Jamuna Future Park
|Location||Ka-244, Pragati Sharani, Kuril, Baridhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh|
|Coordinates||23° 48′ 48″ N, 90° 25′ 27″ E|
|Opening date||6 September 2013|
|Architect||A J M Alamgir|
|No. of stores and services||500|
|No. of floors||8|
Jamuna Future Park, commonly abbreviated as JFP, is a shopping mall located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The mall is the largest of its type in South Asia, and also the 11th largest in the world with a gross leasable area of 4,100,000 square feet (380,000 m2) and total area of 5,450,000 square feet (510,000 m2). It was inaugurated on 6 September 2013. Construction began in 2002, by Jamuna Builders Ltd., a subsidiary of the Jamuna Group and the exterior was completed in 2008.
The complex is spread across 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. It is relatively close to Shahjalal International Airport, offices of multinational companies, major embassies and other offices.
The centrally air-conditioned shopping complex has eight floors, equipped with its own 45 MW powerplant and WiFi internet. The lower basement and middle basement floor are reserved for car parking and a portion for a supermarket and a hypermarket. Level 1 is the base floor for all atria, facilities for live entertainment, musical and fashion shows. From the ground floor to the fifth floor, there are several categories of outlets, non-branded shops, banks, online booths and food courts. 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, exhibition halls, banquet halls, international standard movie theater 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. The shopping mall is built to withstand 7.5 magnitude earthquake.
Future projects include:
- A 700-room JW Marriott hotel
- An exclusive international chain hospital
- An office building
- A central mosque
- The Daily Jugantor head office.
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