Galeria Chełm – the first shopping center in Chełm, developed jointly by Acteeum and Equilis – has obtained the BREEAM Final Stage certificate. This prestigious certificate confirms the fulfillment of the highest ecological standards in the construction of the Chełm shopping center, opened in March this year. The current certification at the VERY GOOD level maintains the previously obtained BREEAM Design Stage VERY GOOD certification.
On August 10, 2020, experts from BRE Global, issuer of BREEAM certificates, after a comprehensive evaluation of Galeria Chełm, rated the Chełm project opened in March 2020 “VERY GOOD”, awarding the BREEAM Final Stage certificate. The analysis of the Chełm facility carried out during the BREEAM certification confirmed the sustainable development and special pro-ecological values of Galeria Chełm, especially in terms of optimizing energy consumption, water, maintenance resources and waste.
– Obtaining the certificate by Galeria Chełm caused our great satisfaction and joy. It proves our determination and effectiveness in the pro-ecological projects’ development, at every stage of the process, from design to the opening of finalized shopping center.
– says Tomasz Szewczyk, Managing Partner Acteeum Central Europe.
In addition to purely ecological aspects, the awarded BREEAM Final Stage certificate highly appreciates the project management system at the planning and construction stages, as well as all solutions favoring the comfort, health and well-being of Galeria Chełm users – both customers and employees.
– The BREEAM certificate of Galeria Chełm makes us extraordinarily happy! It confirms how important it is for us to maintain the greatest possible harmony between the developed projects and its functional side, and their environment, both natural and human. Our goal is to build unique facilities combining functional values with the emotions of customers, creating places filled with a happy atmosphere where you truly want to stay longer.
– explains Monika Woźniak-Zawioła, Head of Retail Equilis.
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.