SM Megamall is a shopping mall located in the Ortigas business district of Metro Manila, Philippines. The mall was developed and is operated by SM Prime Holdings. The mall complex occupies a land area of approximately 10 hectares (25 acres) and a total floor area of 474,000 square metres (5,100,000 sq ft), making it the second largest shopping mall in the country and the fifth in the world. The mall has a maximum capacity of 4 million people.
SM Megamall in 2014
|Location||Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Address||Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA) corner Doña Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas Center, Wack-Wack Greenhills|
|Opening date||June 28, 1991|
|Developer||SM Prime Holdings|
|Management||SM Prime Holdings|
|No. of stores and services||500 shops including 280 dining outlets|
|No. of anchor tenants||18|
|Total retail floor area||474,000 m2 (5,100,000 sq ft) (2015)|
|No. of floors||
Mega A & B: 5 (+ 1 basement level)|
Mega C: 11 (Parking at 2F-7F)
Mega Fashion Hall: 5 + basement carpark
|Public transit access||
The SM Megamall was constructed in 1989 and opened its doors on June 28, 1991. It is the third SM Supermall ever built by Henry Sy Sr. after the SM City Sta. Mesa and SM City North EDSA. The mall is located in the Ortigas Center, at the portion encompassed by Mandaluyong City. It stands along the main EDSA thoroughfare and is almost adjacent to the Ortigas MRT Station. The SM Megamall was the largest mall in the country for a 17-year period, but when the SM Mall of Asia was built, it was ranked third largest in the country by floor area, measuring 331,679 m2 (3,570,160 sq ft) of total retail floor area and after SM City North EDSA (which ranks first in the country and second in the world). It also boasted the first ice skating rink (removed in 2009 but rebuilt five years later in 2014) as well as one of the first trade halls in the country.
The mall has two main buildings. Building A features the SM Cinemas, Food Court, Toy Kingdom and other anchor tenants. Building B features the SM Department Store (now known as The SM Store), Cyberzone, and other anchor tenants, and has been expanded with the Mega Fashion Hall, which opened in January 2014. The SM Supermarket is featured on both buildings. The Bridgeway connecting the two main buildings of the mall contains several eateries. This section of the mall was completed in 2009.
The 16,000 m2 (170,000 sq ft) Mega Atrium is an addition to the existing two buildings. The Atrium bridges the gap between Buildings A and B, and was completed in 2008. The Atrium features various shops and restaurants, and can also be rented out as an event venue.
Building C is a more recent addition to SM Megamall, opening on October 11, 2011. Located near EDSA to the west of Building A, it was formerly the Building A open parking facility. Office space is located on the upper levels of the carpark, which also houses an integrated bus terminal serving the north of Metro Manila including CAMANAVA, Quezon City and further to Bulacan and Rizal. The building also contains a transport terminal and offices for the Department of Foreign Affairs.
The Mega Fashion Hall is the latest expansion of SM Megamall. Featuring a two-level basement parking and a five-level mall, it houses several global clothing retailers, including the 3-level H&M store, as well as a 3-level Uniqlo which extends to the two uppermost levels of Building B. Aside from clothing stores, the expansion includes dining establishments, houseware stores, service shops, and a Bingo area on the 5th level. The Mega Fashion Hall also houses an IMAX theater, a 56-seat Director's Club Cinemas with butler service, an Olympic-sized ice skating rink (replacing the one removed in 2009 from the lower-ground level of Building A), an upscale food court (Mega Food Hall), and a 14-lane bowling center.
This link bridge will connect Shangri-La Plaza to SM Megamall. This bridge will contain a Restaurant and Shops along the bridge.
After the soft opening of the newly constructed Building C Carpark, the mall surpassed SM Mall of Asia by 2,000 m2 (22,000 sq ft) and became the second largest shopping mall in the country.
The addition of the Mega Fashion Hall building added 125 new retail stores, 90% of which are global brands and 10% of which are local retailers.
A 50-storey office tower, named as The Mega Tower, will be built next to the Mega Fashion Hall formerly occupied as an open carpark. The S-shaped tower will be directly connected to the Mega Fashion Hall and will feature three levels of basement parking and multilevel parking. It will have a leasable area of 124,200 m2 (1,337,000 sq ft).
SM said that the largest mall is SM Megamall at 474,000 m2 (5,100,000 sq ft), followed by SM North EDSA at 470,000 square meters.
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