Sarajevo Airport Centre (ACS), located opposite the former Olympic Games village in the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has announced that a 3,000-m² cinema with seven to nine screens will be built in addition to the 30,800 m² of retail space already planned.
Construction work is planned to begin in early 2012, with the opening expected in 2013.
"We have recently expanded the project and are going to build an additional 3,000-m² multiplex cinema on the roof of the Airport Centre, which is accessible from the gastronomy area via an escalator. It will comprise seven to nine cinema screens. Great interest in it has already been recorded," explains Mag. Michael Böck, who along with Mag. Franz P. Kus is the spokesperson for the Austrian investment group IPD/Karimpol, the company building ACS.
"We are currently negotiating with two potential cinema distributors.
"Currently, the lease rate is at some 60% and we already have a range of major international and local brands on board including Zara, Bershka, Stradivarius and Pull&Bear. Along with them come some other fashion brands such as New Yorker (Germany), Oviesse (Italy), the Delhaize supermarket (Belgium) and Sport Life for all things related to sports (B&H)," says Böck.
Lease negotiations are quite advanced with Peek & Cloppenburg (P&C), the drugstore chain dm, the shoe retailer Deichmann, the Swedish fashion brand Lindex, the German textile specialist Takko and the fashion chain Tom Taylor.
"We expect to sign the contracts practically any day now," says Böck, who is supported in the lease negotiations by the Austrian company for project development and real estate Krammer + Wagner Projektentwicklung und Immobilien GmbH.