by Property Forum | Retail

ECE and Allianz have opened the new, comprehensively modernised food court of the shopping centre located in the Polish city of Katowice. During an extensive refurbishment period, the modernized food court of the centre received a new design with modern furniture and a better quality of stay. The refurbishment and modernization was conducted during ongoing operations in the centre in a construction time of approximately five months. All in all the owners invested €2 million into the modernization.


The food court with a size of approximately 3,000 sqm features twelve different concepts with diverse offerings of international chain restaurants such as McDonald’s, Burger King und Kentucky Fried Chicken, Polish F&B retailers such as North Fish and Sphinx as well as local operators like Sam Smak and Eataliana.
 
The refurbishment of the food court is the continuation of the overall enhancement and redesign of Silesia City Center: During the restructuring, the focus was laid on bringing in more high-quality fashion concepts. The large number of international premium brands at the centre include Ermenegildo Zegna, Joop, Lacoste, Longchamp, Marc Cain, Marciano by Guess, Marella, Max Mara, Michael Kors, and Rolex. The anchors include C&A, H&M, Saturn, Smyk, Tesco, Van Graaf, different labels of LLP Group, among them Reserved, and of Inditex Group such as Bershka and Zara.
 
Silesia City Center was opened in 2005 and boasts more than 260 shops, service providers, cafés, restaurants, a Multiplex movie theatre, and a fitness centre on a total leasable area of approximately 86,000 sqm. Allianz and ECE, together with an Asian joint-venture partner, had acquired the centre in 2013. ECE is responsible for providing management and leasing services for the property.