Sfera Shopping Centre

SFERA is a shopping mall located in Bielsko-Biała opened in 2001 (part I) and 2009 (part II). Its architectural design refers to the historic character of the city: the complex features cobbled streets, glass roofs and vintage facade previously forming part of a tenement house, which was next revitilised and transformed into a shopping centre.

The complex includes several parts: a retail (43,500 m2), amusement (8,500 m2), office (3,800 m2) and hotel one (3,500 m2). Moreover, it features two free car parks for over 2,000 vehicles. The residential part of the complex is formed by Qubus Hotel offering 101 rooms and a garden. Its attractiveness is even higher thanks to the perfect location of the facility: it is located nearby PKP and PKS stations and within a walking distance from the city's old town.

total area
55 800 m²
parking places
WSP in Poland sustainability team advised the manager of the complex during the BREEAM certification process. Its result is a BREEAM In-Use certificate with "Excellent" rating in the Building Management category.

The sustainable solutions applied in SFERA include:
— Building Management System,
— monitoring system creating monthly reports on the use of water and energy as well as their maintenance and fixes,
— Environment Protection Policy aiming at reducing the negative impact of the building on natural environment,
— energy-saving LED lighting installed on shared spaces,
— Green Lease Contracts featuring ecological regulations,
— functional adaptation of the building,
— CO2 level monitoring system inside the building,
— „Tenant Guide” including information about the building and its surroundings.