Les Grands Prés shopping center in Mons (Mons) has been expanded by Foruminvest, in cooperation with City Mall, to 16,000 m2. Including the new IKEA one of the largest retail sites in the Benelux with 109 stores and a total area of over 100,000 m2 has been created. The new IKEA of approximately 35,000 m2 opened earlier this year its doors. Now the 22 new stores in late August are opened, it is expected an increase in footfall from 5.5 million last year to 8 million this year. Among the new stores, there are many famous brands such as H & M, Celio, Superdry, IKKS, Flying Tiger, Intersport and Desigual. “Since Foruminvest opened Les Grands Prés in 2003 the site’s surface now almost tripled. Anno 2016, the entire complex has about 101,000 square meters of shopping. This is in terms of retail space, the biggest player in the Benelux “, says managing director Axel Ceusters from property manager SCMS Ceusters. Both the existing center as the extension are an investment of Union Investment Real Estate.