In February 2011, Hammerson acquired SQY Ouest in Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines in a 50:50 joint venture with Codic France.
Developed in 2005, SQY Ouest is a modern retail and leisure scheme located 20km to the south west of Paris. It is adjacent to the Espace Saint Quentin shopping centre, also co-owned by Hammerson.
The four-level shopping centre comprises 31,000m² and is anchored by UGC, one of the most successful multiplex cinemas. The remaining levels are currently being restructured.