Forum shopping centre top of class in Nordics
Forum shopping centre in Helsinki has been selected as the Best Shopping Centre 2017 in the Nordic countries by the Nordic Council of Shopping Centers (NCSC).
Runners-up for the title were Jekta Storsenter in Norway and Metropol Shopping Centre in Denmark. This is the first time the title has come to Finland. Forum, owned by property investment company Sponda, was also selected as the Best Shopping Centre in Finland by the NCSC in October.
Forum comprises a total of 140 shops and is one of Finland’s largest and busiest shopping centres, with almost 15 million visitors annually. It’s also one of the oldest shopping centres in the country.
According to the jury, Forum has “through its consistent development work over several years maintained clear and strong position in its market”. The jury also noted that by caring for architecture while developing the centre, Forum has gained an even stronger position to meet its future challenges, and its refurbishment and development projects have had “an impressive execution”. The jury also praised Forum’s active work with finding jobs to young people.
“Over the years, we have proven that continuous development can take us to the top of the Finnish and Nordic retail markets, although the competition is getting tighter and tighter,” says Lars Eklundh, shopping centre manager at Forum. “Being awarded the title of the Best Nordic Shopping Centre is a great recognition for us and our tenants.”