“The 52 000 sq. meters will be the best performing retail square meters in this part of Europe” – this is a one sentence’s advertise and description by Neinver speaking about its future Galeria Katowicka development at Wilhelma Szewczyka Sq. which construction works’ start is scheduled for Q3 2010. The developer presents the project as a spectacular change that will reshape the image of this part of Katowice.
The year 2009 was interesting for a retail market in Katowice, though there were no new retail space under construction. However, new projects of Galeria Katowicka, Supersam and extension of Silesia City Center and Rawa Park Handlowy were announced. The developers’ plans, encouraged by a low vacancy rate and potential of the Upper Silesian Agglomeration, increase the volume of planned retail space significantly.
In the years to come Katowice will face an extraordinary revamp if plans come true. The City’s downtown is waiting for the famous redevelopment and it seems to be the highest time. A number of other public and private investments and its estimated costs allow to expect the City will undergo the biggest changes in years. The most capital intensive and striking will undoubtedly be the two undertakings
This 0,535 hectare plot is zoned for service purposes (office, hotel, retail). The area is currently not used covered by greenery. The plot is under a valid spatial development plan.
The subject plot is located on Pułaskiego St. near the “3 Stawy” recreation area (“3 Ponds”) and a commercial center including the “3 Stawy” shopping mall, Media Markt, Praktiker, the Muchowiec sport airport, the Campanile hotel and the Atrium and Millenium Plaza office buildings.
After lease agreements with Enel-Med and PKP Cargo which will occupy more than 80 percent of space in Reinhold Center, the Reinhold Polska developer encouraged by the success announces a second phase of the project. “It will comprise a 9 000 sq. meters building located behind the existing newly developed facility. To be more precise, the construction plot is located between the buildings of the first stage and an old railway fill.