Colliers International property consultants, the exclusive marketing and leasing agent of the shopping and entertainment centre Sfera Mall, located in Obukhovo in the Moscow Region, announces the start of the leasing campaign. The major anchor tenant AUCHAN hypermarket has already signed a preliminary lease agreement for 17, 000 sqm in the project.

SEC Sfera Mall will be located in the Obukhovo district 24 km from the MKAD on the first line of Gorkovskoe Highway – one of the most intensive transport thoroughfares of the Moscow Region. The traffic of this federal route is estimated at 70,000 – 100,000 autos per day. The SEC opening is scheduled for Q3, 2014.

The catchment area of the SEC Sfera Mall is more than 800,000 people, including the population of such large towns of the Moscow Region as Balashikha, Elektrostal’ and Noginsk.

The total area of the SEC Sfera Mall is 82,000 sqm and gross leasable area (GLA) is 60,000 sqm. The project will comprise such anchor tenants as a sports goods hypermarket, a white&brown supermarket and a children goods store, as well as a cinema multiplex will be in the project. The major international and federal retail operators will form the retail gallery of the SEC. The parking for 2,300 lots is stipulated for the comfort of the future customers. The leading consulting company Colliers International is the consultant of the project. The architectural concept of the SEC Sfera Mall has been developed by Dyer architects. Following the pattern of the modern European shopping centers SEC Sfera Mall will become the popular, recognizable and comfortable place for the family rest.

The world-famous hypermarket network AUCHAN, having leased 17,000 sqm, has already become the main anchor tenant in Sfera Mall. This hypermarket will be one of the largest stores of the network that located outside the MKAD in the Moscow Region.

Mikhail Sverdlov, Director of the Agency Group of the Retail Property Department:
“SEC Sfera Mall is a vivid example of the development of the new trade corridor in the Moscow Region and construction of the large objects in the radius of 20-50 km from MKAD. Sfera Mall will cover the whole cluster of towns, and their citizens will no more have the need to go to Moscow for shopping. Today we have already seen the increasing interest of the federal and international retailers to the project. And it is proven by Auchan leasing contract signed1,5 year before the shopping center opening.

Alexander Borzov, General Director of Tekhnoservice company, the developer of Sfera Mall project:
“It is the first project for our company, that’s why we have chosen the professional consulting, architectural and design companies for the realization of a really successful SEC. We don’t hesitate that Sfera Mall will become a landmark project and notable event in the retail property market”.