HB Reavis showcases Stanica Nivy at MAPIC – a game-changer for the retail and F&B scene in Bratislava
International real estate developer HB Reavis will exhibit its latest mixed-use project, Stanica Nivy, at Europe’s leading retail property market MAPIC on 15 – 17 November in Cannes. Scheduled for completion in 2020, Stanica Nivy is set to revolutionise Bratislava’s food and beverage (F&B) sectors, with a dedicated focus on contemporary cuisine that reflects Slovakian preference. The scheme will also incorporate an excellent retail mix, a state-of-the-art bus station and office space.
MAPIC is an annual trade show which showcases the best of the international retail property sector and brings together over 8,500 delegates from over 80 countries. F&B forms the key theme of this year’s conference – a result of the increased focus on food in retail real estate and the growing tendency for consumers to prioritise spend within this sector. Accordingly, HB Reavis will present Stanica Nivy’s revolutionary F&B and retail offerings at Riviera 8, stand R.8, D4.
Stanica Nivy will form a new urban social hub, offering an array of tempting F&B options – all of which will have a strong focus on quality. HB Reavis has dedicated 25% of the shopping centre’s floor space to F&B and grocery services, and the major attraction of the scheme will be the 3,000 sq m Spanish-inspired fresh food market, providing seasonal and artisanal products all-year-round. The market will be located on Stanica Nivy’s solely food-dedicated floor, and provide a wide range of cuisines and dining options that cater for all budgets.
Offerings will include street and fast food, casual cafes and modern restaurants with international kitchens and celebrated chefs. Another standout feature of the shopping centre and a first for Bratislava will be the green roof designed by internationally recognised landscape experts BDP. The greenery on the roof will cover an area equivalent to the size of two football pitches and will provide urban gardens and green space for communal leisure activities. The space will encompass public gardens, a running track, beehives, bat boxes, spaces for outdoor meetings or chill out zones and social barbeques for the community to utilise. Stanica Nivy is set to become a food-focused powerhouse within Bratislava.
Construction on the first phase of development started earlier this year – building commenced on the Nivy Tower, set to become the tallest office building within Slovakia. The tower will also have a rooftop restaurant, with a terrace and incredible panoramic views of the city. The entire Stanica Nivy scheme is expected to attract over 50,000 visitors daily, becoming the new and vibrant centre of business within Bratislava.
With low taxes, an affordable cost of living, lively community and convenient connectivity to neighbouring countries Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic, Bratislava is on the rise to becoming a European hotspot, thus forming HB Reavis’ choice of location for development. Stanica Nivy will not only contribute to the revival and repositioning of the city as an attractive living location but also as a desirable foodie and retail destination for locals and visitors alike.
HB Reavis’ Group Retail Leasing Director, Maroš Zelenay said: ‘‘MAPIC is the ideal platform for us to showcase Stanica Nivy, which will be a game-changer for the Slovakian retail and F&B market. We’re looking forward to meeting with sector professionals at the real estate event to discuss the many beneficial amenities Stanica Nivy will offer, alongside it’s superior qualities. With Stanica Nivy, we are reviving a formerly tired looking area in the centre of Bratislava and delivering an international first class retail and food destination for those who visit, work or live in Bratislava.”
Designed by London architects Benoy and local architectural practice Siebert+Talas, Stanica Nivy will become HB Reavis’ seventh shopping centre. The surrounding area is also in the process of being BREEAM Communities International certified – an assessment method used to measure, improve and certify the sustainability of large-scale developments. This zone will be the first urban area in the world to achieve this standard.