Press Release May 10, 2017 20:30 GMT
FORUM Shopping Centre in Finland is the Best Nordic Shopping Center 2017! The winner was announced on the evening on May 10 during the NCSC Nordic Award 2017 at the Scandic Continental in Stockholm. The nominated centers were; Jekta Storsenter in Tromsø, Norway, Metropol Shopping Centre in Hjørring, Denmark and Forum Shopping Centre in Helsinki, Finland.
Since 2009 the Nordic Council of Shopping Centers (NCSC) has recognized the best achievements in the Nordic shopping center industry by announcing a winner of the NCSC Award, a challenge prize “The Nordic Star by MK Illumination”. All the nominated centers are already national winners in their own country. Sweden did not have any nominated centre this year due to the investigation of the criteria’s.
The jury’s winner motivation:
“This year’s winner of the Nordic Shopping Centre Award has through its consistent development work over several years and with the preservation and development of its well-known brand, maintained and developed a clear and strong position in its market despite increasing competition and turbulent times in retail.
Implemented refurbishment and development projects have had a distinct strategy and impressive execution during the centres regular opening hours, without customers being affected as well as keeping quality high and costs under budget.
The centres active work with social responsibility programs finding jobs to young people with good results is admirable.
By caring for architecture and heritage while developing the centre and expanding and broaden the content-mix, in line with current trends and growing consumer demands, the centre has gained an even stronger position to meet its future challenges.
The winner of the Nordic Shopping Center Award 2017 is:
FORUM Shopping Centre in Helsinki, Finland.”
The Nordic jury 2017
- Sweden: Charles Larsson, Senior Advisor, Retail eX – jury chair
- Denmark: Eva Handest, Head of Retail Investments, Danica Pension
- Finland: Aarno Poholta, Managing Director, The Body Shop
- Norway: Jomar Asbøll, Center Manager, DNB Næringseiendom
The nominated centre’s 2017:
- Metropol Shopping Centre – Hjørring, Denmark
- Jekta Storsenter – Tromsø, Norway
- Forum Shopping Centre – Helsinki, Finland
Previous Award Winners:
- 2016 Frederiksberg Centret FRB.C, Denmark
- 2015 Täby Centrum, Sweden
- 2014 Gulskogen, Norway
- 2013 Väla Centrum, Sweden
- 2012 Grand Samarkand, Sweden
- 2011 Sandvika Storsenter, Norway
- 2010 Oslo City, Norway
- 2009 Forum Nacka, Sweden
The jury's judgement is based on 6 main criteria's, which have been given different importance factors. The main criteria’s are:
- Accessibility 15 %
- Content 20 %
- Architecture 20 %
- Management 15 %
- Marketing 15 %
- Financials 15 %
These criteria’s are judged on a scale from 1-5 and the result is finally compared with the whole jury’s overall and emotional impression of each Shopping Center.
6.7.2017The sales are on!
A wide selection of fashion and children's clothing, leisure, technology products are now on sale. Find the best summeroffers in our stores, welcome to Forum!
Forum is open
40 seal sculptures, almost seven feet tall designed by Stefan Lindfors have all been painted to receive a unique appearance by Finnish artists. On Helsinki Day, 12 June, the seals visited the Helsinki Senate square for a week. For the summer they will be scattered across the city to spread joy and to create awareness of the situation of the Baltic Sea. Today HejHylje! is a part of the centenary Finland 100 celebration.
One of the 40 seals is visiting Forum on Kukontori during the summer. You can find the seal, painted by Maaria Märkälä outside Silmälasikeskus.
At EuroPark’s P-CityForum from Mondays to Saturdays after 6 pm the price is two Euros an hour and on Sundays the price is one Euro an hour during the entire day.
P-CityForum is at a prime location, allowing easy access all around the Helsinki center, right beneath Forum Shopping Centre. In the warm and bright parking garage, there are 1300 parking spaces, two car washes, charging points for electric cars and a customer service booth by the pedestrian route to Forum.
There are three entrances via vehicle: Simonkatu 7, Ruoholahdenkatu 3 and Jaakonkatu (turn from Eteläinen Rautatiekatu and Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu). Entrance to the parking garage is possible on Mon–Sun from 6 am to midnight, exiting is possible 24/7.
For additional information: http://www.europark.fi/english/parking-halls/p-forum-helsinki-2/
Easy Parking - EuroPark
Last October, The Nordic Council of Shopping Centers (NCSC) selected Forum as Finland’s Best Shopping Center. Now, the NCSC has awarded it the prize for the best shopping center in the Nordics. This is Finland’s first win in the history of the competition.
The jury justified its choice by explaining that Forum has succeeded in maintaining its strong market position and in responding to the challenges of the future. In particular, the jury praised the shopping center’s active work to improve the employment opportunities of young people.
The Nordics’ best shopping center welcomes you for shopping and good times!
Forum’s recent extensive redevelopment has been recognised by the Nordic Council of Shopping Centers (NCSC), which today announced that Forum had won the best Finnish shopping center category. Thanks to the win, Forum will now be able to compete for the Best Nordic Shopping Center award.
The panel based their decision on the successful regeneration project, spanning a number of years, which had been executed innovatively and with down-to-earth, professional leadership that has enabled collaboration with multiple parties. The new Forum was described as a major player in its context: not only profitable but also appealing to its target audience.
Come and enjoy yourself at Forum, Finland’s best shopping center!