Master Management Group will increase the size of its portfolio by taking on the responsibility for the lease of the new retail and service space in Stara Papiernia which will be created through the extension. Big changes await the center, which is to be enriched with new brands. The center’s range of food and services will also be significantly broadened and the mall will become even more integrated with the local community.
The extension will create a further 5,100 sq m GLA and will be carried out with the same high standard of architecture and materials as in the rest of the building. Stara Papiernia is in the very heart of Konstancin – Jeziorny and has a rich history. The old walls of the Królewska Fabryka Papieru paper factory from the 19th century were renovated and converted to create a unique retail center that opened in November 2002.
“We are very glad that we can play a part in the extension and renovation of Stara Papiernia because it is an exceptional retail centre and a unique space. As an owner and developer with a portfolio of ten different formats of retail and service centers, we know very well that the selection of the right tenant mix is key. Drawing on our experience we will make every effort to implement the retail concept created by us at Master Management Group in this unique setting that is Stara Papiernia as well as to meet the needs of shoppers,” explained Anna Polak, the leasing director at Master Management Group.
Stara Papiernia is a modern shopping center located within the historic, former industrial complex of the 18th century Royal Paper Factory in Konstancin-Jeziorna just outside Warsaw. It is the only retail and service center that is specifically designed for the needs and requirements of the inhabitants of Konstancin and nearby towns, including, among others, Piaseczno, Nadarzyn and Góra Kalwaria. The Stara Papiernia shopping centre has today 4,500 sq m GLA and comprises two multi-functional buildings with unique interiors and décor. It also has a shopping street layout characteristic of small towns and offering a rich range of retail and services, as well as a central square where cultural events, concerts and shows are held. Stara Papiernia also features a summer garden with a children’s play area, as well as excellent cuisine in the form of the Vincent summer café, the Bułka przez Bibułkę open air breakfast restaurant, and the Pomidoro pizzeria and restaurant.
The range of brands includes such sophisticated, high quality and well-known, popular brands as: Rossmann, Organic Farma Zdrowia, Biedronka, Kuchnie Świata, Batida, Inglot, Egurrola Dance Studio and dr Irena Eris. The centre has received many awards, including in Poland the prestigious Modernisation of the Year for 2002 in the public buildings category, and in 2003 it was awarded an EU Prize for Cultural Heritage at the Europa Nostra awards.