Koral, a new combined shopping and entertainment centre, was opened at the end of December with the aim of attracting customers to spend their free time there, the Reality.etrend.sk website reported.
The centre has five shops: a CBA supermarket, a children’s Safari Park indoor playground, a restaurant, a bowling alley and Laser Game, a special attraction that is the biggest of its kind in the region. There is parking for 300 vehicles and a contactless carwash is available.
“The aim was to offer not only shopping opportunities but also to introduce the concept that people can spend their free time there as well,” explained manager of the centre, Jozef Cup, for TREND Reality.
Koral’s sphere of influence already encompasses the Sekčov housing estate with the biggest number of inhabitants in the city but the investor has ambitions to attract custom from outside Prešov.
“The centre is situated on the main road and attraction zone is wide so we want to continue in our plans in the future,” says Jozef Cup, as quoted by Reality.etrend.sk.
Prešov has the least shopping opportunities of all the district cities. In the near future though, this could change. The Eperia shopping centre, with an area of 22,000 square metres, is under construction by J&T Real Estate and a retail park called Solivaria is also planned, wrote Reality.etrend.sk.
Koral also has expansion plans over the next few years.
“We are planning other shops to enliven the first phase of the project but for now we want to focus on offering quality services,” said Jozef Cup, as quoted by Reality.etrend.sk, adding that Koral wants to be different to its competition and create a multifunctional entertainment centre.
Even before the recent economic crisis there were plans to build a shopping centre opposite ZOC Max. Originally, Euro Mall had plans to offer 11 shops with a McDonald’s over an area of 10,000 square metres. Construction should have begun in 2008/09. While the fast food outlet was completed most of the original concept remained on paper, wrote Reality.etrend.sk.
The estate was then taken over by OPP-Development company personnel connected with CBA SK. Construction began in May 2016 and the opening was planned for 21st December, wrote Reality.etrend.sk. Construction was undertaken by the Betpres company with an investment of more than 8 million euros, according to Jozef Cup.
Currently there are only two supermarket chains operating in Ilava, CBA and Lidl. Now the German supermarket chain is planning to replace its old shop with a completely new store to be built on the same street, only 500m from the original.
A new shopping centre at the Senica Retail Park was opened a few days ago by the development group VIWO. It sits alongside pre-existing retailers such as Kaufland, Family Centre, hobbi and Tanker.
Reality Trend reported that Park One, the fully occupied administrative building at the corner of 1. Máj Square and Kollárovo Square in the centre of Bratislava, was sold by its Luxembourgian owner for €35.6M to the ČS real-estate fund administered by the investment company, Reico of Česká sporiteľňa.
The intention to build a new block of flats on the previous site of Matador in the Petržalka district of Bratislava has been announced and construction works are due to begin in the third quarter of this year after a suitable building company has been chosen, reports Reality Trend. The Matadorka project envisioning 335 flats and apartments was conceived by the development company of the architects VI group.
Nine out of ten Slovaks own the property in which they live. Within Europe, only Romania has a higher ratio. In Germany and Austria, it is approximately 50:50.
Immocap, the company behind the Central shopping centre in Bratislava, is preparing a new aquapark project in the surrounds of Piešťany. The developer estimates that construction work could begin in 2018. Their ambition is to create a relaxation complex which would attract hundreds of thousands of visitors per year, wrote TREND Reality.
In most parts of Slovakia there has been an inter annual price rise for residential real estate.