Galeria Wiślanka, Credit: Mallson Group
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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction of Galeria Wiślanka is halfway through!

Construction of the first shopping and entertainment gallery in Żory - Galeria Wiślanka is underway. Construction works are carried out in accordance with the investment schedule. Activities related to the building's raw state have been completed. Currently, installation and finishing works are in progress inside the building. Soon it is planned to hand over the first premises to tenants. The opening of the Gallery is planned for the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2020.

Road works began this month, including the implementation of over 600 parking spaces for future customers of Wiślanka.

“Already at the architectural design stage, we paid special attention to the appropriate quality and number of parking spaces. Due to the location of the object around the city’s main thoroughfares, we are counting on high visibility of motorized customers and for the sake of their safety and convenience we pay special attention to communication solutions within the facility. In the current epidemiological situation, we are introducing additional elements that take into account the new rules of safety and hygiene at the facility. The safety and comfort of shopping for our future customers is a priority for the investor,” says Teresa Jonas,president of the board of Galeria Wiślanka.

The ongoing Sars-CoV-2 epidemic did not thwart the plans of the Main Contractor – Strabag, regarding the timely implementation of individual stages of the investment. Thanks to the introduction of appropriate and safe procedures, work on the construction site was not interrupted for a moment, and the number of construction workers (currently over 200 people are working on the site) will increase along with the takeover of premises and the process of adapting them to the needs of Tenants.

Galeria Wiślanka will employ over 500 people in approximately 80 commercial, service and entertainment facilities of various industries.

“For Strabag, the highest value is the health of our employees and subcontractors. Our reaction to Sars-CoV-2 was immediate. We have introduced restrictive rules and procedures that allow us to continue work safely,” says Dariusz Nazarko, Project Manager on behalf of Strabag.

“Commercialization of the facility is in progress. By the time before the pandemic, we had a very high level of signed contracts. Currently, despite the difficult market situation, we do not feel the slowdown in the work on closing the remaining lease agreements,” says Ewa Ściubidło, vice president of Mallson Polska.

Galeria Wiślanka offers 20,000 sq m modern retail space (GLA), where their stores will open, among others all brands from the LPP group: Reserved, Mohito, House and Cropp, as well as, among others: Diverse, Esotiq, Orsay, 4F, Quiosque, Greenpoint, Triumph, CCC, Rossmann, Empik, Smyk, RTV Euro AGD, home & you, and Pepco. Lidl will open its newest commercial concept, and on the first floor of the Gallery there will be the first multi-screen cinema in Żory: Helios and the modern concept of Kids Play. In addition to shopping, customers will be able to take advantage of the gastronomic offer. Wiślanka will be divided into two zones: on the ground floor there will be restaurants and Galeria stores, and on the first floor there will be a recreation and recreation zone with a cinema and an attractive playground for children.

Galeria Wiślanka is located in a very good location: right next to the intersection of the DK81 national road (colloquially called “Wiślanka”) and the provincial road DW 935, which forms the Żory bypass and leads to the A1 motorway. A convenient parking lot for over 600 cars will be built next to the gallery. A public transport stop is located in the immediate vicinity of the new facility. Over 750,000 people live within the reach of Galeria Wiślanka (source: GFK).

The investor of the gallery is Wiślanka S.A. The general contractor for the first shopping mall in Żory is Strabag, Mallson Polska is responsible for the commercialization.

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