Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Lulu Mall to Come up in Trivandrum


For years, the Queen of Arabian Sea was the commercial capital of the state for many obvious reasons. Many business establishments opened their offices and outlets in that commercial hub. Similar was the case of the Lulu Group, which opened its first ever Kerala outlet in Cochin. Despite being the administrative capital, Thiruvananthapuram could not figure out its place in the scheme of things of many business groups. Though many reputed businesses started building housing projects in the capital city, the concept of business malls simply could not established its foot in the capital city. However, the scenario is fast changing with the coming of Lulu Mall in Thiruvananthapuram. Soon, the citizens of the capital city would be able to get the taste of Mall culture within a period of one year. In this blog, we would be analyzing this evolving story for the benefit of readers.

lulu mall trivandrum

Lulu Group Coming in Thiruvananthapuram

Bringing change to the night-shop culture, Lulu Group is soon constructing a world-class mall in Akkulam, near Veli Tourist Village in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The ground-breaking for this has already been finished and the soil-testing is going on at the sight earmarked for it. In order to get the clearance report, the group has filed its papers with the Pollution Control Board and the Environment Department of Kerala government.  Since it is only in the early stages, the finer details of the upcoming Lulu Mall are unknown as the business group has not chosen to show it. Apart from Lulu Mall, Mall of Travancore is going to open its office in 2017. Hence, it will be the first mall to come up in Thiruvananthapuram.

lulu mall inside

Likely Features of New Lulu Mall

However, the details of the mall are slowly emerging in social media circles. According to some reports, the project is going to come up at the 22 acres of land earmarked for it near Akkulam in the capital city. It is going to become fully operational near the Akkulam Toll Plaza. Apart housing the world-class outlets for reputed brands, the mall is going to have multiplex, food courts and entertainment zone. It will also have a 150-suit, 5-star hotel and a large convention centre to hold various events. It is going to be the first 5-star hotel with these many rooms in the capital city. The Reports further added that the convention centre will have a seating capacity of about 2500. 

lulu hypermarket

Other Malls Coming up at Akkulam

As said before, the Mall of Travancore will become operational in the next year (2017). It promises a shopper’s paradise in the total coverage area of over 6 lakh square feet. This retail space will house more than 200 outlets of international brands. It will also have a 7-screen multiplex operated by the Carnival Group. Though Artech announced its venture in Commerical Mall business in Akkulam, it did not take off due to some unforeseen reasons. If made operational, it will have a multiplex, foot courts and a gaming zone for the children.

travancore mall
Thuruvananthapuram Aakkulam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
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