Seidengasse 1, 8001 Zürich


Jelmoli is the largest omnichannel premium department store in Switzerland. The traditional store on Bahnhofstrasse with a finely curated assortment of 1,000 brands from all over the world, rounded off by a compelling range of services and events. Sustainability is here as a central factor and is at the heart of all activities, partnerships. Around 650 qualified employees ensure a feel-good atmosphere, the best advice and a unique shopping experience

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Floor space m2

36 770

BREEAM In-use certification

The Jelmoli building was certified with BREEAM In-use. BREEAM certification (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is a method for assessing sustainability. It is used to certify projects, infrastructures and buildings. Launched in 1990 by the Building Research Establishment (BRE), the system sets standards for the environmental characteristics of buildings through the design, specification, construction and operation phases.

The history of Jelmoli

In 1833, Peter Jelmoli-Ciolina had the idea of creating a department store with fixed prices, where there was no haggling. With this then revolutionary concept, he opened the Jelmoli department store and ushered in a new shopping era. The department store quickly became one of the most successful addresses in Zurich. Over the years, the business continued to expand. Various conversions and extensions in the thirties, forties and fifties led to the current location on Zurich's Bahnhofstrasse. Today, thanks to motivated employees and innovative concepts, Jelmoli continues to set trends in modern retailing.


Modernisation & repositioning

The Board of Directors and Executive Board of Swiss Prime Site have decided to convert the Jelmoli building on Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich and sustainably develop it further. In this context, it is planned to adapt the retail floorspace to current market demand and to add new types of use to the building.

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