A Spanish holiday hotspot that is popular with Brits is set to get a brand new £515million shopping complex.
The 175,000 square metre development is planned for the Costa del Sol and if it receives final planning permission, it will be built close to Torremolinos.
And it will feature a whole range of shops as well as 70 restaurants, two hotels and even a concert venue.
An artist’s impression of the 175,000 square metre development, which is planned for the Costa del Sol and if it receives final planning permission, it will be built close to Torremolinos
The company behind the project is Intu, which owns a number of shopping centres in the UK including the Trafford Centre in Manchester and Lakeside in Essex.
Intu says the new Spanish development will bring together the ‘best in leisure, retail, dining, hotels, events, conferences, sports and well-being whilst all set among beautiful public spaces.’
Among the leisure attractions planned are a wave pool, an aquarium, a climbing wall and a circus venue. There will also be a congress centre.
While outside the complex, there are also plans to create 12 different neighbourhoods, alongside 250,000 square metres of parks and gardens.
Intu has also said it will hire unemployed locals as part of giving back to the community as well as making sure the complex is sustainable by using at least 20 per cent of materials that have been recycled.
The company behind the project is Intu, who own a number of shopping centres in the UK including the Trafford Centre in Manchester and Lakeside in Essex
The company already has two shopping complexes in Spain in Xanadú and Zaragoza and there are plans for more in Valencia, Vigo and Palma.
News of the new shopping complex comes as visitor numbers to the resort of Torremolinos have soared recently.
A multi-million-pound refurbishment of many of the Spanish town’s major hotels has helped to produce the best tourism figures for 10 years, with almost one million visitors recorded in 2018.
The average daily rate of a hotel room in Torremolinos has grown from 91.30 euros in autumn 2015 to 108.90 euros this season, an increase of 19.3 per cent. In 2016, it was 91.90 euros and in 2017, it was 103.30 euros.