Mölndal Galleria opens today and it's the first new shopping center in the Greater Gothenburg in over 12 years.
With more than 65 different shops, cafés and restaurants in a central location, Mölndal Galleria is a natural part of Mölndal’s inner city.
The center consists of two floors and 24,000 sq.m. of retail, groceries, food & beverage and services. Among the anchor tenants are Ica Kvantum, Systembolaget, H&M, and Nordic Wellness. Mölndal Galleria is the first shopping center in Western Sweden certified with the international standard of BREEAM Very Good.
“The offering in Mölndal has so far been very limited. With a growing population, in the immediate area of approximately 45,000 inhabitants in a few years, there is a great need for more retail and services. Now the inhabitants get a greatly improved and wider range of offering in the long-awaited urban center,” says Martin Kjellman, Commercial Director at Citycon.
On the first floor, restaurants and cafés are located at the inner market square, out to the streets and open spaces. The share of food & beverage is approximately 15% of the center’s gross leasable area. On the second floor, the center’s entrance gives a direct access to Knutpunkt Mölndalsbro, the regions second biggest hub for public transportation by bus, train, and tram.
The transformation of Mölndal’s city center includes not only the new shopping center, but also a whole neighborhood that is renewed with new shopping, culture, jobs, and housing. Last autumn, the new library, and several healthcare units were opened adjacent to Mölndal Galleria. In addition, at least 600 new homes and over 50,000 sq.m. of offices are being built in the immediate vicinity of the center, including the already completed new headquarters of Essity. A total of approximately 6,000 homes and over 100,000 sq.m. of office space are planned to the municipality of Mölndal in the future.
“This investment of EUR 120 million in a new urban shopping center in Mölndal, Gothenburg, the second largest city in Sweden, is a testimony to Citycon’s strategy to recycle and deploy capital to high-quality irreplaceable assets in growing urban areas. It also shows our commitment to grow and invest in Sweden and to strengthen our portfolio quality through selective acquisitions and developments, as we did in Mölndal together with our joint venture partner NCC,” tells Tom Lisiecki, Citycon's Chief Development Officer.
27 SEPTEMBER 2018, Sweden