DLF Retail is to expand its portfolio with the construction of DLF Mall of India in Noida.
Spanning 1.8 million sqft, DLF Mall will be India’s largest shopping centre. It will have 14 anchors, six customised shopping levels with over 475 retail units, coupled with the largest indoor entertainment centre spread over two levels – which will have seven DT star screens and a 1200 seat food court.
The mall will be connected to three catchments – South Delhi and Lutyen’s Delhi (DND Expressway), Noida and Greater Noida (the Greater Noida Expressway) and Noida and Mayur Vihar (Ashoka Road).
“DLF Mall of India is our dream project, which is going to be the largest retail destination of the country owned, leased and operated by DLF,” said Pushpa Bector, senior VP and mall head.
“We have created some of the most successful and innovative retail destinations in the country and with DLF Mall of India, Noida we are confident that we would be creating a new benchmark in retail experience,” she added.
The lower ground level – Market Place, will house a hypermarket and a home zone while the ground and first level of the mall will house the International Boulevard, with a focus on international fashion brands and will be home to the first flagship stores of brands entering the country.
Indian Boulevard, on the second level, will have two segments, the first one will have the Indian designers brands, the other to have the ethnic brands. The level will also assist in planning the mega Indian weddings as stores of wedding planners, trousseau packaging and invitation cards would also be present.
The third level – Family Hub, would have two sections – one for the kids with toy, book and apparel stores and the other to host a selection of casual dining options.
Entertainment City, on the fourth and fifth level, will have over seven DT star screens, an ice skating format, Eat Food lounge – a food court which will offer 20 local and global cuisines.
Benoy, international designers and architects of landmark projects like ION Orchard in Singapore, Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi and Westfield London, are the chief architects and planners of DLF Mall of India.
The master planners are adding a unique design element to the project – The Racetrack Atrium, which would allow visibility for all store fronts from atriums across levels. DLF Mall of India would also be the first LEED Gold certified mall in North India.