Half of business premises at REDI shopping centre have been leased
More than 100 of the just over 200 business premises at the REDI shopping and experience centre, being implemented by SRV in Kalasatama, Helsinki, have already been leased on binding agreements. In addition, lease negotiations are currently under way on all of the remaining business premises.
International fashion houses Hennes & Mauritz and Lindex, the Varner Group’s famous brands Cubus, Dressmann, Volt, Bik Bok and Carlings as well as Bestseller’s Jack&Jones have leased business premises at REDI, which will open its doors in autumn 2018. REDI’s customers will be provided with daily consumer goods services by K-Supermarket, Lidl , K-Market and Ruohonjuuri, while those interested in sports accessories will be served by Stadium. Clas Ohlson, the household application expert, will also open an outlet at REDI. “The great interest shown in REDI’s business premises is also reflected in the fact that all café and restaurant premises were leased a year ago, with the exception of approximately 700 square metre restaurant area in connection with the entertainment world, the leasing of which will take place during spring 2017,” explains SRV’s Pia Svensk, Director of Retail Concepts, REDI.
In addition to a comprehensive retail offering, REDI will also feature new and surprising leisure-time options. “Shopping centres are increasingly becoming meeting places where visitors want to have fun and stay longer. They are also seen as sources of experiences and entertainment. REDI will bring experiences to the shopping centre. At REDI, visitors can experience the very special thrill of flying in the free-fall simulator FÖÖNI. A new kind of activity in connection with a shopping centre will also offered by a climbing centre, which will have a training area of around 1,000 square metres and a 20-metre high climbing wall,” says SRV’s Jonna Majanen, Leasing Manager, REDI.
Companies have particularly commented on REDI’s wonderful location on diverse transport links. The shopping centre is easily reached by all forms of transport, at the intersection of highways leading into the city and the metro line.
“The metro will stop 500 times a day on the third floor of the REDI shopping centre. Busses will stop both on the third floor of the shopping centre and at street level. For cars, there will be lots of parking spaces below the street level. In the planning of routes and parking spaces, cyclists have also been taken into account. REDI will also have parking spaces for 3,000 bicycles,” says Svensk.
The REDI shopping centre is expected to attract over 12 million visitors in its first full year of operation. “The strong customer flows will make REDI an excellent place to do business. REDI, due to open in 2018 next to Finland’s mostly densely populated area, will have around 60,000 people living in its direct proximity, and there will be over 500,000 people, a third of the residents of Greater Helsinki, in its entire catchment area. There will be 45,000 jobs within only a ten-minute walk of the centre,” says Svensk.
Pia Svensk, Director of Retail Concepts, REDI by SRV, tel. +358 50 389 0569, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonna Majanen, Leasing Manager, REDI by SRV, tel. +358 45 110 8802, email@example.com
Heli Pulkkinen, Communications Specialist, REDI by SRV, tel. +358 50 411 0787, firstname.lastname@example.org
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REDI in brief
REDI, implemented by SRV at Kalasatama, Helsinki, will comprise the inner city’s largest shopping and experience centre as well as eight tower buildings. Below the centre will be a 2,000-space parking facility, usable by both the towers’ residents and the shopping centre’s customers. REDI’s popularity is not just restricted to business premises. Of the apartments in the first residential tower, Majakka, around 90% have been reserved. Construction work at REDI, Finland’s largest urban construction project, was launched in spring 2015 and is expected to continue until 2023. The shopping centre will open as a complete unit in autumn 2018.