Galeria Andrychów, the largest power-centre retail park that opened in Poland in 2021 and the largest shopping centre in the region, won a prestigious award. The project of European developer Equilis was awarded “Best Retail Development of the Year” at this year’s CIJ Awards Poland.
CIJ Awards is Europe’s longest running commercial real estate competition. Its goal is to recognize the best and most innovative architectural solutions, new projects, transactions and property development initiatives. This year, more than 100 projects, services and companies were nominated in 21 categories for the awards. Galeria Andrychów received the “Best Retail Development of the Year” statuette and will represent Poland in the Best of the Best CIJ HOF Awards, competing against other European winners.
“Galeria Andrychów is an important project in our portfolio. It is the first property in the Polish market that we have developed according to our business model—construction, preparation for business use, and sale. The ‘Best Retail Development of the Year’ award is an honour for us and proof that the path we have chosen has great potential. It also motivates us to develop further in the commercial real estate segment“Xavier Pierlet, Chief Investment Officer of Equilis Europe –:
Even before its opening, Galeria Andrychów won the prestigious “Future Project” award at the Europa Property CEE Retail & Marketplace Award in 2021. In October 2022, it was sold for €40 million to the Israeli company BIG Shopping Centres. The centre in Lesser Poland is not the only retail park in Equilis’s portfolio in Poland. The developer has also completed Galeria Chełm, which opened in March 2020, and has been announcing new projects, including its first housing estate.