Orchid Developments Group has agreed a letting with France’s largest retailer, Carrefour, to anchor one of Bulgaria’s largest retail scheme.

Carrefour has agreed to take a 100,000 sq ft on a 30 year lease at the AIM-listed developer’s Grand Mall Varna, from when the scheme reaches practical completion in the fourth quarter of 2009.

The retail element of Orchid’s 2m sq ft scheme, close to the black sea, is expected to total approximately 800,000 sq ft, with the remainder developed as offices and residential.