In autumn 2011, Silesia City Center (SCC), the biggest entertainment and shopping center in the region will be able to offer additional 20 000 sq. meters of retail space in 60 new shops. At present, construction works on the extension of the Center passes the halfway mark.
Currently, SCC has a commercial space of 66 000 sq. meters and 250 shops and commercial outlets. Except the new retail spaces, the extended part will deliver an underground car park on the “-1” level, a ground “0” level of commercial spaces, both covering a total area of 25 000 sq. meters, and a second car park located on the roof. “We wanted to create a modern and environment friendly new generation center, so that was the reason to locate parking places under the ground and on the roof” – said Rafał Paszkiewicz, Project Manager at Silesia City Center. The number of parking places will be increased to 3 500.
At present, more than 300 workers and four tower cranes are involved at the construction site. Erbud S.A., the prime contractor of the extension is running a fourth stage of works now.
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About 70% of the new retail space will be occupied by fashion shops, 5% of space is designed for restaurants and entertainment, the last 25% will be covered by other types of units. “At present, more than 80% of the new space is already leased or is in negotiations. Also we have signed letters of intent. Among twelve confirmed tenants are Calvin Klein Jeans, Red Valentino, Guess Denim, SMYK Megastore, Limoni, Penny Black, Weekend by Max Mara, Pinko, River Island, Van Graaf, New Look and Liu Jo” – said Tomasz Pietrzak, Press Spokesman of Silesia City Center.
In 2009, the Center had the turnover of PLN 800 million and over 13 million visitors. Nowadays, the number of visitors remains stable and exceeds one million per month. The owner of SCC and the investor of the extension is Immofinanz Group, the Austrian real estate company.