September 29, 2014

Galeria Północna and Galeria Wilanów anchored by Carrefour

Galeria Północna and Galeria Wilanów anchored by Carrefour

Globe Trade Centre has signed lease contracts with food anchor tenant for its two flagship developments Galeria Północna and Galeria Wilanów in Warsaw, Poland. Carrefour will lease 9,300 sqm of retail space in Galeria Północna and 6,800 sqm in Galeria Wilanów.

Carrefour hypermarkets will provide a strong, modern and high quality food offering in both of GTC's new Warsaw malls and will be a strong magnet for the malls' customers. Today both locations lack such a full range of product hypermarkets and their opening will add to the convenience of everyday shopping for the inhabitants of Tarchomin and Białołęka districts as well as the inhabitants of Wilanów and its surroundings.

“We are very glad to be able to welcome Carrefour to our projects and to have them as one of our first signed anchor tenants. Choosing Carrefour, with its quality food offer, modern design and a recognised brand, fits very well into our concept of creating the most modern and attractive shopping centres in Warsaw. Moreover, we believe our partnership with Carrefour with large size operations in both malls, gives a strong message to the retail environment and is a proof of the potential and attractiveness of Galeria Wilanów and Galeria Północna. The centres’ offer combining a daily grocery and household offer with a broad selection of fashion retailers and complemented by a large service, leisure and entertainment component will create an exceptional offer for Warsaw’s customers,” said Jacek Wachowicz, GTC Management Board Member.

Both shopping centres, Galeria Wilanów and Galeria Północna, are in the final stages of legal preparations to start of construction works. The construction of the malls will begin immediately after obtaining the building permit and it will take from 20 to 24 months.

“By signing the contract with GTC, we secured Carrefour’s presence in two of the most attractive retail shopping locations not only in Warsaw, but also in Poland. Joining such key projects, which in our opinion will set new standards for shopping mall design and construction as well as shopping experience for years to come, is an outstandingly satisfying achievement for us,” commented Ronan Martin, Vice President Carrefour Polska.

Galeria Wilanów and Galeria Północna projects, designed by APA Wojciechowski and Moshe Tzur - internationally recognised architectural studios, will harness the most advanced environmental solutions and will guarantee environmental friendliness of their operations. Both projects have been awarded with the ecological LEED certificate.

The design of Galeria Wilanów opens the building to the outside and surrounding it with a green area, recreation areas and playgrounds. Galeria Wilanów will offer its tenants over 61,000 sqm in ca. 250 stores and service points.

Galeria Północna will utilize its roof with playgrounds and pathways meandering through grass fields. A glazed roof will allow daylight to create a friendly and natural atmosphere. Galeria Północna will offer its tenants around 64,000 sqm.

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