Lillenium, the future shopping center by Lille developer Vicity, was presented at MAPIC 2017 and will host from 2019, six million visitors on 42,000 m2 dedicated to shopping.
Draped in white concrete, with the beautiful silver signature Lillenium, the spectacular building designed by the architect Rudy Ricciotti, Grand Prix National d’Architecture, will make of the Lille metropolis the first commercial destination in Europe.
At the heart of the Paris-London-Brussels triangle, this 42,000-square-meter jewel designed by Malherbe Design will be an invitation to a unique shopping experience. The six million annual visitors expected will find the best of fashion, lifestyle, leisure, design and fooding.
The third national economy
The Lille Metropolis currently represents the third largest economy behind Greater Paris and Greater Lyon (GDP: € 48 billion). The sixth largest city in France is also the second largest city in terms of head offices (80 headquarters of companies with more than 500 employees, 15 headquarters of international groups, 350 companies with more than 200 employees). The metropolis is the second largest regional office market and the second largest university center in France with 100,000 students.
Initiated by Lille’s independent developer Vicity, Lillenium is a € 140 million operation whose opening is scheduled for autumn 2019. This future giant shopping center will be one of the major players in the region in terms of jobs and a great accelerator of renewal for the southern districts of Lille.
An attractive shopping destination
Open day and night, this attractive shopping destination with an exceptional design will bring together – around a 5000m2 Leclerc hypermarket – a hundred small and medium-sized shops, 12 restaurants sharing a 320m2 terrace, a Skybar and its panoramic roof top (the second in Lille after the Mama Shelter). Entertainment will favor science with a city of scientific recreation for children on 1260 m2, for the first time in a shopping center.
The offer will be complemented by a 140-room Hampton By Hilton hotel and 4,240 m2 of office space.
At the crossroads of all mobility (car, metro, bus, pedestrian and bicycle), Lillenium will offer a 3-level underground car park for more than 1,000 cars and 300 bikes places for an easy access to the 27,000m2 of surface dedicated to shopping, the art of living and leisure.
A Lillenium year rich in events
The 300 m frontage of the Lillenium shopping center will be seen by the 170,000 vehicles taking the Paris/Lille/Dunkerque axis every day. All the roads lead to Lillenium thanks to 3 direct accesses by the A1, A25, A22 highways, a TER and TGV station 15 min away, 16 bus lines (carrying 4.5 million passengers a year), 2 metro lines borrowed every year by 5 million people, with the station Porte des Postes, located at 150 m.
Appreciated by young shoppers, Lillenium will drive new fun and surprising experiences in a warm and friendly atmosphere.
In addition, the Lillenium year will be punctuated by ephemeral festive, connected, culinary, cultural, interactive, educational, collaborative events and many other innovative animations will surprise the visitors.