KOTA KINABALU: Grand Merdeka (GM) Mall is entering its final phase of construction and is expected to be substantially completed by February 2016.
The roof topping ceremony of the mall was held on February 7, 2015, followed by the ground breaking of Grand Merdeka Lot 2, namely, Grand Merdeka Home (a retail warehouse concept), and launching and ground breaking for Grand Merdeka Corp which consists of 20 blocks of signature office.
Grand Merdeka Development Sdn Bhd said in a statement that the commencement of earthwork for Grand Merdeka Lot 2 was scheduled by August 1, 2015 this year. However, the delay of construction work for Grand Merdeka Lot 2 is mainly due to delay of approval from the local authorities.
Tender for the construction of Lot 2, GM Home and GM Corp has been awarded to Eng Han Engineering Sdn Bhd, which is also the main contractor of Lot 1, GM Mall. The estimated completion of Lot 2 is by early 2017.
GM Home project is designated as a one-stop household and home furnishing hub retail warehouse concept for the northern corridor of Kota Kinabalu. Positioned next to GM Mall, spread across 70,000 square feet, it is designated ideally for hypermarket, furniture outlets, speciality outlets and fast food drive-thru outlets.
Top Kinabalu Sdn Bhd and 1 Homeware have confirmed as the anchor tenants at GM Home.
GM Corp consists of 20 blocks of 5-6 storey signature office suit, showroom and retail units. Spread across an approximate gross built up area of 120,000 square feet, GM Corp is said to introduce a new perk lifestyle in the northern corridor of Kota Kinabalu.
GM Corp will also feature an impressive choice of bars and restaurants, a boutique hotel, executive carpark, complete with a convenient GM buggy-transit to and from GM Mall, GM Home and GM Corp. Ground floor galleria unit features 22 feet ceiling with the provision of future mezzanine floor and internal stairways.
Complimentary features are spacious office/showroom units; lift services for every two units; garden terrace, gymnasium and spa, and function room; private executive car parks at basement for owner/tenant; 24-hour CCTV surveillance; internal staircase; and ecalator to transport patrons from ground to the first floor.
Grand Merdeka Development Sdn Bhd disclosed that nine blocks of GM Corp have been sold, with 11 blocks available for grabs and attractive package provided to buyers.