The Deputy Mayor of Belgrade officially laid down a foundation stone at the construction site of a new 43,000 sqm shopping centre in the heart of the city.

Belgrade, October 18th, 2018 – Deputy Mayor of Belgrade, Goran Vesić and CEO of MPC Properties Ingo Nissen have officially laid down a foundation stone at the construction site of a new shopping centre on the corner of Vojislava Ilića St. and Mis Irbijeve St. with over 43,000 square meters of sales space and a total built area of 130,000 m2. The new shopping centre will uplift and enhance the surrounding district where there is an exceptional need for a modern shopping destination. The surrounding area with 350,000 residents within a radius of 15 minutes will become the new central gathering point of the community. The project is a joint venture of MPC Properties, the largest investor in the region of South-East Europe and Atterbury Europe, focused on shopping centre investments and retail development opportunities in Europe, which will collectively invest more than 110 million euros in this project.

The opening ceremony of the new shopping centre is planned for the spring of 2020 and thanks to this investment, over 150 international and regional brands will enrich this part of Belgrade with their offers. In addition to the location, the new shopping centre will be recognizable by an innovative concept which follows the latest global trends in retail with multiple open areas, lots of natural light and greenery, all in order to provide consumers with the maximum comfort to shop and relax. The modern design of the building is a conceptual result of well-known international design office Chapman Taylor based in Dusseldorf, Germany.

“MPC Properties has been present on the market for more than 16 years and sets the highest standards of construction and development of shopping and business destinations. UŠĆE Shopping Centre, developed and managed by MPC Properties is the leader in shopping centre category and the best shopping centre in the region, representing the ultimate shopping destination. By analysing the market and following global trends, we have estimated that this is an ideal moment to offer quality, comprehensive and modern retail concept at the location which does not have a modern shopping destination. The shopping centre will feature a specially created tenant mix, with well-known international and regional names, from fashion and sports brands, cinema to supermarket and a rich offer of restaurants, bars and coffee shops. It is our utmost pleasure to inform you that on the day of laying the foundation stone, more than 60% of sales premises have been leased, which speaks for itself about the location. I also have to express my gratitude to the city administration for another exceptional cooperation and the speed of acquiring all necessary permits, which will hopefully continue in the future” said Ingo Nissen, CEO of MPC Properties.

“As co-developers Atterbury Europe is extremely thrilled with the construction start of this state-of-the-art shopping centre alongside MPC. Belgrade is an exciting city with loads of growth potential and it is our privilege to be part of this exciting development whereby an abandoned industrial site can be transformed into a place of shopping, relaxation and enjoyment for the citizens,” explains Raoul de Villiers, Director of Developments for Atterbury Europe.