Construction of the Solivaria Shopping Park in Prešov has finally started after years of preparations and delays. The retail zone near to the bus and train station will offer 10,500 square metres of shopping area in the first phase, Trend Reality wrote.
The idea of a shopping centre in Prešov has been circulating for ten years but the crisis came and the project has been frozen for some time. Revival came one year ago when the ProjectConsulting company introduced new visualisations and preparation work.
“We are currently working on the first phase of construction,” stated Justína Janošková from ProjectConsulting, as quoted by Trend Reality.
The opening of the shopping centre could take place in the end of this year.
“The opening is planned for the end of 2017 or the beginning of 2018,” said J. Janošková, as quoted by Trend Reality.
The new project should include a coffee shop at the chimney. Brands like dm drogerie, Kik, Planeo elektro, Orion, Mountfield, Pet Shop, Mango and Springfield will become part of Solivaria. Food stores will include the supermarket, Fresh, with an area of 1,250 square metres, Trend Reality informed.
Solivaria Shopping Park is not the only shopping zone under preparation in Prešov. In November, the Eperia Shopping Mall should open, which will offer 22,000 square metres of shopping space. In the centre permits are being arranged by the retailer, Forum, Trend Reality stated.
Prices of apartments in Bratislava have increased to their highest level since the crisis, the real estate agency Lexxus has discovered. Based on its latest residential real estate analysis, Slovaks are prepared to pay still more for apartments. This is because they fear further increases in real estate prices as well as the impact of measures taken by the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS). These may worsen accessibility of housing for the middle classes from January.
Although Slovakia has so far been able to attract new investors, in the not so distant future it may have problems with the placement of further investments. The reasons for this are the steadily declining availability of labour, the very slow development of road infrastructure and the lack of readiness of land suitable for the development of industrial parks, according to Martin Varačka, director of the industrial real estate division of the real estate consulting company CBRE in Slovakia.
Foreigners coming to Slovakia to work for the manufacturing industry try to live as economically as possible. They often do not arrive with their families and only work for a short period of time.
The Apollo 1 business centre on Prievozská Street in Bratislava is suffering from stability problems and will be pulled down and replaced with a new development. The demolition should start in March 2018 and be completed by the spring of 2019. This time-line stems from the plans of its owner, the company Smart City Centre, published as part of the ongoing environmental impact assessment (EIA) proceedings. Demolition work is expected to cost about €3.1 million.
UNIQ Staromestská, a new office building in Bratislava’s Old Town, has successfully undergone demanding environmental certification. Only five months after getting approval for construction works, the project by the developer Cresco Group received the LEED Gold certificate.
Prešov, as the last regional capital, has finally gotten a bigger shopping centre. The Eperia Shopping Mall opened on Friday, November 24. During the first weekend about 70,000 people visited, the Trendreality.sk website reported.
Residential development Sky Park in Bratislava, one of the last projects of now deceased prominent world architect Zaha Hadid, will be bigger than originally planned. It will now have four instead of three residential towers. The fourth tower will be built on the neighbouring plot bought by the developer earlier this year. The extension is now undergoing an environmental impact assessment.