Bergen Storsenter

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Bergen Storsenter.

Bergen Storsenter is the largest shopping centre in central Bergen, Norway, with a turnover of 1,024 billion Norwegian krone in 2002.


The first shopping centre on this location opened on 11 March 1988 and was called Bystasjonen.[1] On 19 March 1999 Bergen Storsenter opened, owned by the Olav Thon Group.[2][3][4] The new shopping centre was built by joining together Bystasjonen shopping centre with the building Kimhuset, which up until then had been used as first a shoe factory and later a furniture business.[5] Olav Thon Gruppen had bought both Kimhuset and Bystasjonen in 1997.[6][7] Compared to Bystasjonen, the number of stores grew from 38 to 72 with the completion of Bergen Storsenter. The centre was also noted for having the same chief executive since 1987, Ingunn B. Hansen, until 2015 when Odd Rune Bjørge took over.[8][9]

Olav Thon Group (Olav Thon Gruppen) is owned by the Olav Thon Foundation (Olav Thon Stiftelsen). Olav Thon Group operates primarily in the retail and hotel sectors. It hold a position in shopping centers located in Norway and Sweden as well as Thon Hotels which is one of Norway’s leading hotel chains.[10][11][12]

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  1. ^ Byggekunst. 1-4 (in Norwegian). Arkitektens Forlag. 2001. p. 62. For Nonneseterområdet, på den andre siden av Kaigaten, ble det i 1988 arrangert en lukket internasjonal arkitektkonkurranse om utbygging med bussterminal, kjøpesenter og nytt hovedsete for Den ... Bergen Storsenter er senere etablert.
  2. ^ Retail Space Europe Yearbook 2008. Real Estate Publishers BV. 2008. pp. 268–. ISBN 978-90-77997-23-9. The city center is compact and the only downtown shopping mall is the 70-unit Bergen Storsenter operated by Olav Thon, which also partly owns the main retail park Lagunen Storsenter. This retail complex comprises 60,000 m2 and has a ...
  3. ^ "Bergen Storsenter tar sentrumshandelen". Bergens Tidende.
  4. ^ Olav Thon Gruppen. "ISSUU - Kjøpesenterbrosjyren oktober 2013 by Olav Thon Gruppen". Issuu.
  5. ^ "Kjøpesentre taper terreng". Bergens Tidende.
  6. ^ Ertresvaag 2000, p. 81
  7. ^ Johannessen 1999, p. 75
  8. ^ Espeland, Stian H. (30 May 2015). "Senterets dronning abdiserer". Bergensavisen (in Norwegian). pp. 8–9.
  9. ^ 18 August 2015. "Fanabu blir ny senterdirektør". Fanaposten (in Norwegian). p. 3.
  10. ^ "Om Olav Thon Gruppen". Olav Thon Gruppen. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  11. ^ "Olav Thon Gruppen". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  12. ^ Jon Gunnar Arntzen. "Olav Thon Stiftelsen". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved November 1, 2017.


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Coordinates: 60°23′21″N 5°19′56″E / 60.3891°N 5.33216°E / 60.3891; 5.33216