|The Galeria Kujawska scheme is scheduled to be completed in spring 2015|
Courtesy of ECE Projektmanagement
Developer ECE Projektmanagement Polska is planning to launch construction on a new major shopping center in Poland in spring next year. The company’s Galeria Kujawska mall will be built in Bydgoszcz, in Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivodship, and deliver 50,000 sqm of space.
The investment, whose value is estimated at €170 million, will be the largest shopping and entertainment facility in Bydgoszcz. It will also be the largest shopping center project that ECE Projektmanagement Polska has developed to date.
According to the company, there is already considerable tenant interest in the scheme, which will house 180 retail outlets. “Since the middle of this year, intensive work on leasing the space has been underway,” Rafał Pruba, leasing director at ECE Projektmanagement Polska, said in a statement.
He added that so far terms of cooperation have been reached for approximately 40 percent of the retail space in the development. “Our most important partners include some of the most appreciated fashion brands in the world and a recognized retailer of consumer electronics,” Mr Pruba said.
Earlier this year, ECE finished demolishing the buildings of the former ORTIS printing facility in Bydgoszcz that used to occupy the site on which the planned Galeria Kujawska project will be developed.
“We are planning to apply for a building permit in the first months of next year,” Leszek Sikora, development department director at ECE Projektmanagement Polska, said in a statement. The mall is scheduled to be completed in spring 2015.
ECE has been developing shopping centers since 1965. The company, which is known in Poland for projects including Galeria Kaskada in Szczecin, is currently involved in the development of 14 new malls across Europe.
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