and eight F&B offerings, including well-known names such as Mango, Armand Thiery and KFC. A food space includes a locally popular bakery and butcher’s shop.

The new retail park also provides a free day-care section to entertain children between three and ten years old, as well as two large play areas for smaller children, so that their parents can enjoy the shopping experience.

Shopping Promenade Coeur Picardie has been a huge success since opening, surpassing the client’s expectations. More than 3.5 million visitors have been welcomed in the first seven months since opening.

Chapman Taylor was responsible for the design of this large and visually striking shopping and relaxation space, which creates a revolution in how French retail parks are conceived. Shopping Promenade Coeur Picardie represented an investment of €50 million in Amiens, creating 400 jobs for the region.

We are currently developing a second, similar type of retail park development for Frey Group near Paris – Shopping Promenade Claye-Souilly.

Congratulations to Frey Group and to everyone involved with the scheme for this well-deserved award.

Nicolas Guillot (Dip Arch DESA Registered architect ‘Ordre des architectes Ile de France’)

Director, Paris

Nicolas joined Chapman Taylor in London in 1998. He relocated to Paris in 2001 and is now the Director responsible for the general management and development of our Paris studio. 

With extensive design experience leading various projects from conception through to delivery Nicolas has managed large-scale projects across various sectors in both France and internationally.

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Masterplanning

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