07 Jun Mitiska REIM opens retail park with CO2-neutral building in Ninove
Mitiska REIM, the leading specialist investor in European convenience real estate, has today announced the opening of Ninouter, a retail park with a CO2-neutral building in operation in the Belgian city of Ninove, located 30 kilometers west of Brussels.
This new retail park has a gross leasable area (GLA) of 10,300m2 and comprises 6 stores, food-anchored by Jumbo and Lidl supermarkets, with other tenants JBC, Exterioo, JYSK and Molders providing a mix of everyday household items. Ninouter retail park is conveniently located near the N8 highway and is easily accessible by car and bicycle, offering 320 parking spaces and covered bicycle stands.
Designed to achieve a “Very Good” score on the BREEAM in-use scale, Ninouter incorporates a number of sustainability initiatives to give it the status of a CO2-neutral building in operation. The entire roof area is covered by 2,500 solar panels which have the capacity to generate 1.2 MWp, equivalent to the electricity consumption of 300 families and leading to annual savings of more than 350 tonnes of CO2. Charging points are offered for electric vehicles and LED lighting is used throughout the retail park, rainwater is used by the shops and parking spaces are designed to be permeable to allow rainwater to be buffered.
Jan Du Bois, Investment Director of Mitiska REIM, comments: “We are proud to open another retail park with CO2-neutral credentials and to also bring new shopping infrastructure to the city of Ninove. As consumers have become more time-poor, they have also become more value-oriented in their shopping and are increasingly choosing retail parks for their daily convenience needs. We expect the combination of convenience, essential shopping and value for money offered by Ninouter to be very popular and expect to attract 1 million visitors annually to the retail park.”