CURRENT PROJECTS, TRENDS AND STRATEGIES OF DEVELOPERS
Urbanization is a global mega-trend. Therefore, urban regeneration projects have become increasingly relevant. However, one has to consider quite a few things along the journey toward a successful mixed-used scheme. The most successful projects will be those that incorporates work, life, shop, play, and access to services at inner-city locations.
Shopping centers have been facing a growing number of challenges in the last few years, with many retailers failing to adapt quickly enough to competition from online retail platforms and changing customer habits that reflect new priorities and expectations. Chapman Taylor Group Board Director Jon Hale and Prague Studio Director Filip Pokorny examine how malls in CEE must adapt so that they can flourish in the coming years.
East Gate Mall in Skopje, North Macedonia, which features approximately 250 retail units, is scheduled to open its doors in fall 2021. Balfin Group Albania is responsible for the project.
As a result of the pandemic, Mipim took place later than usual this year. However, awards were presented, as usual. The award for “Best Mixed-use Project” went to Monopolis, which is owned by Polish company Virako.
Following an investment in the amount of 70 million euros, Supernova Ljubljana Rudnik has entered a new phase of development, becoming one of the largest shopping centers in Slovenia. The completion of all work is scheduled for the second quarter of 2022.
The shopping center and management division of Abu Dhabi-based Lulu Group International, Line Investments & Property LLC, boasts a portfolio of malls through the Gulf and India. +++ TribecaCity in Mauritius continues to rise up out of the ground, with good progress being made on the scheme’s basement levels. Benoy is delivering architecture, interior design and master planning for the 150,000 sq m project. +++ The Netherlands-based design firm MVRDV has released details about Glass Mural in Detroit, USA.
The opening of the largest inner-city regeneration project in Rotterdam in recent years, Forum Rotterdam, took place on September 24, 2020, with a small gathering and in full compliance with the current Covid-19 guidelines +++ Recently, the refurbishment of TresAguas has completed in the Madrid district of Alcorcón +++ Over the last few decades, Atrium Ljungberg has redeveloped Sickla, a suburb of Stockholm, from an industrial estate into a vibrant, living city district
Revitalization is absolutely essential when it comes to aligning retail locations with the “new normal”, emphasizes Christine Hager, Managing Director / Head of Shopping Center Asset Management at redos, in an interview with ACROSS.
Eduardo Ceballos, Asset Management Director Southern Europe & the Netherlands at Neinver, emphasizes the need for an outlet center in the economic heart of the Netherlands. Amsterdam The Style Outlets, which will open on November 26, 2020, will satisfy the need with an upscale proposition.
umdasch has developed an innovative “Liquid Dispenser” refilling system for Ecover for British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s.
Since the beginning of the year, Frank Pöstges-Pragal has been the Managing Director of the Hamburg-based First Christmas company, which is specialized in Christmas and holiday decorations. ACROSS talked with him about the challenges of the year 2020 and why Christmas can always provide a certain level of comfort, even in times of crisis.
Since VIA Outlets acquired Landquart Fashion Outlet five years ago, the occupancy rate has risen to a strong 96 percent. Center Director Mathias Bommer explains the measures that have led to this development.
The Swiss have a relatively large number of designer outlets at their disposal. A project that has recently been abandoned for good does nothing to alter the situation.
Recently La Torre Outlet Zaragoza was opened. This venture a joint project of Pikolin Group and GPA, managed by ROS Retail Outlet Shopping. The scheme’s concept of an open-air shopping destination complies with all the current safety measures.
Multi is currently carrying out several refurbishment projects within its portfolio, all of which center around the creation of spaces that are integral parts of their respective communities.
Eurovea, which opened its doors on the banks of the Danube River roughly 10 years ago, is one of the most visited destinations in Bratislava. The shopping center is currently undergoing expansion.
Recently, the Outlet Moscow was officially opened by Hines in the Russian capital.
Daniel Losantos has been the CEO of NEINVER for roughly five years. In an interview with ACROSS, he discusses the events of the last few months, the expected market consolidation, and the advancements of Amsterdam The Style Outlets.
ACROSS interviews Constantin Wiesmann, Director of Leasing, and Anna Laura Riemann, Senior Leasing Manager, responsible for Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier, of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) in Germany. They talk about current challenges in retail, omnichannel models, the future of the industry, and the Group’s key project, Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier.
Nivy Station is a special project. It represents a fusion of various functions into a single, deliberate concept that will provide Bratislava with a new airport-style bus terminal, more than 250 retail establishments, a fully-fledged gastronomic zone with a marketplace offering local farm products, and a green roof for active rest and relaxation. Thanks to the integration of the bus station and its overall location, this center will be a transport hub, suitable for all kinds of urban as well as regional mobility. It is situated in the heart of a dynamically developing business zone and is a neighbor to existing as well as emerging projects in the Nové Nivy zone.