7th October – IOI Properties Group Berhad (IOIPG) commemorated the topping out of IOI City Mall Phase Two located at IOI Resort City, Putrajaya to mark the completion of the mall’s building structural works on 6 October 2020. IOIPG appointed China Construction Third Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd (CCTE) as the main contractor for the expansion of IOI City Mall.
The topping out ceremony was attended by IOIPG Chief Executive Officer, Dato’ Voon Tin Yow, IOIPG Chief Operating Officer (Property Development), Teh Chin Guan; IOIPG Senior General Manager (Mall Operations), Chris Chong and CCTE General Manager, Bai Jin Song. Also present at the ceremony were the mall’s civil and structural engineering consultant, architectural and engineering consultant, and quantity surveyor among other business associates.
Construction on IOI City Mall Phase Two began in June 2018. Due to the Movement Control Order imposed in mid-March 2020 to stem the spread of COVID-19, construction of the mall was temporarily halted until early June 2020. Nevertheless, IOI City Mall Phase Two is on schedule to be opened to the public come November 2021.
Dato’ Voon in his speech congratulated all parties involved in the successful completion of the building structural works of IOI City Mall Phase Two.
“We are here to celebrate a momentous occasion and mark yet another important milestone in IOIPG’s journey as an integrated developer. A topping out ceremony is a tradition that celebrates the process of building and completing a project. Therefore, today’s ceremony acknowledges this pinnacle of achievement,” he added.
During the ceremony, Dato’ Voon and Bai presented awards to the outstanding sub-contractors. Teh also presented a certificate on Five-Million Manhours Without Lost Time Injury to CCTE Site Safety Manager, Lu Wen Kang.
IOI City Mall is the largest regional mall in southern Klang Valley and offers an attractive selection to meet the needs of Malaysian shoppers. The existing mall is occupied by trendy fashion brands, supermarket, cineplexes, and food & beverage outlets offering exquisite local and international dining experiences. It is easily accessible via major highways and public transport.
Dato’ Voon said IOI City Mall Phase Two would add approximately 1.0 million sq ft to the existing 1.5 million sq ft, with its occupancy rate of 96%.
“The high occupancy rate proves that the mall is a great success in southern Klang Valley. By November 2021, we will be ready to welcome shoppers and visitors to IOI City Mall Phase Two, which is built upon IOI Resort City’s concept of Stay, Work and Play,” he added.
IOI City Mall Phase Two will include an indoor shopping mall and canopy-covered outdoor street retail promenade. Among the notable features to excite shoppers and visitors are an exhibition hall measuring up to 40,000 sq ft, a new cinema concept with IMAX hall, a stylish al fresco dining arcade with a porte cochère drop-off zone, a new edutainment and entertainment centres for children and adults, a new rooftop sports centre and gym, and an approximately 9,000 parking bays.
IOI City Mall is anchored in the heart of IOIPG’s signature development, IOI Resort City, which brings together all the elements of integrated development and sustainable living spread over a magnificent 788-acre expanse in Putrajaya. IOI Resort City is the epitome of the Stay, Work and Play concept with excellent connectivity and accessibility. In planning IOI Resort City, IOIPG has ensured sustainable design features are incorporated into this thriving development as it strives to create a modern eco city both in form and function.
IOI Resort City is strategically located in a high-growth area and is surrounded by a wide range of amenities such as parks, hospitals and educational institutions. It has excellent connectivity with a dedicated connection to the South Klang Valley Expressway, with access to five major highways.