Architectural company Urban Experts (Kyiv), and Leslie Jones Architecture (London), have won the tender of international development company Immochan to create the interior design of their unique shopping and entertainment centre (SEC) Rive Gauche in Kyiv. 8 companies were invited to participate in the Immochan tender: 5 international architectural bureaus and 3 Ukrainian companies.
Immochan’s main criteria for the evaluation of participants’ commercial offers were:
1) Conforming to the positioning of the project, as well as the ability to embody the main slogan of the Rive Gauche project — “BE OUR GUESTS” — when developing its interior design.
2) The company’s experience.
3) The price-to-quality ratio.
“Having submitted the draft proposals, Urban Experts & Leslie Jones Architecture demonstrated maximum correspondence to the positioning of the project. Cooperation with the Ukrainian company Urban Experts would provide an attractive offer for the services of the international architectural bureau,” — stated Ganna Koryagina, the Commercial Director of Immochan Ukraine.
“Our entire team is proud to have won Immochan’s tender, as it is one of the leading international companies in the construction and management of shopping centres. I am confident that our architects will complement this unique project for Ukraine, Rive Gauche, with the profound Ukrainian expertise of Urban Experts and the broad international experience of Leslie Jones Architecture,” — commented the founder and CEO of Urban Experts Vitaly Boyko.
“Forty years of Immochan’s experience contributed to the high level of expertise in commercial real estate. The company is focused on creating project values during its full life cycle, through design solutions, marketing policy, management and promotional approach. All these components, including internal design, aim to meet the expectations of the local population. The uniqueness in the Rive Gauche design will feature the so-called ‘Hygge’ style,” — Ganna Koryagina stressed.
Rive Gauche is a unique shopping and entertainment centre on the Kyiv left bank, launched by “Immochan Ukraine”. The Realisation of the shopping centre, Rive Gauche — with its total area of 150,000 sq.m. — is carried out in two phases, opening in 2017 and 2019. Ukraine’s largest hypermarket Auchan will open in Rive Gauche (15,000 sq.m.), with a shopping gallery of 60 boutiques (over 5,000 sq.m.), and unique format of innovative digital services for customers.
With nearly 400 shopping centres managed in 12 countries across Europe and Asia, Immochan is one of today’s leading European commercial real estate companies for shopping centres.
For 40 years, Immochan has been developing its global expertise in commercial real estate and mastery of the whole value creation chain — ranging from investment and dynamic asset management, through to the design, marketing, management and promotion of shopping centres.
The company “Immochan Ukraine” was founded in 2007 and is part of Auchan Holding. Currently, “Immochan Ukraine” manages 3 shopping galleries in Kyiv: Auchan Petrovka, Auchan Belichi, and Auchan Chernigovskaya shopping centre. Currently, the company is working on the implementation of 3 large-scale projects: 2 in Kyiv, and 1 in Odessa, with the latter planning to open in 2017 and 2019.
Urban Experts, Ukraine’s exclusive partner to one of the world’s best architecture bureaus, Leslie Jones architecture, provides world-class architectural services in all segments of real estate in Ukraine, Eastern Europe, the CIS and the Baltic States. Urban Experts works with the market leaders in Ukrainian real estate, including UDP, KAN Development, Mandarin Plaza, Kyivmiskbud, Arkada Bank, Argo Real Estate Fund and various others.
Leslie Jones Architecture
Leslie Jones Architecture has an excellent, reputable track record of designing world-famous mixed-use projects. The London team consists of professionals in masterplanning, architecture and interior design, working on projects in all sectors of retail, leisure, hotel business, residential real estate, office spaces and transport facilities in the UK and other countries. Among the company’s clients —ING Bank, J.P. Morgan, Land Securities, British Land, Quitan, Queensberry Real Estate, Hammerson, Apollo, Intu Properties PLC and many others. Leslie Jones Architecture’s team worked on such projects as Al-Maktoum International Airport in Dubai, Wembley London, Hong Kong International Airport, the best shopping centres according to Mapic Award — Westfield London and Cabot Circus, the best new ICSC shopping centre — Westfield Stratford, The Liberty centre. Among the company’s clients — ING Bank, J.P. Morgan, Land Securities, British Land, Quitan, Queensberry Real Estate, Hammerson, Apollo, Intu Properties PLC and numerous others.