​ Spektrum shopping centre redevelopment progressing at speed in Prague


The redevelopment of Spektrum shopping centre is progressing at speed in Prague’s Čestlice district.

The former Spektrum Centre has been demolished and is being 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 designed 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.

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.

The 6,600m² GLA retail park will create a modern and dynamic environment using high-quality materials and attractive landscaping. Up to 20 commercial spaces can be accommodated, with tenants having the opportunity to operate on two levels if required. Special attention has been given to the landscaping with extensive greenery and outside seating areas to provide a relaxing atmosphere for visitors.

Chapman Taylor designed the scheme for CPI Property Group, with the landscape design being developed by Šmídová Landscape Architects.

The demolition of the existing 1990s centre and the construction of a completely new building is thought to be the first of several others anticipated in the Czech Republic and the wider CEE region as some of the post-Communist era developments reach the end of their useful life. Whilst many buildings can be successfully re-purposed, and this is the preferred and sustainable solution, a number of projects from this era suffer from fundamental conceptual flaws, for example, inflexible and poorly planned construction systems and failure to meet current fire safety standards.

Chapman Taylor has an industry-leading record in adding value to existing sites and developments, from shopping centres and leisure venues to office buildings, residential, hotels and transportation hubs.

Jan Pokorny (Ing. arch)

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Jan joined Chapman Taylor’s Prague studio in 2004 and was promoted to Associate Director in 2017.

He has extensive design experience and has worked on many projects in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Ukraine, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Switzerland.

Jan’s primary strength is in conceptual design and development where he is able to use his excellent free-hand sketching and rendering skills to great effect.

Areas of expertise:

Conceptual design / Residential / Retail / Office / Hotel

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