Laying the foundation stone for the retail park (M Park) in Koszalin :: 2nd phase of the EMKA Gallery27/06/2022
On June 22, 2022, 20 years after the opening of Galeria Emka, the ceremony of laying the foundation stone for the construction of the shopping park (M Park), which will be located next to the gallery, took place.
"Next to Galeria Emka, a 2-story retail park building with an area of almost 10,000 sq m will be erected, which will be called M Park and which will complement the gallery's offer with recreational and commercial functions. The construction of the retail park (M Park) will soon be completed, and the current works are going according to plan. Soon the building under construction will be connected with Galeria Emka. " - says Jacek Sikorski, Director of EMKA Gallery, LCP.
The first construction plans assumed that a replica of the famous Paris Eiffel Tower was to be built in the place where the Emka Gallery now stands. However, political turmoil meant that in 1999 the plans to build Galeria Emka in its present shape were approved. Exactly on June 20, 2002, the doors of the Shopping Center were opened for the residents for the first time.
The facility was created with the residents and their needs in mind and has been an element of the Koszalin landscape for two decades. Galeria Emka offers over 70 stores of Polish and global brands, over 500 parking spaces, a unique restaurant zone, and facilities for the disabled. In 2006, the new owner of Galeria Emka is the British investment fund LCP Properties, which a few years later decided to modernize the gallery and adapt it to world standards.
In 2017, Galeria Emka was modernized and modernized. Despite the fact that from the outside the same body was left, the Emka inside gained a completely new face. The gallery has been renovated and adapted to new, high standards in the market. The systems responsible for the safety and convenience of the gallery's customers were modernized. Additional escalators have appeared and the position of the moving belts has been changed, which make it much easier for people with disabilities or families with small children to move around. The latest fire-fighting installations have been installed. Most of the premises have been renovated, emergency exits and additional staircases have appeared. Thanks to the maximally raised ceilings, high glass windows and carefully selected lighting, the gallery gained more light and the individual salons gained elegance. There is also a unique restaurant zone called "food on the beach", the character of which refers to the nearby sea. Light wood, sailing ropes, marine decorations, industrial lamps and a wavy ceiling dominate.
In September 2020, thanks to the help and support of the President of the City, Piotr Jedli?ski, as well as the City Council, Galeria Emka obtained a valid construction permit, which was postponed to 2021 due to the pandemic. The first works for the construction of the M Park began in October 2021 with backfilling the trench that had accompanied the inhabitants of Koszalin for several years. The main contractors are MIRBUD S.A.
Retail park (M PARK)
Next to Galeria Emka, there will be a 2-story retail park building with an area of almost 10,000 m2, which will be called M Park and which will complement the gallery's offer with recreational and commercial functions. The construction of M Park will soon be completed, the works are going according to plan and soon a new building will be erected, connected with Galeria Emka. Over 2,000 sq m It will occupy a modern fitness club Just Gym, the largest store in the region of the Sinsay brand, the international retail chain JYSK, and a Helios cinema with several projection rooms, including two premium class rooms. New tenants of M Park will complement the offer of the neighboring Galeria Emka with entertainment and leisure functions, which will enrich the current offer of the gallery and will save time for all its visitors.
The opening of the M Park is planned for the spring of 2023. After the re-branding of Galeria EMKA, the entire project will be called M EMKA.