Jamuna Future Park

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Jamuna Future Park
Jamuna Future Park.jpg
Jamuna Future Park Logo
Location Ka-244, Pragati Sharani, Kuril, Baridhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh[1]
Coordinates 23° 48′ 48″ N, 90° 25′ 27″ E
Opening date 6 September 2013 (Partial opening)
Developer Jamuna Builders Ltd.[1]
Management Jamuna Group
Owner Jamuna Group[1]
Architect A J M Alamgir[1]
No. of stores and services 500[2]
No. of floors 9[2]
Website http://www.jamunafuturepark.com

Jamuna Future Park (abbreviated JFP) is the largest shopping mall in South Asia, located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was inaugurated on 6 September 2013. The construction started in 2002, by Jamuna Builders Ltd., a subsidiary of the Jamuna Group.[3] However, due to its slow development of construction, the exterior was completed in 2008. This is also the 12th largest shopping mall in the world with a gross leasable area of 4.1 million sq ft and total area of 5.45 million sq ft.[1][2][4]

Location[edit]

The complex is constructed on 33 acres (13 ha) of land in Kuril, Baridhara, situated on the Pragati Sharani, neighboring posh residential areas of Dhaka city like Gulshan, Banani, and Bashundhara.[3] It is surrounded by commercial businesses including several multinational companies. The head office of Grameenphone is right across the street from the complex. Shahjalal International Airport is just a few minutes drive, and major embassies and foreign offices are within walking distance.[2][3]

It can be accessed by Kuril Flyover, which opened on August 2013, from both directions of the Airport Road.[2]

Structure[edit]

Exterior of the building.

The centrally air-conditioned shopping complex has nine floors, equipped with its own 45 MW powerplant and highspeed WiFi internet.[2] The lower basement and middle basement floor are reserved for car parking and a portion for a supermarket and a hypermarket.[2] Level 1 is the base floor for all atria, facilities for live entertainment, musical and fashion shows, etc.[2] From the ground floor to the fifth floor, there are several categories of local and international brand shops, non-branded shops, bank space, online booths and food courts.[2] The fifth floor has space for a children's theme park, a gymnasium and a health club, two separate swimming pools for men and women, spacious exhibition halls, banquet halls, international standard cineplex with seven individual halls, 22-lane bowling alley with karaoke facilities, and a musical and entertainment floor. JFP is also going to have Dhaka's second Ice skating rink.[1][2][3]

The shopping mall is built to withstand 7.5 magnitude earthquake.[2][4]

Facilities[edit]

List of shops[edit]

List of companies, who are going to open outlets in the mall (As of 3 March 2014):

List of Restaurants[edit]

Source: Advertisement from 12 November 2012 issue and 3 September 2013 issue of Prothom Alo.[5]

Future projects[edit]

After completion, Jamuna Future Park will have these facilities:[1]

  • A 700-room JW Marriott hotel[6]
  • An exclusive international chain hospital
  • An office building
  • A central mosque
  • The Daily Jugantor head office.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Project at a Glance". Jamuna Future Park. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Features". Jamuna Future Park. Retrieved 6 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Jamuna Future Park to open soon". The Daily Star. 8 October 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Jamuna Future Park opens soon". Daily Sun. 7 October 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2012. 
  5. ^ http://eprothomalo.com/contents/2012/2012_11_12/content_zoom/2012_11_12_24_11_b.jpg
  6. ^ "Jamuna Group gets Marriott as hotel partner". The Daily Star. 5 February 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 

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Coordinates: 23°48′48″N 90°25′27″E / 23.81333°N 90.42417°E / 23.81333; 90.42417