Wroclavia Shopping Centre replaces former PKS Coach Station [PHOTOS, VIDEO]

Wroclavia is as big as it gets. This commercial and office space complex and a coach station rolled into one was completed as a building shell in December 2016. The 240-million-euro investment is carried out by the French developer Unibail-Rodamco. The entire project is due to be completed in October 2017.


The concrete giant looks really impressive. The shopping centre, which is Wrocław's second largest after Magnolia, is 71 thousand sqm in size to provide 200 stores, 7 thousand sqm of office space, 20 cinema auditoriums for 3,200 people. Delineated by ul Borowska, Dyrekcyjna, Such and Joannnitów, the former PKS Coach Station is now being converted into an office building and shopping centre with Poland's one and only underground coach station. On 15 December, the investor announced that the building shell was completed.

Wroclavia Under Construction, December 2016. Photograph: Janusz Krzeszowski (click to browse the gallery)

"We are now fitting out the interiors. The aluminium elevation has been completed in 20%. The glass elevation in 60%, escalators in 95%, lifts in 40. We also have skylights that are 3 thousand sqm in size," says Jacques Boursault, Execution Director at Unibail-Rodamco.

Longest escalators in Poland

Jacques Boursault says that 820 workers are working on site in December 2016. The number is expected to grow to 1,400 at the turn on May and June 2017.

Wroclavia Under Construction, December 2016. Photograph: Janusz Krzeszowski (click to browse the gallery)

"We've had Poland's longest escalator installed in the centre that connects Level 0 with Level 2," says Project Manager Marek Niedzielski.

Largest cinema in Lower Silesia

Visitors at the shopping centres will also be able to enjoy a movie in one of the 20 Cinema City auditoriums, including a VIP auditorium and Wrocław's first IMAX auditorium.

Wroclavia Under Construction, December 2016. Photograph: Janusz Krzeszowski (click to browse the gallery)

"18% of the space will be serving leisure purposes," says Jakub Skwarło, Operational Director at Unibail-Rodamco.

Wroclavia with an underground coach station

  • The Wroclavia complex is integrated with a modern 7-thousand-sqm coach station. The station will be operated by Polbus PKS. Level -2 is going to provide 14 stands. The terminal and ticket offices will be located at Level 0.
    Wroclavia Under Construction, December 2016. Photograph: Janusz Krzeszowski (click to browse the gallery)

    1000 coaches daily

    The new complex will not be a mere coach depot.

    "Parking spaces will be provided in ul Hubska and Joannitów. Coaches will be entering the 14 stands to collect passengers and leave immediately afterwards. We are now booked to handle 600 coaches daily, which means we still have 40% in reserve. The new coach station's capacity is 1000 coaches a day," says Krzysztof Balawajder, President of the Board at Polbus-PKS Sp. z o.o.

    Ulica Sucha (separating Wroclavia and the Main Railway Station) will be converted into a boulevard. The boulevard will provide direct access to office buildings, stores and restaurants.

    200 stores and 20 restaurants

    The new office and shopping centre is going to provide 71 thousand sqm for rent. The centre is designed to provide 200 different stores from the most popular brands in Poland and globally. On 15 December 2016, the Unibail-Rodamco representative said that 70% of the space was already rented out.

    Wroclavia Under Construction, December 2016. Photograph: Janusz Krzeszowski (click to browse the gallery)