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27 January 2022

Nivy Mall, Bratislava, Slovakia

The Nivy shopping mall in Bratislava, Slovakia, which was opened in September 2021, is home to major international brands.
The Nivy mall is part of a mixed-use development, known as Nivy Station. Credit: HB Reavis Group.
The shopping mall was opened in September 2021. Credit: HB Reavis Group.
The Nivy Station was built on the site of the former bus station Mlynské Nivy in Bratislava. Credit: HB Reavis Group.
Construction of the Nivy Station began in 2017. Credit: HB Reavis Group.
The mixed-use project was developed by HB Reavis. Credit: HB Reavis Group.

The Nivy mall is a new supra-regional shopping centre located in the city of Bratislava, Slovakia. It was developed by HB Reavis, a European real estate developer.

Inaugurated in September 2021, the Nivy mall is part of the Nivy Station, a mixed-use development comprising the shopping mall, a new airport-style international bus terminal, an office tower, and a fresh produce marketplace.

The mixed-use development created a unique complex that combines travel, business, services, and leisure facilities. The Nivy Station is projected to become an important transport hub and a major social hub in the city.

The complex sits on the site of the former bus station Mlynské Nivy, which was built in 1983. The approval for the start of construction of the mall was granted in March 2017. Construction then began in May the same year.

Nivy mall location and details

The Nivy mall is located at Mlynske nivy street, in the Ružinov suburb in Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia. The location is at the centre of the business district.

The shopping centre is close to Nivy Tower, a 125m-tall office building that is the tallest building in the country.

The Nivy Station building has five floors, including a below-ground floor, which houses the bus station. The ground and first floors are home to retail stores while the second floor houses the marketplace and food court. The third floor offers a green roof, which features a park, a sports facility, and an outdoor gathering space.

The Nivy mall occupies 70,000m² (753,473ft²). The marketplace is spread across 3,000m² (32,291ft²) while the bus station occupies approximately 30,000m² (322,917ft²).

Retail options at the Nivy mall

Some of the retail stores at the Nivy mall include Zara Home, Martinus, Fjallraven, Massimo Dutti, Zara, Pupa Milano, Yves Rocher, Bershka, Reserved, House, Cropp, Fusake, Mohito, Orion, FAnn Perfumery, and Pull & Bear.

The mall also houses Stradivaruis, Levi’s, SiNSAY, Faxcopy, Ozeta, Bjorn Borg, Oysho, New Yorker, Dedoles, SPP, Albi, Form Factory, Hydrotour, Primadonna Collection, Curaprox, SCANquilt, Ben Pharmacy, iStores, Tescoma, 101 Drugstore, Intimissimi, and PlayGoSmart.

Other stores include Calzedonia, Tezenis, Dental Brothers, Max Original Leather, O2, FixServis, Dormeo Home, Yankee Candle, NAY Electrode, Sevt, Slovenská sporiteľňa, Alain Delon, Douglas, Materasso, Pirex, 365 Bank, Optika Frohlich, King’s Barber Shop, and Peek & Choppenburg.

The Nivy mall will also welcome retailers such as Springfield, Women’s Secret, SOM Store, and Cortefiel in the coming months.

Dining options at the Nivy mall

Built in a Barcelona-style, the marketplace features various street food and seasonal stalls throughout the year. It offers locally-grown fresh produce, and houses restaurants and speciality shops.

Food and beverage options on the second floor include Yeme gluten-free bakery, WinePlanet, Hummusbar, Regal Burger, Masala Darbar, La Fabuleuse Épicerie, Nuttery & Pijo Bio, Mondieu, U Gazdu, Bull Bistro, PHOlievky, McDonald’s, Poké Bistro, La Donuteria, Doraemon Tea, Banh Mi Ba, Cuvée, Papa Turkish, and BeijaFlor.

Nivy Mall also features cafe and dining outlets such as Cafepoint, Dallmayr, Promo Caffe, Sushi Time, and McDonald’s McCafé while level -1 houses Anker, and the MINIT bakery.

Amenities at Nivy Station

The amenities include information desks, mobile charging stations, free Wi-Fi, lounge areas, a lost and found service, and luggage storage. The complex also features an underground car park on level-2.

Sustainability features at the Nivy mall

The Nivy complex received the BREEAM Communities ‘Excellent’ certification. The certification was issued after assessing the complex on grounds such as housing quality, infrastructure, civic amenities, as well as energy and natural resources consumption.

Financing

The Nivy Station project received a loan worth €175m ($200.56m) from a banking consortium of Tatra banka, UniCredit Bank, ČSOB, and HYPO-BANK Burgenland in 2018. UniCredit Bank acted as the agent for the financing transaction.

Contractors involved

HB Reavis selected architecture firms Benoy, and Siebert + Talaš for the Nivy project’s design. Benoy offered master planning, architecture and interior design services for the mixed-use development.

Other design and architecture contractors included BDP and Space Syntax. BDP designed the green roof and other green areas. Terra Florida and 2ka Landscape architects were also contracted to provide landscape architectural services.

Skeleting, Strucon, Nordec, and Hescon were engaged for structural engineering works. Milan Janák, Valeron, Delphia, and 3S PROJEKT provided environmental engineering services.

Hailight and Smart Light were contracted to provide lighting services. Nedap, a Dutch technology company, provided the access control system for Nivy Mall.

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