The OC Spektrum shopping centre, owned by CPI Property Group, has been redeveloped to provide improved services and offerings to the local population in Cestlice, Czech Republic.
The redevelopment of the shopping centre is the first of such projects anticipated in the Czech Republic and the wider Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region.
Commenced in 2019, the shopping centre redevelopment project involved an investment of CZK300m ($13.15m). The modern and convenience-oriented strip mall was opened to the public in March 2021.
OC Spektrum Shopping centre location
The shopping mall is located in the centre of the Pruhonice-Cestlice commercial zone near the city of Prague. It was built on the site of the original Spektrum shopping centre as part of the redevelopment project.
OC Spektrum shopping centre redevelopment details
The original mall was demolished and replaced by a new retail concept with a focus on food and beverage offerings. The transformation of Spektrum into a modern environment involved attractive landscaping and high-quality materials. The redeveloped shopping centre has a gross leasable area of 6,600m² for retailers, 70m² of office space for the facility administration, and 5,981m² of green area.
The new shopping facility offers its tenants the option of built-in duplex designs with the possibility of adding a second floor.
The L-shaped floor plan of the mall includes a separate oval-shaped object dedicated to fast-food chains, cafes, water features, and a playground.
The facade of the business units at the mall features vertically divided glazed surfaces with structural elements of dark grey colour, which creates a contrast with the white mass of the building. An integral element of the main facade is the continuous awning, designed to protect visitors from bad weather.
The entrance portals feature sheet metal tiles, illuminated glass panels, and natural elements such as wood and stone. The information poles at the mall include a combination of artificial stone and a vertical green wall.
The mall has 136 parking spaces, in addition to extensive greenery and outside seating space. The parking area entrance was created exactly at the same place as the original car park. The pedestrian connection between Spektrum and the opposite shopping facility was retained. The redeveloped mall also features pavements around the facility for the easy movement of visitors.
Retail offerings and amenities at OC Spektrum Shopping Centre
The mall houses approximately 20 retail stores including Billa, an Austrian supermarket chain that occupies an area of 978m².
The shopping facility hosts services stores such as Equizoo, Kytky od Pepy, CEZ Electric car charging stations, Valmont Tobacco, Sparkys toys store, and two ATMs.
The mall also houses Euronails beauty store and health stores that include GrandOptical, DM Drugstore and Pharmacy Spectrum.
Dining and entertainment venues
Dining options available at the mall involve 360Pizza, Costa Coffee, Fruit Svetozor, and Boulevard Bakery. The mall includes an area of 150m² for guests served by food and beverage establishments.
New restaurants that signed up to occupy space at the redeveloped shopping facility include Ginza, Dhaba Beas, and Bakery Coat. The mall also features a Flow basic art school and leisure centre and a playground with modern equipment.
Chapman Taylor was contracted to design the redevelopment scheme for CPI Property Group. The landscape design was provided by Šmídová Landscape Architects.