New shopping centre in Bratislava Bory Mall, located between the Lamač and Devínska Nová Ves districts, opened on November 13. The total investment of the project is more than €150 million, including the preparation of the land and construction. The main investor is financial group Penta.
The centre, designed by Italian architect Massimiliano Fuksas, houses 196 shops altogether, cafés and restaurants in an area of 54,000 square metres. There, visitors will find shops with clothes, sports equipment, electronics and books. Among the brands selling their products in the shopping centre are Italian Yamamay offering lingerie and underwear, Polish textile chain Sinsay and Skechers selling footwear. There will also be the first shop of Lego in Bratislava, the Hospodárske Noviny daily wrote back in October.
There is also the children’s world, supermarket, fitness centre, polyclinics and post office. The centre plans to open the outside playground for children, as well as 12 screening rooms, the TASR newswire wrote.
The Bory Mall complex also includes a small park with an open roof, with stools and tables placed under the trees. The park is however not yet open, the Sme daily wrote.
There are more than 2,400 parking spaces, as well as regular public transport. The city also plans to extend the tram rails to the shopping mall in the future, with the prospect to lead even to Devínska Nová Ves, Sme reported.
The construction of the shopping centre started in January 2013. It is part of the first phase of the project of new city borough Bory, which is divided into several parts: Bory Retail Zone, Bory Mall and residential section Bory Home.
For now, the Bory Mall project will be the last of such size built in Slovakia, Hospodárske Noviny wrote in October.
Caption: The interior of Bory Mall
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