Kandy City Centre

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Kandy City Centre
Kandy City Centre Logo 2.png
Location Kandy, Sri Lanka
Management Thusitha Wijayasena, Chairman
Owner Property Finance and Investments Kandy (Pvt) Ltd
Architect K.M.C Architects
Website kandycitycentre.lk

Kandy City Centre is a ten storey commercial and retail complex which is located in Kandy, Sri Lanka near the Temple of Tooth Relic. Construction of the centre was started in 1993 and it was opened in 2005.[1] Under the management of Thusitha Wijayasena and the ownership of the PFIK, the complex is one of the most successful projects in Sri Lanka.[citation needed]

Construction[edit]

The land on which this complex was proposed to built was occupied by a number of several buildings including a cinema and other stores before the site was cleared in 1993. The construction of the centre was abandoned in 1998 due to several reasons and recommenced four years later in 2003. The building was funded and designed by K.M.C. Architects of Singapore. This building is one of the first buildings in Sri Lanka to have an underground floor. This is also the only Board of Investment (BOI) approved project in Sri Lanka, which has been granted the flagship status.[citation needed]

Design & Features[edit]

The complex is designed with ultramodern features whilst incorporating the traditional architecture of Kandy. The Board of Investment has granted the prestigious "Flagship Status" to this project. The centre contains several leading banks, fully equipped supermarkets, modern restaurants, an entertainment zone, a well designed state of the art food court, book stores, florists, clothing stores, perfume 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 the largest car park in Kandy.

The complex has fourteen elevators. Six of the ten floors will have direct road access due to the innovative design of the complex. In addition 2,000 telephone lines, a 3MW full-time backup power and ultra modern security system also add to the uniqueness and originality of the complex.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kandy City Centre opens in August". Retrieved 6 April 2005. 

Coordinates: 7°17′32″N 80°38′13″E / 7.2922°N 80.6369°E / 7.2922; 80.6369

See also[edit]

Other shopping complexes in Sri Lanka,