Galeria Pomorska in Bydgoszcz, Poland, opened its new mall to the public in 2016.
Colman Architects was appointed by the shopping centre owners, Resolution Property then, together with Balmain Asset Management, we developed a long-term strategic masterplan for the 400,000 sq ft retail and leisure scheme. This included a major €25m extension as well as internal reorganisation designed to enhance the performance of the centre by improving circulation and creating new retail space.
The project was completed in three carefully planned phases to help keep disruption to a minimum. Phase 1 included a new car park and public entrance adjacent to Carrefour; Phase 2 saw the construction of the largest multi-storey car park in Bydgoszcz, providing space for 900 cars. At over 110,000 sq ft, Phase 3 brought about a 35% increase in the shopping centre’s footprint and included the addition of a generously proportioned, brightly day-lit shopping mall which is accessed by new, two-storey, glazed entrances.
The newly extended centre attracted international brands such as Bershka, Stradivarius, Reserved, Cropp, House, Sinsay, Home & You, and Rossmann, saw the expansion of a number of existing brands such as H&M & Deichmann.
Since opening, footfall has been reported to have increased by 20% (ACROSS – The European Retail Real Estate Magazine)