Upscale commercial complex taking shape in Lujiazui

The Lujiazui area in Pudong is boosting its shopping and tourism glamour with new business projects and smart application. 

The Lujiazui area in Pudong is boosting its shopping and tourism glamour with new business projects and smart application.

A new high-end commercial complex is taking shape in Lujiazui, with nearly 90 percent tenants signing leasing contracts.

The construction and decoration of L+Mall project which will occupy the first store of French upscale retail chain Galeries Lafayette in Shanghai has finished, its developer announced on Friday. The project comprises a department store and three office buildings.

The mall will accommodate about 300 tenants, and nearly 90 percent have signed leasing contracts, its developer said.

The mall covering 140,000 square meters with 12 floors is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter this year. Located on Pudong Road S., it will serve more than 460,000 office building workers and over 160,000 nearby community residents upon completion.

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The artistic rendering of L+Mall project

The store of Galeries Lafayette will cover 23,100 square meters. About 49 percent of tenants inside the mall will be retailers, and 38 percent food and beverage operators. Another 13 percent will be engage in interactive entertainment business.

It will accommodate an IMAX cinema.

"The project will facilitate the process of building the Lujiazui area into a world famous commercial hub comprising tourism, shopping and business functions," said Xin Yaqin, director of the Pudong Commission of Commerce, on Friday.

Pudong received more than 51.56 million tourists last year, with a tourism revenue of 25.1 billion yuan (US$3.96 billion), and the Lujiazui area contributed more than half, according to the Pudong Tourism Administration.

An intelligent tourist service kiosk was set up at the No.1 exit of Lujiazui Metro station on Saturday, the China Tourism Day.

Using artificial intelligence technologies, it can automatically answer tourists' questions on scenic spots, traffic and ticketing in the area.


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