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 data of the Department of Trade and Services of Moscow, the Central District of the capital (CAD) - 1504 sq. M. Is best equipped with retail premises (excluding trade pavilions). m per 1 inhabitants, worst of all is the North-Western Administrative District (SZAO), or 504 sq. m. From the districts of Moscow, the Danilovsky district in the south of the city has the best indicators, where 5096 sq. m. per thousand inhabitants. m of shops, and the Arbat in the center - 4212 sq. m. The lowest rate in the Eastern region - 159 sq. m. m per thousand inhabitants. At the same time, the average indicator of the provision of Moscow with retail space is 744 sq. m, calculated in the department.
The consultants argue that the level of provision of quality retail space in Moscow is much lower than the department's data show. This is because consultants only consider professional shopping centers in their assessments. So, this figure in Moscow, according to Jones Lang LaSalle, is only 278 sq. m per 1 inhabitants, Colliers International - in 265 sq. m.
“In terms of the provision of shopping centers, Moscow lags far behind not only Europe, but also large Russian cities - Kazan (about 400 sq. M.) And Krasnodar (over 800 sq. M.),” Says the head of consulting in the field of retail space Jones Lang LaSalle Anton Korotaev. For comparison: in Frankfurt there are 650 square meters per thousand inhabitants. m of shops, in Prague - 626 sq. m, in Berlin - 405 sq. m. The lowest level of provision of retail space in London - 154 sq. m. m per thousand people. According to Anton Korotaev, retail space in the east of Moscow has historically developed poorly due to low incomes of the population 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 the city's plans. “This year, the largest commissioned facility will be the Hudson shopping center for 70 thousand square meters. m, next - Rivermall for 256 thousand sq. m, such projects are not foreseen in the near future, as the city limits their construction, "- said Tatiana Klyuchinskaya, regional director of the Colliers International trade department. Aleksey Nemeryuk believes that there is no artificial limitation, there is simply no place for large shopping centers in areas with an established infrastructure, and besides, they are inconvenient for daily shopping. “Therefore, medium- and small-format enterprises are actively developing - supermarkets, convenience stores. In the six months of 2012, 439 such facilities were opened with a total area of 85,9 thousand square meters. m, of which every second is food, ”he emphasizes. Writes about this "Kommersant".