SM City General Santos

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SM City General Santos
SM Gensan LOGO.jpg
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Location General Santos City
Coordinates 6°6′58″N 125°10′52″E / 6.11611°N 125.18111°E / 6.11611; 125.18111Coordinates: 6°6′58″N 125°10′52″E / 6.11611°N 125.18111°E / 6.11611; 125.18111
Address San Miguel Street, Lagao, General Santos City, South Cotabato
Opening date August 10, 2012
Developer SM Prime Holdings
Owner SM Prime Holdings
Total retail floor area 95,764 sqm
No. of floors 3
Parking 1,500
Website SM City General Santos

SM City General Santos is a large shopping mall in General Santos City, Philippines. It is the 45th shopping mall by SM Prime Holdings, the Philippines' largest shopping mall and retail operator.[1] It has a gross floor area of 125,245 sqm.[2]

It opened to the public on August 10, 2012.[3]

History[edit]

Planning[edit]

It was reported in 2008 that SM Prime Holdings, the Philippines' largest shopping mall and retail operator, was interested in developing a shopping mall in General Santos City.[4] Rival developer Robinsons Land had started construction on a Philippine peso2 billion (US$40.8 million) shopping mall set to open in 2009, challenging long-established malls Gaisano and KCC Mall.[4]

Construction[edit]

In September 2011, four construction workers working on the mall were injured when a portion of the third floor collapsed as the workers were pouring wet cement.[5] The floor crashed down to the second floor, pinning the workers below.[5] The workers were confined in a local hospital for treatment.[5]

Another construction accident occurred in December 2011, when a platform collapsed as construction workers were installing insulators on the ceiling of the third floor.[6] The workers, who were not wearing safety belts, fell to the concrete floor, resulting in seven workers sustaining varying degrees of injury.[6] The victims were employees of Irvine Construction, one of the construction firms hired by SM Prime Holdings to build the mall.[6]

Opening[edit]

SM City General Santos opened on August 10, 2012.[3] At the time of its opening, it was 80% occupied with tenants.[1]

Anchors[edit]

Anchor stores of SM City General Santos are:[2]

Preceded by
SM City San Fernando
45th SM Supermall
2012
Succeeded by
SM Lanang Premier

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SM opens mall in General Santos City". ABS-CBN News. ABS-CBN. August 9, 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "SM Prime Holdings - SM City General Santos". SM Prime Holdings. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "SM City General Santos - Information". SM Supermalls. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Sarmiento, Romer S. (November 11, 2008). "SM group eyes mall in General Santos City". GMA News Online. GMA Network. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c Zonio, Aquiles Z. (September 25, 2011). "4 workers hurt in SM mall construction accident in General Santos City". Inquirer.net. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 
  6. ^ a b c Zonio, Aquiles Z. (December 29, 2011). "7 construction workers hurt as platform collapses in SM GenSan". Inquirer.net. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 23 December 2013. 


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