About creating REDEVCO Turkey will start. Magnesia Shopping Center 17,000 square meters in the first quarter of 2011.
Manisa is one of the most industrialized provinces in Turkey’s Aegean Region and has a total population of 1,330,000. The center will offer a 4,500-m² hypermarket, a 1,500-m² cinema complex, 1,500 m² of food court and more than 8,500 m² of retail area spread over 65 units. The shopping center will also provide more than 400 parking spaces. Magnesia Shopping Center is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2012.
Magnesia Shopping Center will offer a wide variety of well-known brands in Turkey from menswear and womenswear, sportswear and casual wear to kidswear, accessories and lingerie. Redevco Turkey has started the leasing process and has already signed a number of agreements. Redevco’s tenants in Gordion Shopping Center and Erzurum Shopping Center have shown a keen interest in Magnesia Shopping Center. One of the biggest international hypermarket operators has already committed itself to the project.
Magnesia Shopping Center, designed by RedevConcepts, is a three-level shopping center located on Manisa’s main road, by a green park area. The natural height difference of the site offers the opportunity to create two ground level entrances. One entrance is situated on the Mimar Sinan Boulevard, which is the main artery of Manisa, and will create an attractive square with cafés and restaurants looking onto the mountains. The other entrance is on Ali Riza Efendi Street, which connects directly to the neighborhood. The architecture of the center is based on local materials such as stucco, wood and rough natural stone blocks.
Redevco already opened two shopping centers in 2009: the approx. 50,000-m² Gordion Shopping Center in Ankara and the 32,000-m² Erzurum Shopping Center in Erzurum.
To improve energy efficiency and to promote green design, the Magnesia Shopping Center, designed by RedevConcepts, is being developed according to BREEAM standards. BREEAM is the world’s longest established and most widely used green building standard. Gordion Shopping Center and Erzurum Shopping Center were both awarded BREEAM ‘Very Good’ certificates in 2009.