Agria Park, a HUF 10 bln shopping mall and entertainment center built in the northeastern Hungarian city of Eger by Hungarian developer Wallis, will open in the first half of March, the daily Nepszabadsag reported Thursday.
Construction of Agria Park started in February 2007, on the site of a former tobacco factory built in 1896 and abandoned by Philip Morris in 2004. Agria Park will have 21,800 square meters (sqm) of space, including 18,800 sqm of retail area, 1,600 sqm of offices and 1,400 sqm of warehouses. The retail area of Agria Park will include around 100 shops, as well as 1,500 sqm of entertainment and 2,300 sqm of restaurant areas. Wallis said recently that the mall was already 80% pre-leased as of December. Exterior works on the building, which incorporates the old factory building and a new modern wing, have now been completed by main building contractor Market Epito, also a member of the Wallis group.