First Ikano shopping centre to open in Finland in 2012

Located in Kuopio, eastern Finland, the Ikano complex is expecting to attract five million customers per year.

The new Ikano complex in Kuopio is expecting to attract about five million customers per year. The estimate is based on a population of 120,000 living within an hour's drive and 900,000 people within two hours' drive from Kuopio.

The site covers an area of 20 hectares volume with a permitted building volume of 84,000 square metres. The gross leasable area of the shopping centre will be approximately 33,000 square metres, and separate volume retail units may also be built on the site.

Sources: Kaupan Maailma, Helsingin Sanomat, Ikano