Seberang Perai: Aeon Seberang Prai City, the largest mall in Bandar Perda, Penang, will be renamed Perda City Mall (PCM) after undergoing asset enhancement works.
Work has started on the mall and is expected to finish before Christmas this year. Its owner Northern Mall Sdn Bhd said in a press statement that the temporary closure is necessary to further strengthen the mall’s commitment and continuous efforts in enhancing its retail environment and shopping experience for today’s discerning customers.
The renaming of the mall is aimed at giving it a new identity to portray its close association with the new township as the main provider for most of the needs of the residents in the surrounding areas. The mall was opened in 2008 and has a net lettable area of 790,000 sq ft.
“The major work would involve asset enhancement initiatives on the second floor to convert underutilised areas into additional retail areas, thus offering more space for retailers,” said Adzman Shah Mohd Ariffin of ExaStrata Solutions Sdn Bhd, the property manager of the mall.
PCM is retaining a majority of its tenants including Sen-Q, McDonald’s and the Apple Store. Parkson and Econsave will be the new anchor tenants.
“Our goal is to wrap up the upgrading project just in time for the year-end holiday shopping season, and it is going to be an exciting time for PCM and all our shoppers,” said Adzman.
“We are really excited about the changes to the mall as these will bring some interesting updates to our shopping mall. We are sure that our customers will love these improvements,” he said.
The upgrading of the mall will be in tune with the current trend so that it will have a more refreshing air, added Adzman.
“We believe as a regional mall, we will be the price-setter in terms of rental and valuation of properties.
“Our aim is to enable shoppers to get all their needs under one roof, besides enjoying the facilities and modern cum soothing ambience offered by the mall.”
|An artist’s impression of the new look to the entrance of the Perda City Mall (PCM), Seberang Perai, Penang|
This article first appeared in The Edge Financial Daily, on July 11, 2014.