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
At the end of 2018, the offer of housing units in newly finished apartment buildings in Bratislava hit a low since 2002-2005, when this market started developing in Slovakia. This resulted in an increase of average prices of apartments.
The iconic building of the British retail chain Tesco department store in the centre of Bratislava has changed hands. The new owner of the building is the Mirage Shopping Center company of Žilina-based businessman George Trabelssie. Since 2016 the retail chain Tesco has sold five department stores across Slovakia. Trabelssie, who is close to former chair of the Slovak National Party (SNS) Ján Slota, acquired Tesco department stores also in Nitra and Žilina, the Hospodárske Noviny business daily reported. Tesco will continue to operate in the building on Kamenné Square as it will rent the premises.
The reconstruction of the Park Inn by Radisson Danube hotel in Bratislava has become the ugliest new building constructed between the years 2011 and 2018. As much as almost one third of 1002 participants in a survey organised by the website Trend Reality of the economic weekly Trend voted for it. The weekly launched the survey in early December. Its goal was to start a discussion and hold up a kind of mirror to developers.
Prices of apartments grew at a two-digit pace in Slovakia in 2018. The average price of an apartment increased from €1,479 per square metre to €1,655 per square metre during the first 11 months of 2018. This means an increase of €176 per square metre or 11.9 percent, Vladimír Kubrický, analyst with the Real Estate Union, told the TASR newswire.
Bratislava’s Old Town has gotten a new square. It is part of a new office-residential complex called Blumental, built by the development company Corwin. It is flanked by streets Mýtna and Radlinského and interconnects with them. It was named after mediaeval King Matthias Corvinus, Matej Korvín Square.
Bratislava is scheduled to get a new landmark within a few years. The developer J&T Real Estate (JLRE) has obtained a development permit for the project of extending Eurovea on the Danube embankment. Included is the 168-metre high Eurovea Tower, the first building in Bratislava that meets the latest criteria for being called a skyscraper, i.e. higher than 150 metres. The residence tower will have 47 storeys and have almost more than 380 residential units. The project will add 84,000 square metres of retail premises to the existing ones in the first phase of Eurovea, the Hospodárske Noviny wrote.
The Saudi-Arabian company Sisban has started building a brand new logistics park near the village Chocholná-Velčice in the Trenčín Region. Sihoť Park will spread over 160,000 square metres, while investments are projected at €50 million. This is the company’s first investment in Slovakia, the TASR newswire reported.