Romanian real estate developer Iulius has announced plans to expand its shopping mall in Suceava, Romania. The Iulius Mall Suceava, which opened in 2008, is one of the biggest shopping and entertainment venues in Northern Romania.
The mall is owned equally by Iulius and Atterbury Europe, a property investment firm based in the Netherlands.
In February 2022, Iulius announced that it would invest €40m ($44.74m) in the mall expansion, which will bring its total investment in the retail facility to €110m ($123m).
Construction work on the expansion project is expected to begin in the second half of 2022, with completion expected at the end of 2023.
The expanded shopping centre will provide visitors with access to renowned fashion brands and new entertainment concepts and services.
Location and visitor details of the Iulius Mall Suceava
The Iulius Mall Suceava is located on Calea Unirii Street, in the Suceava city, in Romania. The shopping centre attracts more than ten million visitors a year.
Details of the Iulius Mall Suceava expansion
The shopping mall’s expansion will include the construction of an additional 14,000m² (150,694ft²) of leasable area, increasing the mall’s total area to more than 65,000m² (699,654ft²).
The expansion will be structured as a retail park, which will be internally connected to the existing mall, but will have direct access from the outside.
For the first time, it will bring a new mix of international fashion brands to the region, along with themed restaurants, cafes, open-air terraces, drive-thru locations, and leisure, relaxation, and promenade zones. Medical services will also be available within the mall.
Approximately 10,000m² (107,639ft²) of green and pedestrian area at the mall will also be reconfigured and refitted as part of the expansion. The reconfiguration is expected to bring visitors closer to nature, and provide space for open-air events, while supplementing the entertainment options available.
Iulius also plans to add 850 new parking places, bringing the mall’s total parking capacity to more than 2,150. The new parking spaces will feature charging stations for electric vehicles.
Concurrent to the expansion, the company is planning for an urban remodelling to upgrade the existing entrances, pedestrian access paths, and the roadway connections to the mall.
Retail, dining, and entertainment options at Iulius Mall Suceava
Iulius Mall Suceava houses more than 200 retail stores that deal with several categories of products from electronics, home appliances, fashion, sportswear, accessories, and jewellery, to footwear, books, stationery, beauty products, wedding gifts, and pet supplies. The mall also features do-it-yourself (DIY) and home improvement stores.
Major retail brands at the mall include Adidas, Intersport, Atlantis Gold, Auchan, H&M, DinoLand, Bigotti, Eximtur, Salamander, Brico Dépôt, Sephora, Motivi, and C&A. Brands such as Daioro, Seroussi, Delia’07, Deichmann, Sabrini, Deluxe Cards, Expertoptic, KVL, Lava & Cuce, Samsonite, Smith&Smith, and Mondo Komestik are also present at the mall.
The leading restaurants and cafes at the mall include KFC, McDonald’s, Betty Ice, Fornetti, Spartan, Medieval Gurmand, Mesopotamia Romania, Salad Box, Fryday, Kups, and 5 to go. The food court within the mall has a seating arrangement for more than 1,200 people.
The Iulius Mall Suceava also houses a multiplex cinema with eight screens, operated by Cinema City, one of the biggest multiplex operators in Romania. Other entertainment options at the mall include Club Strikers, Kidsland, and Kiddie Rides. Furthermore, the mall features a seasonal ice-skating rink within the premises.
Capgemini, a French IT services company operates through an office within the mall’s first floor.