Visitors will have a panoramic view from the 6th floor terrace once the department store opens
Photo: Galeries Lafayette
The next step of the Royal-Hamilius development project will soon be underway: the interior works of Galeries Lafayette are set to begin soon, so the upscale French department store can open by the end of 2019.
The announcement comes just over a year since the lease agreement was signed on 30 January 2018. It is expected that the interior fittings will take some nine months to be put in place.
Galeries Lafayette will enjoy a glass-covered atrium and be spread over six floors. It also takes central position in the real estate complex, with some 9,000m2 of floorspace, according to a press release issued by Codic, the developer of the project, on 28 February.
Once it opens, visitors will be able to visit a panoramic terrace on the 6th floor. The department store will be joined by FNAC, selling books and other media; Delhaize; and a Moma group-run rooftop restaurant.
Thierry Behiels, CEO of Codic, has said that the arrival of the complex, including the department store, means that “international brands will have a unique and qualitative opportunity to enter the Luxembourg market.”
Behiels stated: “Access to Royal-Hamilius is easy with the underground car park and the new tram and bus station at the foot of the building. Attendance by pedestrians in the city center, today at around 28,000 daily passersby, will be reinforced by nearly 20%, for the benefit of Royal Hamilius and the rest of the city center, thus supporting its attractiveness.”