Cargills Square

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Cargills Square
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Location Jaffna, Sri Lanka
Coordinates 9°39′55.20″N80°00′49.60″E / 9.6653333°N 80.0137778°E / 9.6653333; 80.0137778 Coordinates: 9°39′55.20″N80°00′49.60″E / 9.6653333°N 80.0137778°E / 9.6653333; 80.0137778
Address420 Hospital Street
Opening date2013
Developer Cargills Ceylon PLC
ManagementCargills Ceylon PLC
OwnerCargills Ceylon PLC
ArchitectMMGS Architects
Total retail floor area 74,000 sq ft (6,900 m2)
No. of floors4

Cargills Square is a shopping mall in the city of Jaffna in northern Sri Lanka. The mall is located in the heart of the city at the junction of Hospital Street and Mahathma Gandhi Road, opposite Jaffna Hospital. Work on the Rs.500 million shopping and entertainment complex started in September 2011. [1] [2] [3] The mall opened in the last quarter of 2013. [4] The mall was designed by the Colombo based MMGS Architects. [5]

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