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.
While the share of the market held by rental apartments in the countries of the European Union is between 19 and 62 percent, in Slovakia it is only about 6 percent. This negatively affects labour force mobility and housing for young families and handicapped citizens, the Benchmarking Information Exchange Project has discovered. The Supreme Audit Office (NKÚ) in Slovakia participated in the project and focused on the comparison of support for rental housing between Slovakia and the Czech Republic and Austria where the share of rental apartments on the market is 21 percent and 42 percent, respectively.
Slovaks are increasingly interested in recreational real estate. The demand has increased by 20 percent over the last year. The most wanted properties are cottages near Michalovce in eastern Slovakia.
Healthy offices providing a sustainable environment in terms of energy, as well as their surroundings, are a world trend that has not skipped Slovakia. There are a number of buildings that have already received or are applying for the world-renowned LEED, BREEAM, WELL or Fitwell certifications. One of them is the Einpark office building in Petržalka, which – as the first in Slovakia – has successfully completed LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) pre-certification to the highest degree, Platinum.
The abandoned building of the former Lamač department store in Bratislava’s borough of the same name will return to life. The new owner, the investment group Dynastion, will revitalise it into the Karpatia centre. Apart from shops, it will house co-working offices and provide space for a youth community centre. The complex revitalisation of the building should start this autumn.
US real estate investment fund Heitman sold the Aupark Tower office building in Bratislava to the real estate fund of the investment bank Wood & Company in early June. The consultancy company CBRE, which mediated the deal, describes the transaction as the biggest on the Slovak office real-estate market for seven years. The price, however, was not disclosed.
While Bratislava already accommodates almost 30 shopping centres, another one is on the horizon. Macho Consulting, a company that has been devoted especially to residential projects in the past, will build Matrix Mall in the more or less industrial zone of Bratislava in the borough of Nové Mesto. The shopping centre on the corner of Magnetova and Vajnorská streets, close to the Vozovňa Nové Mesto depot, will offer retail and office space.
Trnava-based tycoon Vladimír Poór has sold the recently opened City Arena shopping centre in Trnava to Peter Korbačka, the head of the board of directors of the developer J&T Real Estate. The latter already owns the Eurovea shopping centre in Bratislava. Neither the price nor other details of the transaction have been disclosed.