The mall comprises 180,000 square feet of leasable space over six floors
By MINDY TAN
THE latest mall to hit Orchard Road will include, among its fashion labels, library@orchard and the Singapore Visitors Centre@Orchard, which is currently located at the junction of Cairnhill Road and Orchard Road.
|Walk this way: Positioned as a fashion mall, orchardgateway will house fashion, fashion-related, and lifestyle brands, as well as a range of food-and-beverage establishments|
The mall, which is part of the integrated development, orchardgateway, stretches from 277 Orchard Road to 218 Orchard Road (diagonally opposite), and comprises 180,000 square feet of leasable space over six floors (including two basement floors).
The mixed-development comprises a 20-storey hotel-retail development located next to Somerset MRT station and an 11-storey office-retail development, to be named orchardgateway@emerald.
The segment of the mall on 277 Orchard Road (the former Hotel Phoenix and Specialists’ Centre site) is 150,000 sq ft, while the mall on 218 Orchard Road (the former Orchard Emerald site) is 30,000 sq ft.
Positioned as a fashion mall, it will house fashion, fashion-related, and lifestyle brands, as well as a range of food-and-beverage establishments.
The segment of the mall located at the former Orchard Emerald site will also house the 18,000 sq ft, lifestyle-oriented library@orchard in 2014.
BT had previously reported that the 500-room hotel will be managed by Shangri-La group, under its Traders brand.
This will be the second Traders hotel in Singapore, after the one at Cuscaden Road. Traders is the four-star brand of the Shangri- La Hotels and Resorts chain.
Both towers will be linked by a glass tubular overhead bridge and an underpass under Orchard Road.
Orchardgateway will also have direct access to the Somerset MRT station and house the remaining part of Discovery Walk, completing the F&B-cum-shopping corridor that stretches from 313@somerset to Orchard Central.
OCBC appointed United Engineers to develop the orchardgateway project in 2010, through an arrangement that allows the bank to retain ownership of the property after the redevelopment is completed.
Orchardgateway@emerald is being developed by OCBC’s insurance arm, Great Eastern Life, and will include a double-storey conservation house at the edge of the adjacent Emerald Hill Historic District.
Orchardgateway is targeted to open in the second half of 2013. Savills Singapore has been appointed the marketing consultant for the mall and the office building.
Source: Business Times 22 Mar 2012