The Emporium Mall – Pakistan’s Largest Mall Opening on 30th June
The Emporium Mall – calling it a city within a city will not at all be exaggeration. It gives you a majestic and mesmerizing experience. It is an engulfing world far away from the chaos of our everyday life. Emporium Mall is the best example of future living in the middle of the cultural hub of Pakistan – Lahore.
The Emporium Mall is a gigantic project of countries largest group Nishat. The project has been completed and the mall is opening on 30th June 2016 in Johar Town, Lahore.
The boom in the retail sector in Punjab is promoting urbanization and rising consumer spending that basically is fueling noticeable investment in this sector across the province of Punjab.
The growth in retail business is not restricted to a few large cities; it is thriving even in smaller urban centers and towns. Estimates of Pakistan’s retail market vary. Pakistan’s retail industry to be worth billions of dollars of annual sales, the State Bank of Pakistan says retail sales grew to $133bn in 2015 from $96bn in 2011.
Retail is the third largest sector of the economy after agriculture and industry, contributing about 18pc to GDP, and is said to be the second largest employer providing jobs to 17pc of the total workforce.
The project is developed by Gaurantee Engineers as lead contractors and roof & columns are constructed by Izhar Construction. The Emporium Mall is located adjacent to International Expo Center in Johar Town Phase 2 Lahore.
The Nishat Group has hired some international consulting services to put together this humongous project aptly like Marcus Wilkins & Ali Naqvi, AHR-Global, UK (As Project Architects/Consultants), WSP, UK (As security consultants), Design Technique (As a Way Finding consultants, UK) and lastly Electrolyte (As lighting consultants, UK).
Aesthetically designed modern structure, it gives shoppers a unique retail experience. It had three gigantic floors, consisting of best international and local brands for people with exquisite taste and style, along with selected restaurants to make your experience complete and memorable.
The mall also has nine-screen Cineplex, banquest halls catering all occasions, a recreational zoo for children, a renowned boutique hotel and a hypermarket for all kind of grocery, shopping and utility requirements.
UK-based architectural firm AHR-Global created this beautiful combination of retail and entertainment perfection for amazing experience to savor the different flavors of world.
The Emporium Mall is a place where there is a lot to experience and explore as it is dominating the urban Lahore’s skyline and has set distinction in quality shopping, hospitality and the concept of exclusive customer service.
The Emporium Mall has more than 200+ brands, a daily number of expected visitors of more than 44000 on a huge area of 114 kanals and with over 200,000 products – it is a monument of future in Lahore.
The mind behind this gigantic project is Mr. Mian Mohammad Mansha, who is the Chairman of Nishat Group who recently in his statement said,” “With the aim to regenerate consumer vitality and introduce a premium retail experience to Pakistan, the Nishat Group is proud to showcase the country’s most ambitious retail complex, The Emporium Mall. This landmark project is set to change the commercial face of the city and make it a retail destination of choice for people across the country and indeed, the region.”
Appreciating the project the His Highness Thomas Drew, the newly appointed British High Commissioner said that, “It’s projects like these which overcome the perception that will in the end pull Pakistan out of the perception as a place of security concerns, and instead be seen as a place of hope, a place of potential and that’s a huge market so congratulations on what you’ve done so far.”