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 neighbourhoods, within which the shopping centre will be integrated.

The demolition and rebuilding of this 1990s shopping centre is thought to be the first of many anticipated in the Czech Republic, as a number of post-Communist era developments reach the end of their useful life (complete reconstruction will often prove to be more satisfactory than trying to renovate an outdated building).

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, 布拉格

Jon joined Chapman Taylor in London in 1997. He now heads up the Central Eastern Europe (CEE) region and leads the design and implementation of projects in the Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine.

Based in Prague since 1991, Jon’s knowledge of the CEE markets and his leadership has helped our Prague studio become one of the leading architects of commercial buildings in the region, winning ‘Architect of the Year’ at the CEE Retail Real Estate Awards every year since 2008 and many other accolades. 

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Office / Residential

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