The Moscow authorities expect that by 2016, the indicator of the provision of the capital with retail space will almost double the current level and grow to 1,2 thousand square meters. m per thousand inhabitants. Small-format stores will provide growth, rather than modern shopping centers, which Moscow still lags behind most European cities.
According to the Moscow Department of Trade and Services, the central district of the capital (CAO) is best equipped with retail premises (excluding trade pavilions) - 1504 sq. m per 1 thousand inhabitants, worst of all - the North-Western Administrative District (NWAD), or 504 sq. m. From the districts of Moscow, the Danilovsky district in the south of the city, where 5096 sq. m of shops, and Arbat in the center - 4212 sq. m. The lowest figure in the Eastern region - 159 square. m per thousand inhabitants. At the same time, the average indicator of Moscow's provision of retail space is 744 sq. m, counted in the department.
Consultants advise that the level of provision with quality retail space in Moscow is much lower than the data from the department show. This is because, in their assessments, consultants only consider professional shopping centers. So, this figure in Moscow, according to Jones Lang LaSalle, is only 278 sq. m per 1 thousand inhabitants, Colliers International - in 265 sq. m
“In terms of the provision of shopping centers, Moscow is significantly behind not only Europe, but also large Russian cities - Kazan (about 400 sq. M.) And Krasnodar (more than 800 sq. M.),” Says Jones, Head of Consulting in the area of retail space Lang LaSalle Anton Korotaev. For comparison: in Frankfurt there are 650 square per thousand inhabitants. m of shops in Prague - 626 sq. m, in Berlin - 405 square. m. The lowest level of provision of retail space in London - 154 square. m per thousand people. According to Anton Korotaev, retail space in the east of Moscow has historically developed poorly due to low incomes and the number of industrial zones.
The head of the Department of Trade and Services of Moscow, Alexei Nemeryuk, expects that due to the implementation of the industry subprogram, the average level of provision of retail space in the city by 2016 will reach 1,2 thousand square meters. m per thousand Muscovites. For this, more than 200 retailers will be commissioned annually with a total area of about 190 thousand square meters on average. m
Consultants are skeptical of city plans. “This year, the largest commissioned facility will be the Hudson Mall on 70 thousand square meters. m, in the next - Rivermall on 256 thousand square meters. m, such projects are not expected in the near future, as the city limits their construction, ”said Tatyana Klyuchinskaya, regional director of the Colliers International trade department. Aleksey Nemeryuk believes that there is no artificial restriction, there is simply no place for large shopping centers in areas with developed infrastructure, moreover, they are inconvenient for daily purchases. “Therefore, medium- and small-format enterprises are actively developing - supermarkets, convenience stores. For six months of the 2012 year of such facilities, 439 was opened with a total area of 85,9 thousand square meters. m, of which every second is food, ”he emphasizes. About this writes Kommersant.