11 May 2012

Brama Pomorza in Chojnice – preparatory works are in progress

Rank Progress S.A., the investor for Brama Pomorza, a regional shopping centre in Chojnice, is working on the design of the project. In accordance with the adopted schedule, preparatory works, related to the planned commencement of construction works, are currently in progress.

The works include, among others, the diversion of power grids and the replacement of power poles. The concept of the road layout around the facility is developed. It has been agreed on with the road administrators: Generalna Dyrekcja Dróg Krajowych i Autostrad  (General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways) in Gdańsk, Zarząd Dróg Wojewódzkich (Provincial Roads Authority) and Zarząd Dróg Powiatowych (District Roads Authority). The access road to the centre will run through a two-lane roundabout.

During the first stage of the project – in accordance with the signed agreements – it is planned to build the largest DIY store in the region, of the Dom i Ogród type, and a shopping mall. A retail park is planned in the second stage of the project.

Piotr Kowalski, Director of the Commercialization Department in Rank Progress S.A., said, The commercialization process of Brama Pomorza is already in progress and proves highly successful – the facility is of great interest to prospective tenants and we have been signing ensuing contracts. We hope that the centre customers will be satisfied with the commercial offer prepared for them.’

Brama Pomorza will have a total area of about 40,000 sq m and will make available 1,300 parking spaces.

Jan Mroczka, President of the Management Board of Rank Progress S.A., informed, ‘We are also considering the construction of a cinema, during the first or second stage of this project. The size of a multi-screen cinema of the Cinema 3D chain depends on the final negotiations conducted with the food operator. When the final agreement concerning the area of the food hypermarket is signed, we will know how much space we can allocate for the cinema. I admit that we have audacious plans regarding the regional centre in Chojnice. Given the huge interest on the part of tenants and the market analyses conducted by us, I am convinced that Brama Pomorza in Chojnice will repeat the success of Galeria Twierdza in Kłodzko, that we have sold. Let me remind that the facility we have built in two stages, in the city having a population of 30,000, has become the largest shopping centre in the region. The shopping mall has proved so successful owing to our in-depth market analysis and matching the offer with the needs of the region and its inhabitants. During the first stage we transferred for use a DIY store and a shopping mall with a food supermarket, and in the second stage – a retail park with a cinema of the Cinema 3D chain and drive-in type restaurants.’ Jan Mroczka emphasized, ‘The project in Chojnice has enormous potential to outperform our achievements in Kłodzko.’

At present, the company proceeds as planned with the works related to the project in Chojnice.

Halina Wyborska, Spokeswoman for Rank Progress S.A. added, ‘According to the adopted schedule, the opening of Brama Pomorza, a regional shopping centre in Chojnice, is planned for the last quarter of 2013.’

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