Adelsheim-based Haslinger Retail Real Estate Consulting is responsible for leasing the individual shops and acquiring potential tenants. Image: IPR Architekten
Development | Factory Outlets

From a Porcelain Factory to an Outlet Center

Seventeen years have already passed: In 2001, a small outlet center was built in the Upper Franconian town of Selb in the former manufacturing halls of the long-established Heinrich porcelain factory. The new Outlet Center Selb is currently under construction there.

The project is being developed and executed by the Saarbrücken-based Munitor Gruppe. Outlet Center Wadgassen has clearly demonstrated that the Saarlanders know how to awaken important industrial buildings from their slumber.

Patrick Müller, Managing Director of the Munitor Group. Image: Munitor Gruppe

“The citizens of Selb have realized that an outlet in Selb provides a real opportunity. Our plans have been received with great interest, anticipation, and excited expectation. We have also received full backing and support from the City Hall as well as the political authorities,” explained Managing Director Patrick Müller.

Adelsheim-based Haslinger Retail Real Estate Consulting is responsible for leasing the individual shops and acquiring potential tenants. The third project partner is Mannheim-based CRM – Center & Retail Management GmbH, which belongs to the Diringer & Scheidel Group.

CRM’s area of responsibility in Upper Franconia includes center and retail management, in particular. In addition, the development of concepts, the consultation of tenants, as well as complex services in commercial and operational management are included in the company’s field of activity.

 

Image: IPR Architekten

 

Close Proximity to the Border with the Czech Republic

Selb, with its 15,000 inhabitants, is located in northeastern Bavaria – in the inner-German border triangle that includes Bavaria, Thuringia, and Saxony. The Czech Republic is only five kilometers from that point. The traditional spa towns that are located in the West Bohemian spa triangle of Karlovy Vary, Mariánské Lázně, and Františkovy Lázně are only 70 kilometers away.

By the beginning of 2020, the existing outlet center will be renovated, in two stages, and expanded by nearly 70 percent of the retail area, from currently just under 7,000 sq m to approximately 11,800 square meters. Around 60 shops will attract customers from near and far. The experience will be complemented by a varied gastronomy offering.

During the first stage of the city center redevelopment, which is scheduled for completion by the beginning of 2019, the existing buildings will be converted, and the newly constructed areas will be available for use at the beginning of 2020.

Concurrently, the parking area will be increased by up to 12,000 sq m to accommodate around 2,000 parking spaces. In the future, the center will be linked to the city center of Selb and expanded to become one of the largest outlets in Germany.

 

Sign up for our ACROSS Newsletter. Subscribe to ACROSS Magazine.

Sign up for our ACROSS Newsletter. Subscribe to ACROSS Magazine.

Factory Outlets MORE

Outlet shopping on the way to the seaside?

Starting this May, Romania will have a second outlet center developed by Liebrecht & Wood at the Eastern exit of Bucharest.

Future Retail at Outletcity Metzingen

The designer outlet in the German state of Baden-Württemberg takes shopping to the next level across all channels. Managing Director René Kamm presents Outlet 3.0.

Taking a look at Germany’s first urban outlet center

The third construction stage of designer outlets Wolfsburg was completed in October 2018. This shopping destination serves all those who work nearby, all visiting for the day, and everyone who just wants to enjoy a meal in a lively atmosphere with additional restaurant options like “Frittenwerk” or “Dean and David”.

Joining Forces on a Project in Krakow

Cracovia Outlet is set to become the only new fashion and lifestyle center in the Polish city. Peakside Capital and the KG Group have recently reached an agreement on this matter. ROS Retail Outlet Shopping has been appointed as the management company.

Target: Southeastern Europe’s favorite shopping destination

IKEA Centres and Mutschler Outlet Holding AG have recently opened the first phase of Designer Outlet Croatia in Zagreb. In addition to its commercial shops and new theme, the outlet features a number of customer services, such as center information, strollers, free Wi-Fi, gift cards, mobile chargers, baby care facilities, an exchange office, chill out zones, terraces, and a future playground area.

“We do not limit ourselves to countries”

IKEA Centres has opened its second outlet center, the Designer Outlet Croatia. Project Manager Branko Mihajlov explains what criteria were – and will continue to be – applied when choosing locations.