Bouygues Immobilier is a leading private property developer in France and Europe, with 1,908 employees at 31 December 2017 and sales of €2,712 million in 2017. With 39 branches in France and four outside France, Bouygues Immobilier has nearly 60 years' experience in developing residential, corporate and commercial projects in more than 250 towns and cities. Bouygues Immobilier has a strong commitment to innovation and sustainable development and therefore seeks to provide better quality of life over the long term for all its customers by making their experience of the buying process and the use they make of the living spaces and services created for them as pleasant as possible. Bouygues Immobilier is the first developer to be certified ISO 9001 in France, NF Habitat HQE, and Top Employer France 2017, and to win the 2016 prize for the best customer relations awarded by the French Customer Relations Association (AFRC).
On 13 April 2011, François Bertière, Chairman and CEO of Bouygues Immobilier, inaugurated the Aqua Portimão shopping centre in the presence of Manuel Antonio da Luz, the Mayor of Portimão, Portugal.
Situated in the heart of Portimão on the Algarve (a favourite destination for holidaymakers), Aqua Portimão boasts 117 stores, 21 restaurants and a hypermarket.
Designed by architect firm Sua Kay, the project is strongly influenced by its surroundings. Thanks to the shopping centre’s prime location, it has been possible to create an entirely open central section comprising an inner plaza.
The three-level shopping centre has a total surface area of 47,250 m2 and comprises 1,800 parking spaces equipped with electric-vehicle charging ports.
With an occupancy rate of 94% on the opening day, the shopping centre hosts banners such as H&M, Primark, Massimo Dutti, Pull&Bear, Kiko, Seaside, and other besides, plus a Jumbo hypermarket (Auchan Group) spanning 11,750 m2.
Fitted with an Environmental Management System, Aqua Portimão hopes to obtain ISO 14001 certification in its very first year in operation.
The shopping centre was sold by Bouygues Immobilier to Klépierre and Generali Immobilier on a 50/50 basis. Management has been entrusted to Ségécé Portugal.
Representing an investment of €106 million, this large-scale shopping centre has led directly to the creation of 1,820 jobs in the region.