ZENIA BOULEVARD shopping centre set new records last year, with more visitors than ever. More than 15 million shoppers visited the international mall during 2023.
Now in its 12th year since opening, the Costa Blanca's favourite retail venue recorded an 8.6% increase in footfall compared with the previous year of 2022. The summer months of July and August saw the highest traffic, with 1.8 million visitors in July and 1.7 million in August 2023.
The shopping centre has been undergoing a thorough renovation since March last year, with 18 million Euros invested in improving the local retail mecca with a cutting-edge design and a radical new image.
The renovation of Zenia Boulevard includes improvement of the facades, pavement and tiling, rest areas, and upper dining areas, as well as improvements to the children's play areas and facilities.
A helicopter could be seen lifting heavy equipment onto the shopping centre's roof earlier this week to install additional equipment for the solar electricity installation.
The management team foresees a 40% increase in the use of sustainable energy in common areas and a 10% to 15% reduction in water consumption, thanks to the installation of a micro water treatment plant. Works are expected to be completed by the end of March 2024.
La Zenia Boulevard improvements due for completion in March 2024
Cristina Ros, the Director of Zenia Boulevard shopping centre, said, “We are very proud to have reached a new record number of visitors. This data highlights that we are a unique point of reference, a meeting point where our visitors can enjoy unforgettable moments together.”
“We are convinced that 2024 will be a positive year for Zenia Boulevard since we will have completed this ambitious renovation project that will transform us into an innovative, modern, and very welcoming shopping centre.”
“My thanks go to all the people who visit us and trust in our management, and to the entire Zenia Boulevard team for the hard work, dedication, and the effort that has made it possible for us to get to where we are today.”
Located strategically on the Orihuela Costa, Zenia Boulevard is managed by Nhood España and owned by French commercial property developer Ceetrus Properties and CBRE Investment Management. The popular shopping centre first opened its doors in 2012.
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