Silesia City Center

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Silesia City Center
Silesia City Center
The Silesia City Center 2007
Basic data
Location: Katowice , Dąb district
Total area: 86,000
Website: Website of the Silesia City Center
Transport links
Tram : 6.11, 19
Technical specifications
Building-costs: € 600,000,000
Silesia City Center

Silesia City Center [ saɪˈliːzjə ˈsɪtɪ ˌsentər ] is the name of one of the largest regional shopping centers in southern Poland .


The Silesia City Center was built in Katowice 's Dąb district at 107 Chorzowska Street. On the site of the disused hard coal mine Eminenz / Gottwald / Kleofas . Opposite is the former Baildon ironworks .


The Hungarian investor TriGranit took over the site of the old colliery and started building the shopping center, which opened in November 2005. The investment totaled 600 million euros. It had a sales area of ​​68,000 m². In 2010 the sales area began to be expanded by a further 20,000 m². This was completed in October 2011. Another enlargement is planned. In May 2013 the SCC was sold to a consortium under the leadership of Allianz for 1.7 billion zloty, the SCC is now managed by ECE, which is also part of the consortium.


The center was built on an old colliery site and parts of the old industrial building with the winding tower were renovated and integrated into the new complex. Today the chapel of St. Barbara is housed in one of the old buildings. In total, it has an area of ​​86,000 square meters and houses various shops . There is also a spacious food court and a multiplex cinema in the shopping center . The shopping center's anchor tenants are Tesco and Saturn .

The Silesia City Center is built like a small town: there is a market square ( Plac Słoneczny ) and a town hall ( Biuro Zarządu ). There are thirteen shopping avenues are named after the largest Upper Silesian cities: Aleja Gliwice , Aleja Zabrzańska , Aleja Chorzowska , Aleja Bytomska , Aleja Rybnicka , Aleja Pszczyńska , Aleja Katowicka , Aleja Myłsowicka , Aleja Będzińska , Aleja Mikołowska , Aleja Tyska , Aleja Sosnowiec and Aleja Zagłębiowska . There are also six squares: Plac Poetów , Plac Letni , Plac Tropikalny , Plac Śląski , Plac Muzyków and Plac Zimowy . At Plac Tropikalny there is a fountain that reaches a height of thirteen meters. On the roof of the 1000 meter by 450 meter building there is a recreation garden and a viewing terrace with a view of Katowice.


Web links

Commons : Silesia City Center  - album with pictures, videos and audio files


  1. Gazeta of November 16, 2012 "Kiedyś była tu kopalnia, od siedmiu lat stoi Silesia City Center" (Polish, accessed on August 5, 2013)
  2. Gazeta of May 21, 2012 "Silesia City Center może się znów powiększyć" (accessed in Polish on August 5, 2013)
  3. Gazeta "Wlasciciel hotelu w centrum Katowic przejal zarzadzanie" from May 31, 2013 (Polish, accessed May 31, 2013)

Coordinates: 50 ° 16 ′ 11 ″  N , 19 ° 0 ′ 15 ″  E