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
The prestigious architecture award Arch went to the Vallo Sadovsky Architects studio for the Nádvorie (Courtyard) project in Trnava involving reconstruction and extension of a set of historical buildings in the city centre.
After more than a 10 year break, construction work on the derelict skeleton of an unfinished shopping centre in Nitra will resume. The developer Living Park will rebuild it into a complex named Promenáda Living Park, combining shopping with housing. It has already obtained a construction permit, the SITA newswire reported.
Aupark, one of the first modern shopping centres in Bratislava, is to extend its premises. A new block, for which it has already obtained permissions, should add a new parking lot as well as extension of the retail area, the Trend weekly informs on its website dedicated to real estate.
The construction industry is a huge consumer of energy and generator of greenhouse gases. Thus, it is important to pursue green building to reduce these negative impacts. In Slovakia, green buildings and ecological construction make up 20-25 percent of all newly built real estate commented Martin Pribila, an expert in construction and green building in the discussion programme Tablet TV, hosted by the TASR newswire.
Despite geopolitical uncertainty and a slow down in the economic cycle, investment in the global property market has seen a significant rise of 18 percent year-on-year to a new record high of $1.8 trillion, up from $1.5 trillion in 2017. Cushman & Wakefield, which examines global commercial real estate investment activity, assessing cities by their success at attracting capital, came to this conclusion in their latest report.
Fewer than 3,000 new apartments are available on the market of new residential buildings in Bratislava, which is the lowest figure for the past two years. As demand for new apartments is still relatively lively, prices for new units continue to grow slightly, the TASR newswire cited the real estate agency LEXXUS.
The Austrian company Soravia has opened a new retail zone in Liptovský Mikuláš in northern Slovakia, the Retail Park Liptovský Mikuláš. It is 9,000 square metres and is the first investment by the Austrian developer outside Bratislava. The investment totalling €22 million has created 100 jobs so far.