De Kopermolen

​Location: Leiden

Client: Van der Vorm Vastgoed B.V.

Renderings: Soris A&V

Phase: Study

​De Kopermolen is a large indoor shopping centre in an environment that mixes living and working seamlessly. The shopping mall has a floor space of approximately 10 000 m² with over 40 stores and is the second-largest shopping area of Leiden. The retail offer is a combination of national, regional and local shopkeepers. The retail mix can rightly be referred to as varied. A fortunate side effect of this is that De Kopermolen is the go-to place for all your necessities. The shopping centre is located in the attractive catchment area of Merenwijk where loads of two-income households and families live.

Kopermolen is the economic and social heart of the neighbourhood. Not only is there a wide range of shops, but there are also all kinds of amenities, such as the
the health centre, church and library.
The appearance of the public space and the opportunities for meeting in the area around De Kopermolen. Greener, more modern and more fun!
The approach to shopping centre De Kopermolen and of the surrounding public space (including the Ketelmeerlaan) needs to improve this important place in the neighbourhood. It's getting greener, more modern and cosy. More possibilities are coming for a meeting, both outside and inside. Shops and neighbourhood facilities are being improved.
Besides, we are strengthening connections with surrounding neighbourhoods and functions in the plan area (community park, petting zoo, community centre). That's how it gets area around De Kopermolen a real beating heart of the Merenwijk.