The retail delivery specialist co-ordinates tenant fit-outs and ensures scheme is on schedule
Dubai, UAE (September 23, 2018): The progress of Cityland Mall, the 2.2 million sq. ft retail and entertainment scheme being developed by Cityland Real Estate Development off the 311 Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road, continues apace with Vindico on board to deliver the retail element.
Vindico is the world’s leading international retail delivery consultancy and now that the construction process of the entire mall is in the advanced stages of completion, it will be responsible for coordinating the mall tenants’ fit-out works and ensuring that their opening remains on time.
The AED 1.2 billion Cityland Mall is the world’s first “nature inspired” shopping destination, incorporating a 200,000 sq. ft green central park area. Its retail capacity totals over 1.2 million sq. ft of space accommodating over 350 retailers and F&B outlets. The major anchor tenant, Carrefour hypermarket, a part of Majid Al Futtaim Retail, will open its door before the end of the year. Cityland Mall also boasts a variety of entertainment and retail global brands including VOX Cinemas, Fabyland and the Scandinavian home furnishing brand JYSK among others.
Vindico was chosen by developer, Cityland due to its vast experience in delivering retail for some of the world’s largest and most high profile schemes including Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi; Festival City, Dubai and Mall of Qatar, Doha. In all, the organization has assisted with the delivery of 65 shopping centres and airport projects, and over 9,000 shops and restaurants.
Fahimuddin Sharfuddin, Chief Executive Officer, Cityland Group, comments: “We are pleased to have a strategic retail professional of Vindico’s calibre come on board, as we strengthen our focus on retailers and on creating exciting shopping experiences for our visitors. Vindico are global specialists in retail delivery and tenant coordination since 2002, I firmly believe their expertise will be invaluable in enhancing and executing the mall operations. The Vindico team are playing a pivotal role by maintaining a continuous dialogue with tenants to ensure the timely completion of their fit-out works. As we continue to diversify the mall’s retail mix, comprising of prestigious brands and household names, we are confident that these retailers will add new and exciting elements for shoppers and the community at large.”
Richard Kim, Managing Director, Vindico comments: “With its highly strategic location and innovative retail proposition, we are delighted to be bringing to Cityland the expertise and guidance that such a unique and ambitious project deserves. As retail delivery specialists, our goal is to uphold the high standard already in place at Cityland Mall, and ensure that tenants can efficiently realise their exciting plans in order to start operating and serving Cityland’s shoppers. Our intimate knowledge of the market coupled with our expertise in retail delivery, gained through our work on a wide range of global retail schemes, we are ideally positioned to focus on a key element of the project’s success – shops and restaurants that are open and earning on time.”