Utkal Galleria in Bhubaneswar is one of the largest malls in the city and a complete family entertainment centre, covering over 1,80,000
(GLA) sq. ft. in area. The best place for shopping, eating and leisure activities, it has a great mix of retail stores of all premium brands.
The mall offers all sorts of facilities including parking, a lift system, power back-up, central air conditioning and an electronic security system. All these services have helped enhance the footfalls of the mall.
Malls: Changing Retail landscape of Odisha
In Bhubaneswar, the retail growth has mushroomed primarily on one high street, popularly called ‘Janpath.’ Retail industry in Bhubaneswar has seen exponential growth in the last 10 years. Stand-alone stores are clocking in a sale of ₹100 crores per annum from a mere 30,000 sq. ft. of four storied stand-alone space. This equates to a trade density of almost ₹ 3,500 per sq. ft. which is far higher than what they generally clock in the other parts of the country. Utkal Galleria, with its strategic location in the heart of the city offers great shopping and entertainment options to the customers,” says Sharad Baid, Managing Director, Utkal Builders Ltd.
The anchor brands in the mall include Shoppers Stop and PVR, along with Lacoste, FCUK, Mac, Forest Essentials, Ethos, Apple, Cover Story, Rosso Brunelo, Da Milano, Danniele Wellington, Vero Moda, Jack & Jones, ONLY, Selected, Time-zone, ALL, Park Avenue, Colour Plus,
W, BIBA, Reliance Trends, Samsonite and Solfege.
Besides this, Australian gaming giant Time Zone is also coming up in the mall with 4,000 sq. ft. of high tech gaming zone. The third floor of the mall is dedicated to F&B and entertainment. Burger King and Dominos along with other food operators and 10 different cuisines are available. The mall is planning to tie up with a restaurant operator for Continental and Mediterranean cuisines soon.
The Impact of Technology
Some of the extensive technological advance features done by the mall to make the shopping mall sustainable in future are as follows. All shops are connected with Fibre to avail services of High Speed Voice & Data – Fibre Optic Ready. The mall has been WI-FI enabled, with seamless roaming, so patrons can enjoy high speed internet when they step into the mall. DLNA based networked streaming of Advertisements in Large Format Displays using media servers across the mall in 20 locations and IBMS – Intelligent Building Management System for automation of HVAC, Electrical & Security Systems by L&T. Concept of Uniform Acoustic Distribution Music System for the entire Mall – So that there is uniform background music in all the locations of the mall.
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