Lõunakeskus is the only trade park and the biggest shopping centre in South Estonia. Lõunakeskus – that is more than 160 different shops and service providers on 66,000 square metres and over four million visitors a year.
We employ more than 1500 people.
Lõunakeskus is a valued recreational spot for the whole family. We have a full-size, year-round Ice Skating Rink, AHHAA 4D adventure cinema sports club and many other exciting facilities.
Lõunakeskus also has a variety of good dining establishments: a wide selection of affordable, homelike food, Asian and Italian cuisine, dignified and traditional café atmosphere, pleasant fast food restaurants, and an internet café. All dining establishments have free WiFi.
Our parking lot contains 1650 free parking spaces.
The mission of Lõunakeskus is to be the most popular and diverse shopping place and a valued recreational spot through ongoing innovation, pleasant environment, and strong cooperation partners.
The vision of Lõunakeskus is to be the biggest trade and recreational area with the greatest selection of services and goods, as well as the first choice of retail and service companies in South Estonia.
Socially responsible – Lõunakeskus is a public place; in our operation we take into consideration social demand and our impact on the community. We cooperate with local governments and public organizations.
Developing – Lõunakeskus is dynamic, always up-to-date, and contemporary - that is to say, we accept and reflect new ideas.
Family and child friendly – In Lõunakeskus, there is always something to do for all family members. Family and child friendliness means conditions that enable comfortable access to everything for the whole family as one.
South Estonia – Lõunakeskus is the centre of South Estonia. Lõunakeskus understands, appreciates and supports the local, the regional, the kindred, the independent, the authentic and the unconventional. Lõunakeskus values the same things as the customers – the familiar and good, home and family, the local nature and culture.
Spirited – Lõunakeskus surprises; customers always find more than they came for. Lõunakeskus inspires emotion.
The team of Lõunakeskus has a lot of experience in trade – the Astri store chain, belonging to the same owners, was the market leader in retail sales of essential commodities in South Estonia from 1993 to 2000 and in Narva from 1995 to 2000. Currently, we are operating in the same markets and in a similar field. In Narva, we manage three shopping centres: Astri, Fama and Tempo.
Lõunakeskus was opened in 2001 on 15,000 square metres.
The trade park has been expanded in various stages:
2002 - Sotka furniture store
2003 - Bauhof
2005 – Main building extension Ice Skating Rink
2006 - Asko furniture store and Hawaii Express sports store
2009 – the main building extension of Lõunakeskus was completed; the trade park was expanded by 25,000 square metres. A new anchor tenant was added – Rimi Hypermarket.
The number of visitors has increased from 2.4 million in the opening year to 5.2 million in 2011.
LÕUNAKESKUS HAS GAINED RECOGNITION as:
"Best Enterpriser 2009" – Best building of the year 2009, 1st place
"Best Enterpriser 2009" – Child and youth friendly enterpriser
"Best Enterpriser 2008" - Child and youth friendly enterpriser
"Best Enterpriser 2007" - Child and youth friendly service enterprise
"Best Enterpriser 2007" – Shopping and recreational centre
"Best Enterpriser 2007" – 3rd place in the subdivision of 10-49 employees
"Best Enterpriser 2006" – Child and youth friendly service enterprise
"Deed of the Year 2005" – Lõunakeskus Ice Skating Rink
"Best Enterpriser in Tartu 2004" – Biggest investor, 1st place