Forum Gdansk has officially opened its doors to the public. The new urban shopping destination is situated in the inner city of Gdańsk and offers 62,000 m² GLA of retail, a multi-screen cinema, leisure facilities, restaurants and 1,100 parking spaces. It also includes a boutique hotel and the multi-functional Gdańsk Heritage Centre.The centre boasts a new public transport hub and is adjacent to the main railway station, the Old Town and key municipal buildings. Multi Poland, part of Multi Corporation, the Gdańsk municipal authorities and PKP Polish Railways cooperated on this major project. Multi developed the project and is responsible for the management of Forum Gdańsk. The total investment, including road infrastructure development, estimates c.€194m.
Forum Gdańsk offers an attractive and diverse tenant mix that includes dozens of well-known Polish and international brands, aimed at a wide spectrum of consumers, from lower and mid-range to the high-end of the market. New global brands for the Tri-City metropolitan area (which includes Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia) are &Other Stories, with their second store in Poland, together with Jubirex and Okaidi. Other international brands that have opened their first stores in Gdansk include JOOP!, Liu Jo, Twin Set, COS, MAC, Made in G, Magnific Boutique, New Look, Paris Optique, VAN GRAAF, Max Mara by Weekend and Miss Etam. Visitors will also find old favourites like H&M, New Yorker, Piotr i Paweł, TK Maxx, Apia, City Sport, Deichmann, Diverse, Douglas, Gino Rossi, Homla, Le Coq Sportif, MANGO, Marc O'Polo, Pandora, Pierre Cardin, Rossmann, Solar, Super-Pharm, SWISS, Triumph, W.Kruk, Wólczanka, Home&You, Zara, Zara Home, Bershka, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Pull & Bear, and Stradivarius. Forum also boasts brands from the globally growing Polish LPP group: CROPP, HOUSE, Mohito, Reserved and Sinsay. The city’s largest nine-screen cinema, Helios, and the wide variety of restaurants and cafés will provide a welcome boost to the city’s nightlife.
“Forum Gdańsk is unique because it combines a huge variety of retail, leisure, cultural and gastronomic amenities, all interlinked via a striking infrastructural system, with lots of green, public spaces and sports facilities. It is a masterpiece of design, engineering and water management, including a railroad tunnel platform, while the Radunia Canal has been restored to its original state. We are proud to open Forum Gdańsk, one of Multi’s most challenging projects since its foundation in 1982. It provides a modern urban shopping destination for the 1.3 million inhabitants in its immediate catchment area, plus the 2.5 million tourists that visit Gdańsk every year,’’ said Josip Kardun, CEO Multi Corporation.
“We had long been looking for a developer that would take up the task of creating a multi-functional public space in such demanding conditions, right in the centre of the city. Today, Gdansk residents will not only have a shopping centre but also a new space in the city centre. And this space comes complete with bicycle paths, a transportation hub, public spaces open to all, plus The Water Craft - an important cultural institution. I am confident that the residents of Gdańsk and across the region, as well as the millions of tourists who visit the city, will benefit from the development. I believe that people will simply enjoy spending time there,’’ says Paweł Adamowicz, Mayor of the City of Gdańsk.