Leslie Jones and Urban Experts to design Rive Gauche interior

Leslie Jones Architecture (London) and Urban Experts (Kiev), have been appointed by the tender of international developers Immochan Ukraine to design the interior of the Rive Gauche shopping and entertainment complex in Kiev.

The two companies beat eight other bids from across Europe to win the contract.

As the name suggests, the Rive Gauche centre is based on the on left bank of the River Dnieper, in Kiev. Developed by Immochan Ukraine, work on the 150,000 sq m complex is being carried out in two phases, opening in 2017 and 2019.

The centre will be anchored by Ukraine’s largest hypermarket, Auchan, which will be opening a 15,000 sq m store. Rive Gauche will also contain a 5,000 sq m shopping gallery of 60 shops.

Simon Scott, Head of International Business at Leslie Jones Architecture said:

“We are delighted to have won the competitive bid for the Rive Gauche project. We are excited to work with Immochan and their innovative approach to the customer experience.  It is a testament to our international expertise and experience that Immochan has selected us to work on such an important development for them.”

Vitaly Boyko, Founder and CEO of Urban Experts commented:

“Our entire team is proud to have won Immochan’s tender, as it is one of the leading international companies in the construction and management of shopping centres. I am confident that our architects will complement this unique project with the profound Ukrainian expertise of Urban Experts and the broad international experience of Leslie Jones Architecture.”