Emporium Mall

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Emporium Mall
امپوریم خریداری مرکز
Emporium Mall logo.png
Emporium Mall by Nishat Group logo
General information
TypeShopping mall
AddressAbdul Haque Rd,
Johar Town, Lahore
Construction started2013
Completed2016
Opening30 June 2016; 3 years ago (2016-06-30)
Cost25 billion (US$180 million)
OwnerThe Nishat Group
Technical details
Floor count6
Floor area1,800,000 sq ft (170,000 m2)
Design and construction
Architecture firmAedas[1]
DeveloperNishat Group
Structural engineerMushtaq and Bilal
Other information
Number of stores200+
Number of anchors6
Website
Official website

Emporium Mall (Urdu: امپوریم خریداری مرکز‎) is a shopping mall located in Johar Town, Lahore southwest of Lahore International Expo Centre. The 11-storey mall is spread over 1.8 million square feet and is home to over 200 stores and a five-star hotel. Opened in 2016, it is the second largest mall in Pakistan after the Lucky One Mall in Karachi, and also one of the largest shopping malls of the world by gross leasable area.[2] The Mall is managed by the Nishat Group. According to the mall's website, their daily estimated visitors are 44 thousand people.

History[edit]

Small atrium in the northwest of the mall.

The mall's architecture was developed by AHR Architects, an international architectural firm and AHR Ali Naqvi Architects Local Architectural Firm. Emporium Mall is located in Johar Town northeast of Lahore International Expo Centre and is home to over 200 stores including Hyperstar supermarket, Universal Cinemas, and a five-star hotel. In late 2012 or early 2013, Aedas was appointed to design the mall's architecture with cinemas, food courts, a hotel, retail space and wedding facilities, with construction expected to start in March 2013.[1]

The construction started in March 2013 with the cost of approximately rupees 25 billion (US $238.43 million). The site or project is owned by Nishat Group, with structural engineers Mushtaq and Bilal.[3][4][5] The mall opened to the public on 29 June 2016. Even before opening, Hyperstar by Carrefour was already opened, nearly about six month before.

In 2016, Emporium Mall became Pakistan's largest shopping mall. In 2017, Emporium Mall became the second-largest mall after the construction of Lucky One Mall in Karachi. Emporium Mall is also one of the largest shopping malls of the world by gross leasable area. Emporium Mall is home to over 200 International and local brands. It also includes Universal Cinemas, Hyperstar supermarket and a large food court.

Architecture[edit]

Emporium Mall is a thirteen-story building including nearly three-story parking ramps underneath the mall, with capacity to hold 2000 cars. Emporium Mall has an area of 2,700,000 sq ft (250,000 m2), about three-fifths as big as The Mall of America, or about half as big as Vatican City. The mall is nearly symmetric, with a rectangular floor plan. More than 200 international and local stores are arranged along 5 levels of pedestrian walkways.

Attraction[edit]

Mall during construction with a few shops in work.

Emporium Mall is home to over 200 International and local brands. It includes a nine screen multiplex cinema and Pakistan's largest cinema called Universal Cinemas.[6] It also contains a large food court with a sitting area that accommodates 3000 people. Other features include Fun Factory Park (kids play area), The Bounce, banquet halls, restaurants, eateries, a large hypermarket named Hyperstar (Carrefour)[7] and a 110-Room five star hotel. The mall also uses solar panels for back-up power.[8][9]

Brands and stores[edit]

The mall is home to over 200 international and local stores. These stores include Adidas, Afghan Carpets, AKS Silver, Al Karam Studio, Andy Birds, Aroshi, Arcadian Cafe, Babyshop, Bata, Bay's Lingerie Studio, The Body Shop, Bonanza/Satrangi, Borjan, Bounce, Breakout, Bundu Khan, Burger King, Caanchi & Lugaari, California Pizza, Charcoal, Charles & Keith, Chen One, China Town, Claire's, Coffee Planet, Coral, Cotton & silk, Cougar, Cross Stitch, Decor Fashion, Dermalogica, Dynasty, East Breakout, Eden Robe, Equator, Essence D'Arabia, Fat Burger, Generation, Giordano, Hang Ten, Hashtag, Hobo by Hub, HOPSCOTCH, Howdy, HSY, Hush Puppies, Hyperstar, Gul Ahmed, Inglot, Insignia, Interwood, Italian 5, Jafferjees, J. (Junaid Jamshed), Jane Iredale, Jockey, Johnny Rockets, KFC, Khaadi, Kids Breakout, Kross Kulture, Lawrencepur, Lifestyle, Limelight, Lingerie Lounge, Logo Shoes, Magnum Cafe, Make Up City, Maria B., Mastana, MCB Bank, McDonald's, Men Italia, Mocca, Mocciani, Monark, Nike, Nishat Linen, Opium, Origins, Osim, Outfitters, Pepperland, PEL, Platter Junction, Reebok, Rollover, Royaltag, Sam's Grill, Samsonite, Sapphire, Sarar, Scentsation, Second Cup, Shamraf's, Shirt & tie Shop, Shoe Planet, Slazenger, Splash, Stoneage, Stylo, St. Nail Bar, Subway, TAG Heuer, Texas Chicken, Threads & Motifs, Triumph, Uniworth Black, Urban Outfitters, U.S. Polo Assn., Vincci, Warda, Zara Shahjahan and many others.

Incidents[edit]

  • On 3 January 2018, Muhammad Usman, a 19-year-old electrician, died during repair work. He was trying to repair electric wires on the fourth floor when the ceiling collapsed on him. He sustained severe electric shocks and fell on the second floor from the top.[10]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Hadi, Abdul (24 December 2015). "Lahore Emporium Mall will be largest mall in Pakistan; opening in 2016 | Web.pk". Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  2. ^ "British High Commissioner visits The Emporium Mall in Lahore". Daily Pakistan Global. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  3. ^ "Home | Nishat Emporium". nishatemporium.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  4. ^ Reporter, The Newspaper's Staff (2015-12-15). "British HC sees improved investor confidence in Pakistan". www.dawn.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  5. ^ "Pakistan largest mall".
  6. ^ "Universal Cinemas".
  7. ^ "Hyperstar Pakitan".
  8. ^ "Solar panels part of Lahore's shopping mall - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  9. ^ "The Emporium Mall Lahore". LahoreBeat. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
  10. ^ "Teen worker dies in Emporium Mall ceiling fall". 3 January 2018. Retrieved 30 July 2018.