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Karolinka Gallery and Retail Park

WSP Sustainability team was responsible for BREEAM In-Use certification for the biggest retail facility in Opole.

Bullet Client: Mayland Real Estate
Bullet Area: 70000sqm

Image by Przemekpolak (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Karolinka Shopping Center is the biggest retail facility in Opole, comprising of over 120 shops, including Auchan hypermarket and a food court. It is divided in two parts: gallery  (38,000sqm) and retail park (32,000sqm). Karolinka has been opened in 2008 and offers parking space for 2,600 cars on 93,000sqm.
WSP in Poland sustainability team has been appointed for BREEAM In-use certification. The gallery has obtained Very good rating in Building Management category and Excellent rating in Asset category, while retail park was awarded Very good rating in both categories.

The applied sustainable solutions include efficient facility management, ecological materials’ use, effective energy and waste management as well as minimizing negative environmental impact. The facility has also very good access to public transport and bike facilities.