Gordion Shopping Center opened its doors to the public in Ankara on Thursday, September 17. More than 165 stores in a total area of about 50,000 m² offer a multitude of inviting opportunities to shop, eat and enjoy. It is the first project by developer/investor REDEVCO in Turkey. Gordion Shopping Center is the first green shopping center and the first BREEAM-certified building in Ankara.
The opening of Gordion Shopping Center has created 1,500 new jobs.
The opening ceremony
The public opening ceremony was attended by Abdülkadir Aksu and Necati Özdemir, both high-ranking officials in the presiding Justice and Peace Party, Dominic Brenninkmeyer, Chairman of REDEVCO, Jaap Blokhuis, Chief Executive Officer of REDEVCO; Jaap Gillis, Chief Operating Officer of REDEVCO and many others.
In the words of Mr Aksu at the opening ceremony: "The extraordinary architecture of Gordion is a new landmark in our city." The official opening ceremony took place at 9am and doors opened to the public at 10am. Throughout the day visitors and children enjoyed spectacular shows by groups and artists, which were held throughout the complex.
Attractive retail offer
Gordion Shopping Center adds a new dimension to shopping in Ankara, offering the best national and international retail brands. The key tenants are Carrefour, Electroworld, Zara, C&A and Marks & Spencer. As well as a rich variety of restaurants and cafés the center also offers other brands such as Cinebonus, Zara Home, Massimo Dutti, Stradivarius, Bershka, Oysho, Pull and Bear, Network, Fabrika, Benetton, Teknosa, Koton, LC Waikiki and Nike. Lovable, an Italian lingerie and sleepwear brand, will open its first store in Turkey at Gordion Shopping Center.
REDEVCO Turkey is responsible for managing the center.
Gordion Shopping Center is much more than just shopping
In addition to the enormous range of products, the new shopping center also offers a wide variety of gastronomic and fun opportunities for the whole family. It has extensive leisure facilities to enhance the shopping experience and offers attractive public space for people to linger and relax. For example, visitors can enjoy popular restaurants like Num Num, Cookshop and Sushico. The center also offers a 13-screen cinema the largest in Ankara operated by Cinebonus.
The new parking facilities, directly under and above the shopping center, are open during the operating hours of the complex and offer 2,500 parking spaces. The parking levels are equipped with the latest features and are spacious and well lit. Parking is accessible from both the Eskisehir Yolu and the Ankaralilar Caddesi.
Economic stimulus for Cayyolu region
The opening of Gordion Shopping Center has created 1,500 new jobs. Patrick van Dooyeweert, Managing Director of Redevco Turkey, said: "Gordion Shopping Center will be an essential driver for the economic prosperity of this part of Ankara. Given its scale, investment value, employment opportunities, location and shop mix Gordion Shopping Center has tremendous potential for the city and fulfills Ankara's aspirations for its retail se