City Cen­tre: Guwa­hati’s First Com­plete Mall Set for Prelaunch in De­cem­ber

Spread over an area of area 4.5 lakh sq. ft., the one-stop-con­sumer des­ti­na­tion has dual con­nec­tiv­ity of en­try and exit on two pre­mium high streets of the city, GS Road and Zoo road.

Images Retail - - CONTENTS - – By San­deep Ku­mar

Guwa­hati is on the verge of get­ting its first com­plete mall as City Cen­tre Guwa­hati is all set for a prelaunch, De­cem­ber 2018-end.

The USP

The to­tal built up area, along with the re­tail space is the ul­ti­mate USP of City Cen­tre Guwa­hati. Lo­cated in the heart of the city, the mall has space for every­thing.

“We have space for ev­ery pos­si­ble thing a shop­ping cen­tre can hope for. We have an­chor space up to 35,000 sq. ft., over 10,000 sq. ft. of space for en­ter­tain­ment, 3-4 iden­ti­cal spa­ces of 2,0003,300 sq. ft. each for F&B and we have also a food court built over 25,000 sq.ft. with 12 coun­ters and a seat­ing ca­pac­ity of 500+ peo­ple,” ex­plains Gau­rav Pali­wal, Leas­ing and Op­er­a­tion Head, Brahma­pu­tra In­fra­struc­ture Lim­ited.

Mall De­sign

City Cen­tre Guwa­hati has a very hy­draulic de­sign. “We have a base­ment in the mall, where we have multi-level mech­a­nised park­ing. There’s park­ing space for 500 cars and 1,000 two wheel­ers,” says Pali­wal. The mall is di­vided into two parts. The first part is from ground floor to the 7th floor – and the sec­ond part is the cen­tral atrium ground floor to 5th floor which have stores of 250 sq. ft -1100 sq. ft ap­prox­i­mately.

“We have left out around 35,000 sq. ft of open area from the en­trance on GS Road for cars to en­ter to keep the feel of the mall. We are in the process of de­vel­op­ing a selfie point here. One high­point of the de­sign of the mall are the Poly Car­bon­ate sheet im­ported from Is­rael, which re­sult in main­tain­ing the ef­fec­tive nat­u­ral light dur­ing the day” states Pali­wal.

Zon­ing

Zon­ing at City Cen­tre Guwa­hati has been done in a very con­sid­er­ate man­ner. The ground floor is com­pletely ded­i­cated to in­ter­na­tional and na­tional pre­mium brands, as well as brands which are en­ter­ing the North­east through the mall. It also has sep­a­rate space for the beauty seg­ment which in­cludes ma­jor brands like Mac and Kama Ayurveda to name just a few.

A por­tion of the first floor is ded­i­cated to the menswear, shoes, women’s western wear, while the sec­ond floor has sports, eth­nic wear and kidswear. The 3rd floor has a mix of re­tail and F&B. Chilis is en­ter­ing to North East through our mall, while the fourth floor is ded­i­cated to PVR and Smaaash (FEC).ON 5th and 6th floor Mi­cro Brew­ery of ap­prox­i­mately 6000 sq. ft.

Ma­jor At­trac­tions

Shop­pers Stop is the an­chor store at the mall. It is spread across three lev­els with a car­pet area of 35,000 sq.ft.

The mall has a PVR with five screens with a seat­ing ca­pac­ity of 1,000+ peo­ple in the 30,000 sq. ft. area. Smaaash – which is en­ter­ing North­east for the first time has a space of 11,000 sq. ft.

“We are work­ing on in­stalling dif­fer­ent rides in the en­ter­tain­ment area to ded­i­cate a sec­tion for tod­dlers to make City Cen­tre a com­plete pack­age. At food court our ma­jor at­trac­tions are KFC and Pizza Hut. We have signed on Light

Bite Foods and they will be open­ing ma­jor Street Food by Pun­jab Grill, Asia Seven and Zam­bar in the mall. The idea is to fo­cus on na­tion­alised and well-known play­ers for bet­ter sta­bil­ity and su­pe­rior ser­vices,” says Pali­wal.

“We have been fi­nal­is­ing a few coun­ters with lo­cal tribal food brands along with QSRS. The en­try and exit for PVR is from the food court, which is ex­pected to bring heavy foot­fall to the eat­ing area. Apart from this, we have hired mall man­age­ment agency who are man­ag­ing Fit Out of Brands for City cen­tre Guwa­hati . Our an­chors Shop­pers Stop and PVR are in the fi­nal stages of Fit Out and will soon be com­plet­ing. We are now giv­ing pos­ses­sion to vanilla brands for Fit Out as look­ing for­ward for open­ing around Christ­mas or New Year,” con­cludes Pali­wal.

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