Luxembourg is the European champion of retail spaces
With the Cloche d’Or, Royal Hamilius and Infinity shopping centres, 100,000 square metres worth of retail space have been added to the Grand Duchy within just a few months
In 2016, Luxembourg reached one million square metres worth of commercial space, yet there was no end in sight when it comes to new shopping centres popping up in the Grand Duchy and the Greater Region. Recently, the Cloche d’Or shopping centre opened its doors in 2019, with an impressive 130 shops spread over 75,000 square metres, as well as Muse in Metz (37,000 square metres and 115 stores) and B’Est in Farébersviller (55,000 square metres, 100 shops).
With the recent additions, Luxembourg now counts 1.2 million square metres worth of shopping centres, which makes it the European country with the highest number of commercial space per resident (169 square metres per 1,000 residents), followed by Belgium and Austria. It is, of course, worth noting that this amount is heavily influenced by the number of cross-border workers. Nevertheless, the contrast remains the same.