Kandy City Centre
|Location||Kandy, Sri Lanka|
|Management||Thusitha Wijayasena, chairman|
|Owner||Property Finance and Investments Kandy (Pvt) Ltd|
Kandy City Centre is a 10 storied commercial & shopping complex which is located in Kandy, Sri Lanka near the Temple of Tooth Relic. The construction started in 1993 and it was opened in 2005. The total project cost Rs.4.7 Billion. Under the management of Thusitha Wijayasena and the ownership of the PFIK, the complex is one of the most successful projects in Sri Lanka.
The land which this complex was proposed to built was occupied with several buildings such as cinema Halls and other store before cleared in 1993. The construction was abandoned in 1998 due to several reasons and was restarted after 4 years, 2003. The building was funded & designed by K.M.C. Architects of Singapore. This building is also known to be one of the first buildings in Sri Lanka to have an underground floor. This is also the only BOI approved project in Sri Lanka, which has been granted the Flagship Status.
Design & Features
The complex is designed with ultramodern features also incorporating traditional architecture of Kandy during the medieval period of Sri Lanka. The Board of Investment has granted the prestigious "Flagship Status" to this project. There are several leading banks, a fully equipped supermarkets, modern restaurants, an entertainment zone, a well designed state of the art food courts, Sri Lanka's leading book stores, flora, cloth stores, perfuming stores, an Ayurveda site and also stalls of leading companies in Sri Lanka etc. There is a five-level car park outside which is also known as the largest car park in Kandy.
The complex has 14 elevators. Six of the 10 floors will have direct road access due to the innovative design of the Complex. In addition 2000 telephone lines, 3MW full-time backup power and ultra modern security system will also add up to the uniqueness & originality of the Complex.
- "Kandy City Centre opens in August". Retrieved 2005-04-06.
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