Globe Trade Centre S.A. (GTC), has signed lease contracts with food anchor tenant for its two flagship developments Galeria Północna and Galeria Wilanów in Warsaw, Poland. Carrefour will lease 9,300 sq m of retail space in Galeria Północna and 6,800 sq m in Galeria Wilanów.
Carrefour hypermarkets will provide a strong, modern and high quality food offering in both of GTC’s new Warsaw malls and will be a strong magnet for the malls’ customers. Today both locations lack such a full range of product hypermarkets and their opening will add to the convenience of everyday shopping for the inhabitants of Tarchomin and Białołęka districts as well as the inhabitants of Wilanów and its surroundings.
„We are very glad to be able to welcome Carrefour to our projects and to have them as one of our first signed anchor tenants. Choosing Carrefour, with its quality food offer, modern design and a recognised brand, fits very well into our concept of creating the most modern and attractive shopping centres in Warsaw. Moreover, we believe our partnership with Carrefour with large size operations in both malls, gives a strong message to the retail environment and is a proof of the potential and attractiveness of Galeria Wilanów and Galeria Północna. The centres’ offer combining a daily grocery and household offer with a broad selection of fashion retailers and complemented by a large service, leisure and entertainment component will create an exceptional offer for Warsaw’s customers.” – said Jacek Wachowicz, Management Board Member.
Both shopping centres, Galeria Wilanów and Galeria Północna, are in the final stages of legal preparations to start of construction works. The construction of the malls will begin immediately after obtaining the building permit and it will take from 20 to 24 months.
“By signing the contract with GTC, we secured Carrefour’s presence in two of the most attractive retail shopping locations not only in Warsaw, but also in Poland. Joining such key projects, which in our opinion will set new standards for shopping mall design and construction as well as shopping experience for years to come, is an outstandingly satisfying achievement for us” – commented Ronan Martin, Vice President Carrefour Polska.
Galeria Wilanów and Galeria Północna projects, designed by APA Wojciechowski and Moshe Tzur – internationally recognised architectural studios, will harness the most advanced environmental solutions and will guarantee environmental friendliness of their operations. Both projects have been awarded with the ecological LEED certificate.
The design of Galeria Wilanów opens the building to the outside and surrounding it with a green area, recreation areas and playgrounds. Galeria Wilanów will offer its tenants over 61,000 sq m in ca. 250 stores and service points.
Galeria Północna will utilize its roof with playgrounds and pathways meandering through grass fields. A glazed roof will allow daylight to create a friendly and natural atmosphere. Galeria Północna will offer its tenants approximately 64,000 sq m.
The GTC Group, established in 1994, is one of the leading commercial real estate companies in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe. The Group operates in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Czech Republic.
GTC develops and actively manages real estate portfolio in two sectors of the market: office buildings and retail centres. Since its establishment, the Group has developed 43 office buildings and 12 shopping malls with a total net space amounting to more than 1 million sq m. GTC currently manages 28 commercial real estate projects with a total commercial space of over 589,000 sq m.
GTC S.A. is listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange on WIG30 index. The company’s shares are also included in the international indexes: Dow Jones STOXX Eastern Europe 300 index, GPR 250, which comprises the 250 largest and most liquid real estate companies of the world and the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Emerging Index.