Swire Properties and Lujiazui Group officially announced the naming of their joint-venture retail project today as “Taikoo Li Qiantan”. Located in the heart of the Pudong Qiantan International Business District, this project embodies Swire Properties’ “Taikoo Li” concept, which is well-known for its distinct open-plan, lane-driven architectural design.
Taikoo Li Qiantan will offer a gross floor area of approximately 1.3 million sq ft (120,000 sqm) and was created in accordance with a ‘naturalism’ design concept; blending elements found in nature with contemporary architecture. The project is a major component of a larger mixed-use development, which will also feature a 56-floor Grade-A office tower – “New Bund Centre” as well as a five-star luxury hotel – “New Bund Shangri-La Hotel”, both invested by Lujiazui Group.
Qiantan is a new international business district and a rapidly developing hub for art and culture, business, entertainment, residential and world-class sporting facilities. The area is fast-becoming known for its high quality of life and excellent accessibility thanks to the well-developed transportation infrastructure. Qiantan is already home to many multinational corporations and global institutions, including New York University Shanghai and Wellington College International Shanghai. The project will be directly connected to the Oriental Sports Centre metro station which comprises three metro lines – offering direct access to major residential and commercial districts including Lujiazui, Xujiahui, People’s Square and Disneyland.
Mr Xu Erjin, General Manager of Shanghai Lujiazui Group said, “Following the success of The Bund and Lujiazui, we are confident that the Qiantan International Business District will become yet another remarkable CBD, and our plan is to create a ‘Lujiazui 2.0’, which builds on the successful elements from Lujiazui.
“Qiantan is quickly becoming a landmark area in Shanghai, and Taikoo Li Qiantan will be a valuable addition to this district, offering unparalleled retail, F&B and leisure experiences to local communities and the greater Shanghai population.”
Mr Han Zhi, Director-Retail of Swire Properties, said, “Taikoo Li Qiantan marks our third ‘Taikoo Li’ project in Mainland China building on the success of Taikoo Li Sanlitun in Beijing and Sino-Ocean Taikoo Li Chengdu. We are delighted to bring this distinct retail experience to Shanghai. By once again combining local elements with the Taikoo Li concept, we are confident that our second major investment in Shanghai, after the successful launch of HKRI Taikoo Hui in 2017, will become a new retail landmark for residents and visitors.”
Taikoo Li Qiantan has commenced the leasing process, and is scheduled to open in phases beginning from the end of 2020.