New Shopping Centre of the Year, Poland

Any shopping centre opened in Poland between October 2017 and September 2018 excluding modernizations and developments is eligible to be nominated except for projects nominated in 2017. The jury will consider the reputation of the project, the tenant mix, the occupancy rates, the financial results, the level of local competition, the quality of the design and specification, BREEAM/LEED certification and also the success of the opening.

Nominees

Centrum Serenada

Centrum Serenada is a modern shopping centre in the northern Krakow with an area of 42 sq m, opened in October 2017. The gallery complements and enhance the existing retail and entertainment facilities in Olsza Zone which is a popular mass market and entertainment destination. It includes leaders such Krokus Shopping Centre with Auchan hypermarket, OBI DIY store, the Multikino Cinema and the Aqua Park. Serenada with 170 commercial and service premises displays an extensive range of fashion stores as well as convenience stores (Piotr i Paweł, services). A distinguishing feature of the gallery is the full offer of Inditex with the largest Zara format in the region, LPP, H&M, as well as the only stores in Krakow of brands such as Van Graaf, New Look and Forever 21.

Forum Gdańsk

Forum Gdansk is located in a city with a rich history. Owing to the Solidarity movement, Gdansk is seen as the symbol for the beginning of the fall of communism in Central Europe. It is also one of Poland’s most attractive cities, with more than 2 million visitors annually from around the globe. Forum Gdansk is a mixed-use complex that accommodates a modern shopping centre, restaurants, a cinema and public space for cultural events. Located in close vicinity to Gdansk’s Old Town, Forum Gdansk is the main shopping and leisure destination for the Baltic Sea region, as demonstrated by the fact that over one million people visited the centre within the first 3 weeks of it opening. Since its opening in May, Forum Gdansk has become a recognizable benchmark for the Polish and European retail industry owing to the architectural and interior design, tenant mix, successful PR, and last but not least, the footfall and the sales results achieved.

Galeria Piastova

Galeria Piastova is located less than 1 km from the Old Town of Gniezno, on the key urban axis linking the south drive-in access to the town with its centre. As the regeneration project in the post-industrial area, surrounded by residential estates, it weaves the urban fabric back together bringing convenience retail and mixed-use space next to the densely populated district and the key arterial road. The building both preserves echoes of historian heritage with brick-stylized facades as responds to modern commercial requirements with its dynamic forms, functional solutions and specious parking area. The fully-glazed entrance in the form of a portal opens into a shopping arcade with the retail units organized on both sides and small squares arranged for seating and food&beverage offer. The total GLA of 8,300 sqm hosts the key tenants, i.a. Intermarche, Hebe, RTV EURO AGD, Martes Sport, KiK, Pepco, EMPIK, CCC. The first month of operations recorded the footfall close to 200,000.

Gemini Park Tychy

Gemini Park Tychy – 36 600 sqm GLA – 93 mln EUR The most technologically advanced shopping center in Silesia. Nearly 130 stores, restaurants and service points. A part of a 100-thousand sq.m. GLA of the Power Center GLA comprising Obi, Saturn and Tesco stores. Perfect location: 3.5 km from the Tychy city center, close to the DK1 road connecting Silesia and Podbeskidzie regions. Situated in the vicinity of 2 airports - Pyrzowice and Balice. 29 public transport connections. The building merges with its environment without dominating it. Unique interior design using furniture by world-famous designers. A modern food court for 600 guests, 100 leisre zones. 1100 parking spots BREEAM certificate with the "excellence' result. Numerous innovations: The first shopping center in Poland with a LED-illuminated facade, new-generation SIW, prepared to omnichannel solutions. Catchment area: 1.14 M up to 30 minutes.

Wroclavia

In the first year Wroclavia was visited by 14.5M customers (85K on the first day with tenants’ revenues hitting all-Poland record level). It’s a result of well-thought strategy – create an iconic lifestyle shopping center in a perfect location (heart of extremely vibrant city). Wroclavia is a custom-made project which used whole international URW experience in bringing the best shopping destinations. It’s a home to most popular fashion groups and brands absent of the city before. It establishes new standards of services (4-star), with innovative architecture and exceptionally vibrant atmosphere. A fifth of the centre’s total space is dedicated to leisure and food services including Grand Kitchen (original URW concept of cautiously arranged, spacious dining zone; next to 4,300 m² terraces) and the only cinema in Poland with so extensive entertainment offer (20 AC theatres, the first IMAX® in Wroclaw). In Wroclavia, everything is made to ensure smooth and pleasant customer journey.

Jury

Agnieszka Jachowicz
Polska Izba Nieruchomoiści Komercyjnych
Stowarzyszenie Polska Izba Nieruchomości Komercyjnych
Alicja Sołtyszewska
Attorney-at-law / Partner
Bieniak Smołuch Wielhorski Wojnar i Wspólnicy Sp. k.
Andrzej Chełchowski
Partner
Miller Canfield
Andrzej Kozak
Regional Director Southern Poland Region
Gleeds Polska
Andrzej Wójcik
Chairman of the Management Board
SATORIA Group S.A.
Anna Duchnowska
Managing Director - Poland
Invesco
Anna Oberc-Krzycka
Head of Retail Team Operations
Cushman & Wakefield Polska
Artur Tomczyk
CEO
SPIE Polska
Artur Winnicki
Board Member
Reesco
Bartosz Kaniasty
counsel
Clifford Chance
Bożena Gierszewska - Mroziewicz
Country Head Poland / Central Europe Asset Management Director, NEINVER
NEINVER
Brendan Long
Head of Property and Hotels Department
Santander Bank Polska
Bruno Lambrecht
General Manager
CFE Polska Sp. z o.o.
Cezary Starzyk
Founder
AVALON REAL ESTATE sp. z o.o.
Dominik Włodarczyk
Senior Engineer
Sweco Consulting Sp.z.o.o.
Edyta Potera
National Director, Retail Agency
JLL
Ewa Kowalska-Ocneanu
Chief Sustainability
WSP Polska Sp. z o.o.
Karolina Sulma
General Counsel
Skanska
Katarzyna Dębińska
Partner
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang Pośniak i Sawicki sp.k.
Katarzyna Domańska-Mołdawa
Partner
Brockhuis Jurczak Prusak Sroka Nilsson Sp. k.
Katarzyna Koszel
Counsel | Attorney-at-law
Baker Tilly Woroszylska Legal
Kinga Zabłocka
Senior Leasing Manager
Knight Frank Sp. z o.o.
Krystian Modrzejewski
Country Manager Poland
LCP Properties
Krzysztof Dziekoński
Partner
TPA Poland
Łukasz Kupień
Manager
MDDP Michalik Dłuska Dziedzic i Partnerzy Spółka doradztwa podatkowego sp. z o. o.
Małgorzata Madej-Balcerowska
Local Partner
Greenberg Traurig
Marek Skoczylas
Real estate director Poland
Media Saturn Holding Polska Sp. z o.o.
Mariusz Majkowski
Director - Head of Landlord Representation
CBRE Sp z o.o.
Marta Machus-Burek
Senior Partner, Director of Retail Advisory Services & Retail Agency
Colliers International
Marta Wybrańska
Leasing Director
Avestus Real Estate
Martin Erbe
Head of Real Estate Financing Continental Europe
Helaba
Michał Świerczyński
Board Member, Asset Management
EPP N.V.
Monika Janczewska-Leja
Head of Retail Advisory & Transactions
Savills
Nebil Senman
Managing Partner
Griffin Real Estate
Paweł Kurcz
Director of Center Management Division
METRO Properties Sp. z o.o.
Paweł Toński
Managing Partner
CRIDO
Piotr Janiuk
partner / attorney-at-law
Argon Legal Adam Miłosz i Sławomir Lisiecki sp.k.
Piotr Szafarz
Head of Real Estate, Poland
Dentons
SZYMON ŁUKASIK
HEAD OF RETAIL
CRESA POLSKA

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