LuLu International Shopping Mall

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LuLu Mall
Lulu Mall Kochi.jpg
Location Edapally, Kochi, India
Coordinates 10°1′32″N 76°18′28″E / 10.02556°N 76.30778°E / 10.02556; 76.30778
Address Edapally, Kochi – 682024
Opening date 10 March 2013
Owner Lulu Group International
Architect W S Atkins
No. of stores and services 215[1]
No. of anchor tenants 5
Total retail floor area 1,700,000 square feet (160,000 m2)[2]
No. of floors 4
Website LuLuMall.in

LuLu Mall, in the city of Kochi, Kerala, is the largest shopping mall in India.[3][4][5] It is one of the most visited places in Kerala. Spanning 17 acres (6.9 ha) and with a total built up area of 2.5 million square feet, it is the 98th-largest shopping mall in the world with 1.7 million square feet area of retail space. The mall was opened in March 2013. It contains more than 215 outlets, including food courts, restaurants, family entertainment zones, a multiplex, ice skating rink and bowling alley.[1][6][7][8][9] The estimated cost for this project is more than 16 billion or US$250 million.[10] The property is owned and managed by Lulu Group, which has extensive business in retail, hospitality, real estate etc. Lulu Mall in Kochi was their maiden retail venture in India. The group has planned to construct malls in Thiruvananthapuram, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The group's second mall is under construction in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala., which will be the second largest after completion.

Location[edit]

LuLu Mall is at Edappally Junction, in the city of Kochi, at the junction of two national highways, NH 544 (previously known as NH 47) and NH 66 (previously known as NH 17). This mall has become a retail hallmark of Kerala and leading tourist attraction.[citation needed]

Place in Record Books[edit]

Lulu Mall on October 27, 2016,created a Asia Book of Records [11] and India Book of Records [12] in a step to pledge solidarity to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Sandhesh for Soldiers” Diwali campaign, Lulu Mall and group employees lit 5509 Diwali diyas ( Earthern Lamp) in a min placed to deliver the message “Lulu salutes our soldiers” at the mall premises.

Features[edit]

Facilities[edit]

Anchor stores & Mini departmental stores[edit]

Central atrium of LuLu Mall with translucent roof
  • LuLu Hypermarket, on the ground floor is the largest hypermarket in India, covering an area of 2 lakh sq. ft. It sells a wide variety of foods, including frozen foods, canned foods, fruits and vegetables, meat and poultry items, bakery items, and hot food counters.
  • The other anchor stores include Lulu Fashion Store, Lulu Connect, Lulu Celebrate, PVR Cinemas and Sparkys.
  • The mini departmental stores at the mall include Westside and Marks & Spencer.

Multiplex[edit]

  • The mall features a 71,000 square feet (6,600 m2), 9 screen PVR Cinemas multiplex on the second floor, with exclusive entry elevators from outside.

Leisure zone[edit]

Food court area of LuLu mall
Amusement area in LuLu Mall
  • The third floor has a leisure zone which includes an indoor climbing wall, ice skating rink, 5D Cinema, arcade gaming zone, rides, party hall and a 12 lane bowling alley.

Marriott[edit]

Adjacent to the shopping mall is a Marriott Hotel.The hotel stands at a height of 84 meters and has a Helipad.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The highway to shopping". The New Indian Express. 11 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "LuLu opens its first mall in India". PressDisplay.com. 10 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "LuLu Group: Going places". Khaleej Times. Retrieved January 26, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Bharat Bandh incurs Rs 1,500 cr loss to Kerala". The New Indian Express. Retrieved September 3, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Fresh ides needed for startups to navigate Bharat". The Economic Times. Retrieved January 16, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Mega-size mall to be open in Kochi on March 10". Times of India. 1 March 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Skate on Ice this summer". Deccan Chronicle. 29 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "PVR cinemas in Kochi". 23 Dec 2013. 
  9. ^ "Lulu Mall to be opened tomorrow". The New Indian Express. 9 March 2013. 
  10. ^ "Go shop-hopping in Lulu". New Indian Express. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 17 March 2013. 
  11. ^ http://www.asiabookofrecords.com/most-diyas-lit-together/
  12. ^ http://www.indiabookofrecords.in/most-diyas-lit-together/
  13. ^ "PVR to invest Rs 100 cr in Kerala". Times of India. 27 April 2013. 

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