Retail in detail (225) November 2017


A time of transformation

Poland has everything that is needed for a successful retail business. Admittedly, the market is so saturated that there are few places left for new projects, but the country’s economic growth and its increasing affluence provide the right conditions for the best centres to prosper.

Aneta Cichla

Retail still under development

At the end of Q3 2017 Poland had 11.3 mln sqm of retail space with a further 620,000 sqm under construction.

Anna Pakulniewicz

Chopping and changing

The reality of shopping centres, as determined by consumer behaviour, changes in the blink of an eye. The role of a good manager is to quickly respond to market requirements – claims Rafał Pruba, ECE’s head of shopping centre leasing in Poland and Lithuania.

Aneta Cichla

Still riding the wave

Leszek Sikora, the managing director of ECE Projektmanagement Polska, outlines the future development of the company on the Polish market. ECE aims to extend its portfolio to new projects but for now it is busying itself with working on the modernisation of those it already has.

Aneta Cichla

The centre of the future

A store and a warehouse under one roof? You might come across such a combination in the latest shopping centres. According to Joanna Fisher, the managing director for centre management, and Monika Pyszkowska, the director of international centre management at ECE Projektmanagement, an up to date shopping centre also includes space for entertainment, relaxation and good food.

Aneta Cichla
Entertainment and services

Kidz Rool the mall

Children are rarely interested in shopping – unless they can spend some time in a toy store. This is why the ideal shopping centre needs additional attractions for children and amenities for parents

Magdalena Rachwald

Turning copper into gold

Happy tenants with strong performances – this is the main goal of the management of EPP (Echo Polska Properties). Its ambition is to create the perfect environment for retail businesses in its shopping centres – and this has led to changes that can already be seen in the properties in the company’s portfolio.

Aneta Cichla, Rafał Ostrowski
New shopping centre

Gemini Park Tychy – a centre of power

New store formats and brands that have not been seen before in Tychy and public space with an added dimension. This is what the Gemini Park Tychy shopping centre will add to the town.

New shopping centre

Retail and modernity

Gemini Park Tychy has been designed to be a centre worthy of the latest shopping generation. Its many modern features will include amenities for children and attractive retail space for tenants. Daniel Słuchocki, the commercialisation director of Gemini Holding, is only too happy to tell us all about it.


Malls and a mission

Nicolas Roques and Jocelyn Fillard of Sud Architekt Polska tell us about their recipe for an excellent mall, why they are not afraid of revitalisations – and why cities benefit from the development of shopping and entertainment centres.

Magdalena Rachwald
Project showcase

Galeria Północna changes the retail face of northern Warsaw

Galeria Północna is the first fourth generation shopping centre in the north of Warsaw and the first large mall to be developed in the capital for more than a decade. The centre was opened on September 14th. Four weeks after the grand opening, Galeria Północna had already been visited by over one million customers.

Project showcase

Cracovia Outlet – A potent Location

Cracovia Outlet is the latest investment of KG Group a developer and investor from Kraków. It is situated in a complex on ul. Nowohucka developed with a unique mixed-use commercial concept. The centre will have a total surface of 21,000 sqm gla and the construction will be carried out in two stages. Along with the retail park, a large- format furnishing store, a food market and an interior design complex will cover a sales area of 60,000 sqm gla and it will be the largest facility combining these types of retail Kraków.

Project showcase

Echo prepares Galeria Młociny

Michał Świerczyński, member of the board at EPP, the majority owner of the project, comments: “Galeria Młociny is our first project in Warsaw – one of the most important retail markets in Poland.

Project showcase

Friendly shopping in Lublin

Skende Shopping will become a new, friendly shopping and meeting place for the local community in Lublin. Customers will not only be able to shop over an area of 57,500 sqm but will also be able to enjoy spending time in a well-designed space.