In Berlin’s centrally located district Friedrichshain, a spectacular district development is picking up full speed. On the site between Warschauer Brücke and Ostbahnhof, an entertainment district is being developed, featuring a multiplex cinema, an event arena for 4,000 visitors, restaurants, hotels, over 2,000 upscale apartments, over 18,000 new office workspaces, as well as the East Side Mall.
Mercedes-Benz-Sales Germany, Zalando AG, and the Holiday Inn Hotel City East Side have already settled in with additions under construction. These are great prerequisites for the East Side Mall currently being developed by the FREO Group on the site belonging to the renowned Anschutz Entertainment Group - between the Mercedes Benz Arena (capacity of up to 17,000) and the Warschauer Brücke (a subway and suburban train junction with approx. 85,000 people boarding or changing trains daily, as well as the main traffic artery connecting Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg).
The centre, with its futuristic appearance and a design that fits perfectly into the surrounding entertainment setting, is accessible via two main entrances on two levels - on the one side from Warschauer Brücke, on the other from the Mercedes Benz Arena - optimally integrated into this high-traffic environment. On a rentable area of over 38,000m2 (approx. 24,800 m2 of retail space), the centre will boast an attractive mix of retail, service, food and beverage, recreational, and event spaces. In addition, there will be approx. 760 car parking spaces.
On three levels and across 120 stores, the range of products will be geared specifically towards the needs of the thousands of people who will be living, working, and going out in this district in the future. In addition, the centre will service the needs of the residents in the surrounding quarters and the workforce employed at the “Oberbaum City” adjacent to the east, as well as those working at the German headquarters of Universal, Coca Cola, and MTV/Viva along Stralauer Allee.
Construction of the East Side Mall will begin in spring 2016, with a projected opening in spring 2018.
Name: East Side Mall
Location: Berlin-Friedrichshain (between East Side Gallery and Warschauer Brücke)
Developer: FREO Financial & Real Estate Operations GmbH, Berlin
Investor: Forum Invest S.á.r.l., Luxemburg
Architects: UN Studio Amsterdam, Aukett + Heese, Berlin
Size: 38,700 m² GLA (24,800 m² retail space)
Number of stores: Approx. 120
Car parking places: Approx. 760
Special features: Two entrance levels, large food court, large fitness centre
Construction begins: Spring 2016
Opening: Spring 2018