Galeria Chełm and Galeria Andrychów – joint projects of Acteeum and Equilis – were honored with the prestigious CEE Reail Awards at this year’s EuropaProperty Gala. Galeria Chełm won in the “Retail Project Small” category, while Galeria Andrychów received the highest rank in the “Future Project” category.
On March 3 and 4, 2021, a grand EuropaProperty Gala took place, which was the culmination of the 13th edition of the EuropaProperty CEE Retail & Marketplace Awards competition. This celebration, despite its virtual formula due to epidemiological restrictions, gathered an extremely large group of entities and professionals from the Retail industry.
As part of the competition, two joint projects by Acteeum Group and Equilis Europe were honored with prizes in their respective categories. Galeria Chełm – the first modern shopping center in Chełm, opened in March 2020 – won in the “Retail Project Small” category. Galeria Andrychów, the Power Center format project currently under construction in Andrychów, won in the prestigious “Future Project” category.
– We are glad that once again, the professional and prestigious assembly associated with the retail market appreciated our two projects. The awards obtained by Galeria Chełm and Galeria Andrychów are for us an expression of market trust, and on the other hand, an extraordinary impulse motivating us to work even harder and develop further spectacular projects.
– says Tomasz Szewczyk, Managing Partner Acteeum Central Europe.
This year’s – virtually performed edition of the EuropaProperty CEE Retail & Marketplace Awards Gala gathered a respectable group of leaders, professionals and companies from the retail industry in Central and Eastern Europe. It was dedicated to prizes awarded to entities and specific projects, playing particular, leading roles in the development of the retail market in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.
– We are honored with the recognition that the retail investment market has bestowed on our projects. Honoring Galeria Chełm and Galeria Andrychów in the prestigious CEE Retail & Marketplace Awards EuropeProperty competition makes us extremely happy and satisfied. Joining “forces” of Acteeum and Equilis officially and materially functioned. At the same time, appreciation of our projects awakens great enthusiasm for further ventures on the Retail market in Poland. Our thanks go to ALL our partners, contractors and specialists involved in even the smallest aspect related to the development, leasing or everyday operations. In line with the Equilis motto, you helped us “create happy stories”, you are part of them and, like us, you can be proud of it.
– says Monika Woźniak-Zawioła, Head of Retail Equilis.
Galeria Andrychów is the largest in Andrychów, modern and multifunctional retail facility of Power Center format, with a total GLA of 24,000 sqm. The plot of land on which a new shopping center is being built is located at the intersection of Krakowska, Biała Droga and Przemysłowa streets with direct access to the national road and in the vicinity of the planned Bielsko-Biała – Głogoczów bypass. Galeria Andrychów will offer 38 commercial premises and 680 parking spaces.
Among the brands whose stores will be opened in the Andrychów Power Center there are well-known and popular chains such as Leroy Merlin and Lidl, CCC, SMYK, Rossmann, Media Expert, Martes Sport, Jysk, KiK, Sinsay, House, Cropp, Deichmann, Divers, Pepco, Dealz, Hebe or Komfort as well as attractive local stores.
Intensive construction works are currently underway, and the opening of Galeria Andrychów is planned for the Q3 of 2021.
Galeria Chełm on the area of 17,500 sqm. offers 55 shopping and service premises and over 550 parking spaces. The plot on which the new shopping center was developed is located at the intersection of Lubelska and Rejowiecka streets (constituting also the Chełm beltway), serving as major communication hub of the city. Galeria’s catchment area covers nearly 300,000 residents and the cross-border traffic with Ukraine and Belarus. Galeria Chełm – a joint investment of Acteeum and Equilis – has been awarded the BREEAM Final Stage certificate with the VERY GOOD rating.
Information about Equilis
Equilis was established by Carl Mestdagh in 2006 as a commercial property developer in the Belgian market. Today the firm develops and completes demanding projects in a broad spectrum – from commercial and residential real estate to offices, brownfield recovery, senior citizen or student housing, recreational facilities, parking spaces, cultural and public spaces. Altogether Equilis has built 271,000 m² and 832 residential units. Currently a further 215,000 m² and 2,004 residential units are under development.
Equilis covers all aspects and works and has diversified its activities and expanded its portfolio in the European market. Equilis has offices in Belgium, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Poland and recently also in Germany.
You will find more information about Equilis and its projects under www.equilis.net.
Information about Acteeum
Acteeum Group is a privately owned international company operating on the commercial and residential real estate market in Poland, undertaking the entire development process, starting from selecting suitable plots for development through the stage of design, construction, commercialization, management and sale of facilities.
The Acteeum approach to projects is based on extensive experience and knowledge of the polish market and the development process. The company is a business partner of large institutional companies, including CBRE Global Investors, Immofinanz, NepiRockcastle, BPI, Equilis as well as private investors. Acteeum focuses on the development of large scale retail facilities and residential projects.
Acteeum manages a land portfolio and negotiates the purchase of further plots for the construction of shopping centers, retail parks, residential developments as well as mixed schemes.
Further information about Acteeum and its projects at: www.acteeum.pl.