Warsaw, March 2, 2016 – Toruń has 4 shopping centres totaling almost 138 thousand sqm. The density ratio has increased to a level of circa 680 sqm per 1,000 inhabitants. The vacancy rate at the end of 2015 stood at the level of 5,2% – informs Colliers International in its publication “Shopping centres in regional cities | Toruń”.
The most important event in the retail market in Toruń in 2015 was the extension (by over 15,000 sqm) and modernisation of the Atrium Copernicus shopping centre. Several new retail chains debuted there, including Decathlon sporting goods store, New Balance and Cubus fashion stores as well as a Tab which offers home accessories. At the same time, brands from LPP Group and H&M enlarged their stores, Jupi Park playground was opened. Currently, the food court is being modernised.
„No new retail schemes are due to be built in the near future. However, intensive works are underway on the Toruń Outlet project. Another scheme in Toruń – Solaris – has been suspended and the change from retail to office function is being considered,“ said Katarzyna Michnikowska
, Senior Analyst from Research and Consultancy Services in Colliers International.
The retail market in Toruń is dominated by traditional shopping centres. Developers are considering new retail parks and outlet centre projects.
There are 400 shops in shopping centres in Toruń. The largest tenant group are chains from the fashion sector (30%), services (13%) and shoes & leather accessories (10%). Among lease transactions announced in 2015 are: Cubus (600 sqm), KappAhl (850 sqm), Rossmann (683 sqm) and Adidas (275 sqm) in Atrium Copernicus as well as Pepco (400 sqm) in CH Bielawy.
Rental rates for units in shopping centres in Toruń are at an average level and show a slight downward trend. The highest monthly rents for a unit of 100-150 sqm GLA in the fashion sector are in the range of EUR 31-33 per month.