The 30,000-sqm expansion of the Alfa shopping centre in Riga has officially launched.The expansion project will add 30,000 sqm to the Alfa shopping centre, taking the total area to more than 100,000 sqm and increasing the number of renters from the current 170 to 250. The expansion includes a new three-storey addition, with a particular restaurant area on the top floor spanning almost 6,500 sqm, where visitors will be able to dine at new restaurants such as Vairāk Saules, LIDO, BabyBack Ribs & BBQ and Galleria d’Arte. The shopping centre’s current favourite restaurants, such as Gan Bei City, Double Coffee and Čili Pica, will all be reopened.
The first floors of the new building will offer fashion stores such as Zara, Pull&Bear, Bershka, Reserved and Mohito, while the expansion will also present new stores, including Zara Home, Massimo Dutti, Oysho, Stradivarius, House, Cropp, Moskito and Sinsay. The third floor will entertain younger visitors, who will be able to enjoy the use of a particular 500-sqm entertainment area for kids.
Visitors who like an active lifestyle will be able to take advantage of the 1,700-sqm My Fitness sports club on the top floor. The new extension will be a great addition to Alfa shopping centre’s existing cinema experience, which is also planned for an integral upgrade. The Alfa extension will include a significant landscaping upgrade with the creation of a green park.
Tthe total parking capacity will reach 2 000 car spots with the addition of a new underground car park, as well as extra car parking facilities. The project also includes the addition of convenient bike parking facilities.
TTDesign, the in-house design team of Multi Corporation, is responsible for the idea of the extension and the design of the interior. SIA SARMA & NORDE Arhitekti is accountable for the architecture and the technical execution of the project. Technical direction of the extension and renovation will be conducted by the FORMA 2 company, while Merks, the Latvian construction firm, is contracted for the construction. The project is due to be completed in August 2019.