Chapman Taylor designs new Spektrum Centre in Prague

Chapman Taylor has created a design for the new Spektrum shopping centre in Prague’s Čestlice district.

The existing, 20-year-old Spektrum Centre is to be demolished and replaced by a retail scheme which is designed to meet the needs of the affluent surrounding demographic. The 6,600m² GLA design will create a modern and dynamic environment using high-quality materials and attractive landscaping. Up to 20 commercial spaces will be created, along with the opportunity for tenants to operate on two levels, while extensive greenery will provide a relaxing space for visitors.

Chapman Taylor is designing the commercial area on behalf of CPI Property Group, while Šmídová Landscape Architects is designing the surrounding landscape within which the shopping centre sits.

The demolition and rebuilding of this 1990s shopping centre is thought to be the first of many anticipated in the Czech Republic and the wider CEE region, as a number of post-Communist era developments reach the end of their useful life.

It is anticipated that the project will open in the run-up to Christmas 2020.

Chapman Taylor has an industry-leading record in adding value to existing sites and developments, from shopping centres and leisure venues to office blocks, hotels and transport hubs. Clients come back to us repeatedly for our asset enhancement services because they know that we can spot economic opportunities in even the most challenging projects.

For more information, please contact:

Jon Hale (BA (Hons) Dip Arch ARB ČKA)

Group Board Director, Prague

Jon heads up Chapman Taylor's business in the Central Eastern Europe (CEE) region, leading on the design and implementation of projects in the Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Serbia.

Based in Prague since 1991, Jon joined Chapman Taylor in London in 1997 and was invited to the Group Board in 2020. His knowledge of the CEE markets and his leadership have helped our Prague studio become one of the foremost architects of commercial buildings in the region. The Prague team is dedicated to delivering high-quality architecture to clients in the CEE region with a strong emphasis on delivering sustainable and commercially successful projects that people enjoy.

Areas of expertise:

Mixed-use / Workplace / Residential / Retail

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