Simon Scott, Head of International Business at Leslie Jones Architecture said, that it is a testament to Leslie Jones Architecture international expertise and experience that Immochan has selected them to work on such an important development. “We are delighted to have won the competitive bid for the Rive Gauche project. We are excited to work with Immochan and their innovative approach to the customer experience,” — added Simon Scott.
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.
As stated by Ganna Koryagina, the Commercial Director of Immochan Ukraine, 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,” — added Ganna Koryagina.
“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.
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 is a leading architecture firm best known for its retail and leisure expertise. The imaginative and experienced team of designers and architects has a creative approach to retail schemes that enhance the value and performance of clients, whilst providing a positive contribution to surrounding communities.