The owner of the former V&D in the Eindhoven city centre wants to invest EUR15 to 20 million in the building.
The pension fund, Pensionfonds Metaal & Techniek (PMT) is the owner of the building on the corner of Rechtestraat and Vrijstraat. The plan is to make the building a real eye-catcher in the city centre, according to the local newspaper, Eindhovens Dagblad.
The plan entails a large shop, of maximum 6 000 square meters, on two or three floors. Apart from that, there will be room for three more shops on the ground floor. The possibility of adding more floors is currently being looked into.
For the last few months, an architect has been working on an impression of how the new commercial site could possibly look in the future. In the provisional design, the current façade will make way for a glass façade.
How the building will look on, as well, the inside as the outside and who will be the new occupants of the building will hopefully become clear in 2018, says owner PMT. It had been the plan that the department store, Hudson Bay, would have a store in the building but that deal broke down last year.