Friday December 31, 2010
Lifestyle mall for Setia Alam set to open in May 2012
By JADE CHAN
SETIA City Mall in Setia Alam, Shah Alam, is all set to be the retail heart of a fast-growing neighbourhood and serve as a new shopping destination for Klang Valley denizens.
Expected to open in May 2012, the shopping mall is developed and managed by Greenhill Resources — a joint venture between property developer SP Setia and the Asian Retail Investment Fund, which is managed by Lend Lease Investment Management.
Greenhill Resources Sdn Bhd development director Robert Spinks said Setia City Mall would offer a fun and affordable family experience, encompassing shopping, dining and entertainment, and green space.
“What makes Setia City Mall different is the green space element and open-air feel incorporated into this lifestyle mall,” he said.
“The mall will have a variety of shopping retailers, local and international dining, and entertainment.
“Setia City Mall’s X-factor edge will be its social and parklife experiences,” said Spinks, referring to the 4.2ha of landscaped parkland with green open spaces and water features.
“The mall’s target market will be young families, especially those residing around Setia Alam followed by the rest of the Klang Valley.”
Setia City Mall has over 700,000 sq ft (65,032.13 sq m) of net lettable area covering four levels, including one floor for family-oriented entertainment like a cinema, bowling alley and karaoke centre.
The mall features Parkson department store, Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC), Harvey Norman retail chain and Urban Fresh supermarket as its key tenants, and more than 230 stores offering a variety of products and services.
Parkson will occupy a 120,000 sq ft (11,148.35 sq m) section spanning two floors, while GSC will have a nine-screen cinema.
Dining options include a food hall for a quick bite on the go, a food court for sit down dining, and a variety of alfresco restaurants overlooking the park.
The parkland will have outdoor children’s play facilities, and its open space can serve as a venue for recreation activities or to host events.
“The mall has a deck carpark design with 2,600 parking bays. The carpark is integrated into the mall, which means each level is directly linked to the mall entrance,” said Spinks.
“The carpark was designed such that it would provide direct access and convenience for customers, as well as to benefit retailers on the upper floors.”
Spinks said the mall’s gross development cost was about RM450 million.
“As Setia City Mall will be a part of Setia City, there will be sufficient infrastructure to support it with direct access from the Setia-Meru Link,” said Spinks.
“However, it is in the masterplan for phase two of the mall to have a ramp linking the road to the car park,” he said.