ECE and Deutsche EuroShop to build shopping center in Poland (PL/DE)

On 11 September, 2006, the foundation stone for Galeria Baltycka, the region's biggest shopping center, was being laid in Gdansk's district of Wrzeszcz, Poland. The shopping center, with 200 retail outlets, will cover an area of approx. 39,500 m², and will be built at the crossroads of the two trunk roads, Al. Grunwaldzka and Kosciuszki. Deutsche EuroShop AG and the ECE Group have invested €140 million in the project, which will create over 1,500 new jobs. "Our investment will act as a catalyst to growth for the entire region," said Claus-Matthias Boege, CEO of Deutsche EuroShop.

Even now, one year before the shopping center is due to open, approximately 90% of the units are already leased. Many of the retail outlets moving into the shopping center are famous and popular names. Saturn is opening a large consumer electronics store. Famous retail chains such as Peek & Cloppenburg, Boss and Mango will be selling the latest fashions. There will also be children's fashions at Smyk, and the sports retail chain Intersport, is also opening a store at Galeria Baltycka. Douglas will be supplementing the wide range of fashion stores with its range of perfumery and body care products.

The shopping gallery is perfectly integrated into the existing road and public transport infrastructures. The Wrzeszcz train station is right next door to Galeria Baltycka, and there is also a big bus station close by. There are several tram and bus stops right outside. The Al. Grunwaldzka and Kosciuszki trunk roads cross outside the center, offering ideal access to the road network, and there are around 1,000 parking spaces for cars at the center.

This excellent integration into the road and public transport infrastructure offers many advantages because over 1,1 million people live in the Galeria Baltycka's catchment area, within a 45 minutes distance. Tenants of the high specification offices that are also available at Galeria Baltycka will benefit from the excellent location. The modern design of the office units means they can be divided up flexibly into open-plan office zones, conference rooms or practices in accordance with the tenant's requirements.

Source: Deutsche EuroShop

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