Almost 43,000 square metres of new shopping area with construction elements saved of old Supersam hall

HOCHTIEF Polska Branch in Kraków commenced design works ref. construction of a retail center Supersam. The investment is located near bus station and the main public transport hub at Skargi Str. in Katowice. It is developed by Griffin Group, the owner of retail center Renoma in Wrocław and of a reconstruction project of Hala Koszyki (Koszyki Hall) in Warsaw. The contract value was agreed to be kept confidential. The project scope includes construction of a building with five overground storeys (inclusive two parking storeys) and one underground floor. The new building will house about 100 shops and service points typical for retail parks, as well as, a modern cinema and a fitness club. The ground and first storeys will be commercial space occupied by shops, and the second storey is designed for cinema, restaurants and recreational facilities. A car park will occupy the roof and part of third and fourth storeys. The underground part will provide retail space, as well as technical facilities, storage space and delivery area. A distinguishing feature of the investment is the main part of the building where fourth steel spans from the original welded construction of the old Supersam hall will be kept within the new structure. Above the entire open space, there has been designed a roof lantern linked in its shape to the construction of the historic hall. The total area of the project will amount to 42,800 square metres. At present, design works are in progress. Construction works are to begin in August 2013 and are scheduled to be completed in September 2015.

– The Supersam together with the Renoma center and the Koszyki Hall will make up key activity of the Griffin Group in the retail segment. Choice of HOCHTIEF Polska as general contractor assures timely realization as well as high quality of all construction works. Therefore, already now I invite inhabitants of the Silesian Agglomeration to opening ceremony in nearly above two years – said Michał Świerczyński, Venture Partner – Head of Retail in the Griffin Group.