Galeria Katowicka, a shopping mall emerging at Szewczyka Sq., will open in September 2013, marking the completion of the third investment stage of a mixed-use transportation, retail and business center, as well as implementation of the final traffic organization scheme in downtown Katowice.
Galeria Katowicka will welcome its first customers in September, following over two years of construction works. The first two stages of the mixed-use complex have already been completed – the Railway Station opened in October 2012 and the underground bus station started handling over a dozen public bus lines in February 2013.
Galeria Katowicka, which is already nearly 90% pre-let, is about to offer 250 stores, service points and food units within a total retail area of 53 000 sq. meters. The total usable space of all buildings making up the complex is roughly 200 000 sq. meters. Beneath the mall, visitors will find one of Poland’s largest underground parking lots, with spaces for 1200 vehicles.
“Almost 5 five years of signing the agreement, we are nearing the completion of Galeria Katowicka construction process. Its opening is bound to enhance the Silesian capital’s retail offer but also, most importantly, to make travelling in the City and the whole region more convenient. Although there are still several months left before our flagship investment opens its gates, now is the final call for prospective tenants to decide whether they want to have their stores in Galeria Katowicka as we are about to run out of empty units very soon” – says Agata Brzezińska, Country Manager at Neinver Poland.
The largest tenant of the downtown Katowice-based shopping gallery is Peek & Cloppenburg, occupying three levels with a total area of 3800 sq. meters. The mall will also feature a lot of other well-known clothing and shoe brands, as well as a supermarket, service points and a wide array of dining options. Another important part is Multikino, the first movie theater developed by this chain in Katowice and one of Poland’s most modern multiplexes.
Before Galeria Katowicka greets its first customers, a new street will get open for vehicles right next to it. A 100-meter-long connector road between Młyńska St. and Dworcowa St. is being constructed by Galeria Katowicka’s developer. Nowomłyńska St. will free the Market Square of excessive traffic.
Cushman & Wakefield is the sole agent responsible for leasing retail space in Galeria Katowicka.