Ittehad OCC Developers (IOD) has announced the launch of the multiplex City Mall, a family entertainment and luxury hotel facility in the premier location of Gulberg II in Lahore, the cosmopolitan capital of Pakistan’s Punjab province.
The announcement was made by Rana Abdul Rauf, IOD chief executive officer, on the occasion of Pakistan National Day.
Rana Abdul Rauf said that City Mall, currently under construction, will consist of 13 floors and three basements with a total floor area of 625,000 square feet.
“The City Mall will be an impressive addition to Lahore’s skyline, and will include an upscale mall, luxury apartments, hotel, and corporate block besides an upscale mall,” he said.
“City Mall will stand out in the corporate sector for brands and business, and support the retail, tourism and hospitality sectors through highly engaging leisure, hospitality and entertainment attractions,” Abdul Rauf said.
“Integrating advanced technology features with the principles of a regional mall, City Mall will be a socially and culturally inspiring space for people, young and old, residents and visitors, to meet, connect and relax.”
Security installations will include alarms, emergency lighting, and communication systems beside strategically located exits which will be equally accessible from all areas of a floor.
The CEO said that the high-tech mall would feature world-class facilities including a swimming pool, fitness center, food court, bowling alley and rooftop open air space for dining and relaxing.
“Besides being centrally air-conditioned, the City Mall management has made the provision of back up power supply in case of WAPDA supply failure,” Abdul Rauf said.
“The City Mall’s three parking floors will offer a unique parking approach with entry from Main Boulevard Gulberg and exit from M. M. Alam Road, making the parking experience simple and easy.”
Abdul Rauf, whose job is chief promoter of the project, said that a group of overseas partners had collaborated to launch the project. Booking for units or space in the City Mall project had already started, he said.
Rana Abdul Rauf heads the Pakistani Overseas Construction Company Pvt. Ltd. (OCC), which has its headquarters in Riyadh. The OCC is currently executing several projects in the Kingdom as well as in Pakistan.
It is working on the SR120 million ($32 million) Sudair Labor Housing Compound project at Sudair, 150 kilometers north of Riyadh.
“A pool of top-class engineers, new innovative technology, long experience in the Kingdom and a huge skilled workforce make us one of the leading companies of the Gulf region,” Abdul Rauf said.