Deputy Mayor of Belgrade, Goran Vesić, and Director of MPC Properties Ingo Nissen have solemnly laid the foundation stone on the site of the construction of a new shopping centre on the corner of Vojislav Ilić and Mis Irbijeve streets with over 43,000 square meters of sales space and a total area of 130,000 m2.
The new shopping centre will improve and enrich the content at a location where there is an exceptional need for a modern shopping destination, in which, just a few minutes from the future shopping centre, more than 350,000 inhabitants live. It is a joint venture of MPC Properties, the largest investor in the region of Southeast Europe and Atterbury Europe, focused on investment in shopping centres and retail capacity development in Europe, which will invest more than 110 million euros in this project.
The opening of the new shopping centre is planned for the spring of 2020, and thanks to this investment, over 150 most renowned international and regional brands will enrich this part of Belgrade with their offers. In addition to the location, the shopping centre will be recognizable by an innovative concept that follows the latest world trends in retail with more open surfaces, lots of natural light and greenery, all in order to provide the consumers with a maximum of shopping and relaxation atmosphere. The modern design of the building is the conceptual design of the famous international architectural bureau Chapman Taylor of Düsseldorf, Germany.
“MPC Properties has been present on the market for more than 16 years and sets the highest standards of construction and development of shopping and business destinations. MPC Properties is known for the construction and management of UŠĆE Shopping Center, the largest and best shopping centre in the region and the leader in the shopping centre category. Analyzing the market and following the world trends, we have estimated that the ideal moment is to offer quality, content and modern retail concept at a location where there is no modern shopping destination. The shopping centre will feature a specially created lease mix, with sound international and regional names, from fashion and sports brands, through cinemas to supermarkets and a rich gastronomic selection of cafes and restaurants. We are particularly pleased that today when we are setting up a cornerstone, we can boast of the information that more than 60% of the objects have been issued, which speaks a lot about the attractiveness of the site itself. I must also express my gratitude to the city administration for another exceptional cooperation and the speed of obtaining all necessary permits, which, I hope, will continue in the future,” said Ingo Nissen, director of MPC Properties.
“As one of the investors, we are particularly proud of Atterbury Europe because of the beginning of the construction of this modern shopping centre that we are building together with MPC Properties. Belgrade is a very dynamic city with great potential for progress and it is our privilege to be part of this significant project that will an abandoned industrial site transformed into a place for relaxation and enjoyment of citizens,” explains Raoul de Villiers, director of development at Atterbury Europe.
The new shopping centre is another one in a series of investments of MPC Properties, which is also known in the market as having the largest shopping centre in the region – UŠĆE Shopping Center, Mercator Center Belgrade, business centres of Ušće Tower I and II, Navigator Business Center I and II. This investment will consolidate the expertise and rich experience the company has, but also to capture the latest global trends in the retail industry.
The new shopping centre on the corner of Vojislav Ilić and Mis Irbijeve streets is managed by Confluence Property Management.