Nitra Invest is planning to build a small shopping centre on the estate near the R1 road. The commercial premises will spread over an area of 3,000 square metres and provide space for about eight shops, Ondrej Ščurka jr. from Nitra Invest, told the SITA newswire.
“We have a confirmed food store, and interest is being shown by a pharmacy. We also have enough space for housewares and would like to have a bistro or smaller restaurant,” explains Ščurka for SITA. The construction works start this year and the shops should be open by the autumn of 2018.
The reason for this project is, according to Ščurka, the fact that industrial parks often lack any facilities for the public.
“Our aim is that people can do all their shopping on the way home from work without stopping in a traffic jam in the city, or wandering around a big shopping centre. We assume that the inhabitants of Zobor would be interested as well,” thinks Ščurka.
In the next phase Nitra Invest plans to build office spaces and a nursery school.
“Employers are reminding us that there is a big interest in having a nursery school. To start with we are planning on a capacity of 50 to 100 children,” added Ščurka for SITA.
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