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Princesshay picks up ICSC Award

Published:  18 April, 2008

Land Securities’ Princesshay in Exeter won the award for the best medium-sized new development at the ICSC European conference in Amsterdam last night.

The 400,000-sq ft scheme was selected by an international jury that also chose Multi Development and 3W’s Entre Deux shopping centre in Maastricht, the Netherlands as the best small centre. The award for the best large centre was shared between two Polish schemes: ECE’s Galeria Krakowska in Krakow and ING’s Zlote Tarasy in Warsaw.

Poland also claimed the prize for the best new centre in the very large category, which went to Apsys’ Manufaktura shopping centre in Lodz, and for the best refurbishment or extension which went to Fortis’ Stary Browar in Poznan.

“This year, the dominant theme across all categories is the urban regeneration of our town and city centres,” said awards jury chair Stephen Pragnell. “These new generations of shopping centres are bringing renewed life to our cities and indicate that consumers are calling for a return to a more urban existence.”