SES is setting new standards with Zagreb’s KING CROSS shopping center.
SES has been managing the KING CROSS shopping center in Zagreb/Croatia as owner and operator since 2018. Now SES is developing the established center into Croatia's most modern shopping mall. Construction work to completely refurbish the center will begin in 2024 following an approximately 40 million euro investment. Completion is scheduled for autumn 2025.
SPAR Real Estate Board Member and SES Board Chairperson, Marcus Wild: "The creation of vibrant living spaces requires flair to introduce fundamental changes at the right time. SES is adopting precisely this approach with the forthcoming refurbishment of KING CROSS Zagreb to transform the shopping center into a next-generation shopping destination".
SES CEO Christoph Andexlinger: "We are therefore constantly implementing measures to safeguard the ongoing development and enhanced sustainability of the facilities we manage. SES is sending an important message for the future by investing in the expansion and conversion of Zagreb’s KING CROSS shopping center”.
Appeal of the mall area
The trend in the development and construction of shopping centers is clearly focused on enhancing consumer experience and opening up to the outside world. KING CROSS has been extremely successful in consolidating its position since opening its doors in 2002. But now it is time to reach new heights by creating brand-new experiences and improving the quality of the stay.
New outdoor restaurants and children’s play areas
With next year’s complete center refurbishment, SES is investing over 40 million euros in total to boost the appeal of the shopping mall. With this in mind, the forecourt also features in the plan alongside a new center and attractive outdoor eating areas, Mediterranean style. The existing shopping areas will be adapted alongside the creation of adventure zones and children's play areas.
Refurbishing the mall while business continues as normal
The mall will continue to operate during the refurbishment, involving seven construction phases. All construction permits have now been issued and completion is scheduled for autumn 2025. The project will create an additional 5,000 square meters of leasable area on site. The mall has 35,000 square meters of gross leasable space (GLA), 55 shops and 1,600 parking spaces.
Strong anchor businesses
The venue stands out from the crowd in the greater Zagreb area with furniture retailer Harvey Norman and sports supplier Decathlon, thanks to its unique branch mix with large stores in the home & sports sectors. Thanks to INTERSPAR, dm, JYSK, Baby Center und PittaRosso, the center boasts additional strong anchor businesses and a balanced shop mix comprising regional, national, and international partners. A new INTERSPAR bakery opened in the first half of 2023. The refurbishment will also create the most modern INTERSPAR store in Croatia.
Latest technology, sustainability, and alternative mobility
The refurbishment is also set to bring the premises in line with state-of-the-art technical standards. There are plans to install a 6,800 square meter, 880 kW photovoltaic system on the roof to provide the center with a sustainable energy supply. The center will also be connected to Europe's longest network of cycle paths, courtesy of the City of Zagreb Greenway project.
26 SEPTEMBER 2023, Croatia
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