The Shopping Promenade Claye-Souilly is a retail and leisure precinct currently under development in Claye-Souilly commune, north of Paris. Credit: Chapman Taylor.
The Shopping Promenade Claye-Souilly will house 45 shops. Credit: Chapman Taylor.
The medium-sized shops will accomodate sports, culture, home, and DIY outlets. Credit: Chapman Taylor.

The Shopping Promenade Claye-Souilly is a retail and leisure precinct under development in the Claye-Souilly commune in Paris, France. The project is being developed by Frey Group, a French real estate investment firm.

Preliminary construction work at the project site began in November 2017, followed by the main construction work in April 2018. The project involves the construction of a shopping centre and a new road junction from the N3 national road to the shopping centre.

Scheduled for 2019, the opening of the shopping centre was delayed until March 2021. It is estimated to attract up to six million visitors per year.

Shopping Promenade Claye-Souilly location

Shopping Promenade Claye-Souilly is situated in Claye-Souilly in the Île-de-France region, north Paris. The project encompasses 46,000m² with a gross leasable area (GLA) of 40,000m².

The site is located in a premium shopping area that is also home to the Carrefour hypermarket in Paris.

Shopping Promenade Claye-Souilly details

The entire development is spread over approximately 12ha. Shopping Promenade Claye-Souilly will offer a mixture of shopping and leisure areas, including 45 shops and up to eight restaurants. The shopping centre will also be equipped with a parking area for 1,450 vehicles.

The medium-sized shops will house sports, culture, home and do-it-yourself (DIY) product categories retail stores. Some of the brands available at the mall include Ayako Sushi, Intersport, Au Bureau, Factory & Co, Coif and Co, and Burger King.

The 9,000m2 leisure section of the shopping centre will include a cinema theatre, bowling space, a Laser Quest, a fitness room, and an adventure park. The cinema theatre will include three screens with a total of 387 places.

An indoor go-karting facility, along with a nature path to the nearby forest and a nearby educational farm, will also be located at the site.

Shopping Promenade Claye-Souilly green spaces

Apart from being a commercial establishment, the retail and leisure precinct also focuses on retrieving the forest of Claye-Souilly.

The development of the Shopping Promenade has been planned to open up the nearby Claye-Souilly regional forest, formerly inaccessible due to the acquisition of the Morfondé pitches by the French Football Federation (FFF).

An agreement was reached between the Municipality of Claye-Souilly, the Agence des Espaces Verts of the Île- de-France region and Frey Group to include technical access for vehicles like logging trucks for the maintenance of the forest. The agreement also included a provision for public access.

The project will eventually connect the forest with Canal de l’Ourcq and the Shopping Promenade, including tree climbing routes. The nature isle in particular has a total of 1,285 trees planted along its course.

The green area encompassed in the project planning involves 77,000m² of green spaces including valleys, meadows, groves, maples and pines with 16,878m² of green roof area. A 35-year-old, 15m-tall oak tree from Germany has been planted at the heart of the shopping centre.

Transport accessibility

The Shopping Promenade Claye-Souilly will be connected to the Route National 3 (RN3) by an interchange. The construction works for the road junction access to RN3 began in 2018.

A cycle path is being created to connect the Bois-Fleuri district to the leisure area of the shopping centre.

Contractors involved

The architectural design was provided by the Paris studio of Chapman Taylor, a global leading architect and master planner.

Belgian independent design studio Brainjuice provided audit, programming branding, graphic design, interior design and signage for the project.