Colombo City Centre – Colombo’s Dazzling New Mall
Colombo City Centre (CCC) is the latest retail experience to join Colombo’s skyline. Its superior design makes it a prominent landmark in Sir James Pieris Mawatha, facing the Beira Lake in Colombo 2. CCC gives the ultimate “shopping mall” experience Colombo quite lacked until now. It can be called as a lifestyle destination, set at the forefront of the dynamic changes taking place in the country.
This mixed development project is a joint venture between Abans and Next Story Group from Singapore. CCC is worth USD 180 million and has bagged multiple awards within a short period of time, including ‘Mall of the Year’ and ‘Asia’s Greatest Brand’ title.
In fact, this new mall offers much more than what any Sri Lankan folk would have dared to expect from the usual Liberty Plaza, Majestic City and Crescat.
Colombo 2 is a hotspot for commercial activities. This is only a 50-minute drive from Bandaranaike International Airport via the Colombo to Katunayake Expressway. In close proximity to famous landmarks of Colombo, CCC is built right opposite the historic Beira Lake. It faces the Seema Malaka Temple, which is an iconic architecture of Colombo. Most importantly, it’s a Geoffrey Bawa creation hence both a piece of art and a place of cultural importance. There are many star hotels, restaurants, hospitals, parks, theatres, universities, retail shops and the National Museum around this location. This is close to the Clock Tower and Fort area. Galle Face Green is as popular as Mount Lavinia beach. It overlooks the Indian Ocean and is merely a few minutes’ drive away from CCC. CCC is situated in one of the highly demanded prime locations in Colombo.
CCC has 47 stories. The first 5 floors make up the retail section. It has numerous shops of local and international brands, food outlets and a multiplex cinema. This complex is luxurious and spacious, certainly delighting customers.
This is probably why it attracted flocks of people upon opening. They were eager to witness a construction determined in transforming Sri Lanka.
Nearly 50 high-end brands occupy an area of 200,000 square feet within the mall. Some of the noteworthy brands are Apple, Swarovski, Armani Exchange, The Body Shop, Mango, Charles & Keith, Titan, and Clarks. The retail space includes local brands like Jezza, Aditi, Abans, Avirate, Chamathka, and Odel. There is also a Cargills Food City and Miniso to serve the everyday needs of shoppers. Even kiosks for Bubble Me Bubble Tea, Isle of Gelato and snacks are available.
The third floor includes a multiplex cinema by Scope Cinemas. This is the first and the biggest multiplex cinema in Colombo. It has 6 screens and around 30 shows are available on an average day. The full seating capacity is 750. Furthermore, movie-goers can enjoy an extraordinary experience here in contrast to the other cinemas in the city.
The seating arrangement forms an amphitheater-style, allowing no room for complaints from shorter people sitting at the back. This offers perfect visibility from any row. The impressive sound system gives an almost reel-to-real life experience. Another interesting element about the cinema is the exclusive 24-seater VIP theatre. Comfort is given thorough consideration with how the seats are made for a relaxed movie-watching time.
Even differently-abled individuals can enjoy comfortably, thanks to how certain features are in place to offer them ease. Scope Cinema in CCC provides next-level entertainment. Movie buffs can munch on the large variety of food and beverages available at the cinema while watching their favorite blockbuster.
Above all, there’s one thing people don’t want to miss at CCC – The Food Studio. It houses over 20 different restaurants in a massive food court and serves a variety of tastes. It has cuisines from Asia – Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia; Far East to China and Japan and even a MacDonald’s. Besides, there are exclusive dessert stations to cater to the sweet tooth cravings.
There are two sections in the Food Studio. One is the indoor area, ideal for get-togethers, business meetings or even a date. The other is an outdoor area with a remarkable view of the Beira Lake and the surrounding areas. It also has an island bar. The day time ambiance is relaxed and friendly. But the evenings are even more magical. It brings along a stunning site with golden lights sparkling the Colombo 2 skyline.
State-of-the-art apartments take up a significant proportion of the Colombo City Centre. Known as The Residences, these 192 condominiums are at the peak of what luxury and superior design can offer together. These apartments are a symbol of the dynamic changes transforming Sri Lanka at a rapid pace.
The apartments come in four different choices – 2 bedroomed up to 5 bedroomed ones. The 2 bedroomed apartments offer spacious layouts with an open kitchen and entertaining areas. This is built on 1,302 square feet. The 3 bedroomed apartments take up 2,118 square feet each, and two of the bedrooms offer amazing views from the terrace along with a semi-open study area. The master bedroom includes a walk-in wardrobe.
The penthouses each have either 4 or 5 bedrooms. The living areas are generous and can accommodate a baby grand piano. The 4 bedroomed apartments take up 2,431 square feet while the 5 bedroomed apartments boast 4,898 square feet of absolute luxury. These are also made with giant dining areas to seat up to 10-12 guests, bar seating, wine cellar and housekeeper’s quarters.
The price begins from LKR 70 million. Superior fittings and a beautiful collection of furniture make the price well worth it. It’s a real estate treasure in the heart of Colombo.