Design work is now progressing on the high-profile regional ‘Siódemka’ shopping centre, following the recent acquisition of developer New Europe Property Holdings by private equity investment group Bridgehouse. Broadway Malyan is to deliver the detailed design for the centre, including interior design and branding.
The 224,458m2 site will have a gross leasable area of 67,000m2, served by 1,800 parking spaces. The fully-enclosed 40,000m2 shopping mall will include 110 retail outlets and a themed food court.
There will also be a 27,000m2 park, with 15 retail warehouse units, and a motorway service area with a fuel station and restaurants, to serve one of Poland’s busiest summer holiday routes.
Sustainability is a key factor in the design, with green spaces included in the centre, natural light maximised, and the inclusion of ground source heat pumps.
The practice’s Warsaw-based design director Robert Kaminski said: “The delivery of the concept design is the result of close partnering between our global team of diverse expert designers and the client, as well as the wider project team, which we are jointly managing with the overall project manager.
“We will now progress the design, to deliver a scheme that will be of regional significance in northern Poland, of a scale that will raise the profile of Elblag, and exemplify the current wave of innovative retail development in the Poland’s smaller cities and regional centres.”
Lech Jeziorny, planning co-ordinator at New Europe Property Holdings, said: “The project has received the full support of the city of Elbl...g, as well as many other public authorities and local interest groups. The development of Siódemka will be combined with the construction of a junction that is essential to Elblag.”