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.
Construction and expansion of shopping centres in Slovakia will continue. “Slovakia expects extensive construction and expansion of shopping centres in 2017 and 2018,” said Katarína Paule, head of the retail team at Cushman & Wakefield in Slovakia. “In 2017, there will be as much as 56,258 square meters in total to be completed, with 83 percent being new shopping centres, and 17 percent planned expansions of already existing projects.”
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Slovak-Finnish company YIT Slovakia has launched the sale of apartments in the third phase of the STEIN2 project in Bratislava. For the first time, there are apartments with terraces on offer. The final building approval is expected during the last quarter of 2018.