SM Seaside City Cebu

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SM Seaside City Cebu
SM Seaside City Cebu logo
Location South Road Properties Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City, Philippines
Opening date November 27, 2015
Developer SM Prime Holdings
Management SM Prime Holdings
Owner Henry Sy Sr.
Architect Arquitectonica- Design Consultant, WV Coscolluela & Associates - Architect ; Wow Architects - Interior Designer
No. of stores and services 447
No. of anchor tenants 12
Total retail floor area 470,490 m2 (5,064,300 sq ft)
No. of floors 5
Parking 4,336
Website SM Seaside City Cebu

SM Seaside City Cebu, also known locally as SM Seaside or just Seaside, is a large shopping mall owned and developed by SM Prime Holdings in Cebu City, Philippines that opened on 27 November 2015, exactly 22 years after SM City Cebu which opened in 1993. It is the centerpiece of the SM Seaside Complex, a 30-hectare mixed-use development at the South Road Properties.

It is currently the 3rd largest shopping mall in the Philippines and the 6th in the world. The mall has a gross leasable area (GLA) of more than 470,000 square meters. SM Seaside City Cebu is SM Prime Holdings' third mall in Metro Cebu and its 55th mall in the Philippines. The mall is designed by Arquitectonica, the same company which designed SM City North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia and SM Megamall.


On April 12, 2011, SM Prime Holdings held a ground-breaking ceremony at the mall's location.[1]

SM Prime Holdings President Hans Sy said that the company has made adjustments to its destination mall project at SRP, in terms of budget allocation to ₱8.5 billion, from the original budget of ₱6 billion. The whole SM Seaside Complex costs ₱30 billion.[2]

On November 27, 2015, SM Seaside opened and many shoppers flocked the mall, causing major traffic in the South Road Properties area. And during that night, a fireworks display was held.[3]


The SM Seaside City Cebu is a circular-shaped retail mall with multiple anchors, including a two-story The SM Store, SM Supermarket, a Centerstage theater, a Large Screen cinema, two Director's Club cinemas, and 4 regular cinemas, an 18-lane SM Bowling and Amusement Center, and a food court flanking an olympic-size ice skating rink.[4]

In addition, the mall will feature a rooftop Sky Park, a 150-meter viewing tower, an iconic 21 meter by 21 meter centerpiece called the "Cube", and approximately 447 food and retail shops, including local, national and global brands.The mall has a San Pedro Calungsod Chapel just in front of it. Soon it will be building an Ocean Park to entertain people. A hybrid, European-made Volvo buses called MyBus transports people from Starmall Azienda in Talisay City, and from SM City Cebu and from Parkmall to SM Seaside City Cebu in SRP, Cebu City. This mall is owned by Henry Sy, the president of SM Prime Holdings.

Seaside City Arena[edit]

The SM Seaside City Arena is an indoor arena with a 16,000 seating capacity.[5]

The arena will be located in the 26-hectare joint venture area of SM Prime Holdings and Ayala Land also located on South Road Properties, the area where the Thanksgiving Mass for San Pedro Calungsod, the first Cebuano saint, was held.

SMX Convention Center[edit]

The proposed SMX Convention Center Cebu will stand on SM Seaside City Cebu.

Seaside Tower[edit]

This tower is located on the center of the mall, a 150-meter tall Seaside Tower (equivalent to 50-storey) will open in late 2017.[citation needed] There are restaurants and coffee shops and a viewing deck at the top of the tower which provide people a 360-degree view of Cebu City and the mall. The tower is supported by columns of 1500mm x 1500mm dimensions of 21 MPA concrete ultimate compression strength from the foundation up to the third level.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "SM Seaside City set to change Cebu landscape". Yahoo! Philippines News. Manila Bulletin. April 18, 2011. Retrieved May 22, 2015. 
  2. ^ "SM hikes investment in new mall". Cebu Daily News. Philippine Daily Inquirer. June 6, 2015. Retrieved December 5, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Biggest mall in Vis-Min, SM Seaside City Cebu, opens November 27". Interaksyon. 
  4. ^ "To open on September 2015 SM Seaside Complex construction on track". The Philippine Star. The Freeman. January 16, 2014. Retrieved May 22, 2015. 
  5. ^ Badua, Snow (22 October 2013). "Slightly smaller version of MOA Arena set to rise in Cebu, says official". Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  6. ^ "10 Things SM Seaside City Cebu Has to Offer". December 9, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
Preceded by
SM Center Sangandaan
56th SM Supermall
Succeeded by
SM City San Jose Del Monte