Cargills Square

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Cargills Square
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]

As well as a Cargills Food City supermarket, the 74,000 sq ft (6,900 m2) mall contains a KFC restaurant, a three screen cineplex, food court, bank, a range of shops and a basement car park. [6] [7] The cineplex has seating for 1,200 people and is managed by CT Holdings (formerly known as the Ceylon Theatres Group), Cargills' parent company. [8]

References

  1. "Cargills to invest 500mn in Jaffna". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) . 14 September 2011.
  2. "Cargills shows the way with biggest private sector investment of Rs. 500 m in Jaffna". Daily FT . 15 September 2011.
  3. "Cargills shows the way with biggest private sector investment of Rs. 500 m in Jaffna". Press Articles. Cargills Ceylon PLC. 15 September 2011.
  4. "Cargills Ceylon PLC Provisional Financial Statements Nine Months Ended 31 December 2013" (PDF). Colombo Stock Exchange. p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-03-15. Retrieved 2014-03-15.
  5. "Cargills Square, Jaffna". MMGS Architects.
  6. "Cargills Square opens in Jaffna". The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka) . 23 February 2014.
  7. "Sri Lanka- Jaffna gets a 15 storied Star Class hotel". News.lk. 2 February 2012. Archived from the original on 2014-03-15.
  8. "Former war zone to get 'cineplex'". The Island (Sri Lanka) . 18 September 2011.