UK retailer Sports Direct is to open a store in Galeria Metropolia, currently under construction in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz, Poland. Cushman & Wakefield, a global real estate services firm, acted as the agent on the lease.
Sports Direct, a UK leading sports apparel and footwear retailer, has recently joined other tenants of Galeria Metropolia. Founded in 1982, it already has nearly 700 stores across Europe, including about a dozen in Poland. Sports Direct offers a wide range of top sports brands, including Puma, Adidas and Nike, as well as its own well-known brands such as Lonsdale and Everlast. It will take up around 1,660 sq m in Galeria Metropolia.
“Sports Direct is the United Kingdom’s largest and first-choice retailer offering sports equipment and clothing. It is valued for quality and affordable prices. I’m pleased that Galeria Metropolia customers, undoubtedly including many outdoor enthusiasts, will have access to such a broad sports retail offer in addition to our large fitness club,” said the investor, Bogdan Górski, President of PB Górski.
Galeria Metropolia is part of a phased project developed by Przedsiębiorstwo Budowlane Górski in Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz, Poland. It will comprise the Galeria Metropolia shopping centre, a 126-room hotel and a conference centre. Developments in its vicinity also include Browar Gdański, a housing estate with more than 800 apartments, and Browar Kulturalny providing 20,000 sq m of service and entertainment space. When completed, Galeria Metropolia will provide more than 34,000 sq m to its customers and tenants, including around 150 retail and service stores and stands spread over its four levels. Cushman & Wakefield is the exclusive agent responsible for retail space leasing in Galeria Metropolia, which has already been more than 70 percent let. The scheme is scheduled to be delivered later this year.
“Sports Direct fits in well with the retail offer of Galeria Metropolia. It will be one of several large multi-brand stores offering a broad range of products in one place,” said Lucyna Śliż, Associate Director, Retail Department of Cushman & Wakefield.