NEWS : The dream and mammoth building of KOCHI, LULU, and Asia’s largest mall is the talk of town today. Spread over seven acres, the Rs 1,600 cr mall. With a built-up space of 25 lakh sqft, it is equal to 33 football grounds. One can imagine its gigantic size.
Developed by the UAE-based LULU group and located at Edappally, at the intersection of NH-47, 17 AND THE Kochi by-pass, the mall has access to the Cochin International Airport as also the railway station.Lulu has set aside 22,000 sq ft just for entertainment zones. A 5,000 sq ft ice rink, a 5-D cinema hall, bowling alleys , water rides and games arcades offer diverse engagements. By April, 9 cinema screens with a total capacity of 2250 seats will rock the city.
For visitors from outside Kochi, there is Marriott’s 300 –room hotel. Designed by UK-based consultants WS At
kins, the mall has a parking facility for 3000 cars with access from all the main roads. Cuisines international and Indian will be served up at the food court that can take 3500 people at one go. Scattered about across the mall will be coffee shops and dine-in outlets.
EXEMPLARY MODERN DESIGN
Lulu Hypermarket on the ground floor having an area of 25,800 square metres (278,000 sq ft) selling fresh, frozen, canned food, fruits and vegetables, along with butchery, bakery, hot food counters etc.
Lulu Department Store on the First floor with 13,500 square metres (145,000 sq ft) of shop floor selling non food items like garments, footwear, luggage, white goods, cosmetics, electronic goods etc.
International home furnishing store of area 49,500 square metres (533,000 sq ft)
Gross leasable retail space over 19,800 square metres (213,000 sq ft)
A fine dining restaurant of 4,500 square metres (48,000 sq ft) and a coffee shop of 1,800 square metres (19,000 sq ft) are located in the second floor
A large Food Court to seat around 4,500 people serviced by eighteen kitchens will offer an array of exotic cuisine
Three fine dining restaurants with terrace dining facilities on the third floor
An Amusement area of 7,500 square metres (81,000 sq ft) on the third floor comprising indoor thrill games, computer gaming zone and a bowling alley.
A nine screen multiplex managed by PVR, occupying an area of 54,000 square metres (580,000 sq ft) on the fifth floor.
FIVE STAR HOTEL (MARRIOT)
A highlight of the Lulu Complex will be a five star hotel located adjacent to the imposing shopping mall run by JW Marriot. The 420 room property will offer royal suite rooms and Executive Suites with international standard multi cuisine restaurants, swim
ming pool, coffee shop, spa and privilege club facilities, etc. The hotel stands at a height of 84 meters and has a Helipad.