The three-level Upper East Mall Bacolod by Megaworld would be the first “green” mall in the city. It is set to become the city’s architectural landmark.
Upper East Mall Bacolod by Megaworld
We are pretty stoked with this new announcement!
Covering a gross floor area of 24,200-square meters, the Upper East Mall Bacolod is expected to become the city’s new architectural landmark. That is because it showcases a blend of neo-classical and art deco architecture, like New York City’s Upper East Side cityscape.
The Design Elements
The mall’s grand design will be highlighted by a 48-meter high iconic clock tower. It will light up at night, making it a major landmark along the six-lane main avenue that stretches from Lopez Jaena Street to Circumferential Road.
“What we are building in The Upper East is not just an ordinary mall. We are curating an architectural masterpiece that depicts the cosmopolitan vibe of our Bacolod township.” This was revealed by Mr. Kevin L. Tan, Megaworld chief strategy officer during his visit to Bacolod.
“This is just the first mall that we are building in this township because there is still more room for future expansion,” he adds.
Upper East Mall Bacolod Highlights
The Upper East Mall will house several rows of Bacolod restaurants facing a garden of century-old trees. For a more relaxing ambiance, these will be surrounded by Koi ponds. These are two things I love — food and areas with more trees in Bacolod.
Additionally, the mall will also house four state-of-the-art cinemas and an open-air Food Hall. This will also feature with an indoor garden. I am just so excited that Megaworld is incorporating plants and trees in all its developments. They are preserving existing ones and adding new plants for a greener Bacolod landscape.
Sustainable and Environmentally Aware Features
The Upper East Mall Bacolod will be managed and operated by Megaworld Lifestyle Malls. It will be highlighted by sustainable features, such its own solar panel roofing.
Additionally, the mall will have energy efficiency design. This include a perceived air conditioning cooling design, escalators with crawling features, and a rainwater harvesting system. The rainwater will be recycled for plant watering.
In another area, the mall will have a gray water recycling system for water discharged from the sewage treatment plant. This is collected and used for secondary flushing of mall’s toilets and urinals. How awesome is that!
The mall will be directly connected to the future Transport Hub of the township. It is located just across the central park facing the two residential condominium towers of One Regis and Two Regis.
During the press conference in Bacolod, Megaworld revealed that it is allocating P1.2-billion to build the Upper East Mall. This is part of the P28-billion capital spending that the company earlier announced. Bacolodnons should expect the mall to be completed by 2021.
It was also revealed last year that Megaworld is building a Bacolod luxury boutique hotel in the township.
Surely, the Upper East Mall Bacolod by Megaworld is something that Bacolodnons can be proud of.
A New Scene in the East Area
“We are excited to see The Upper East transforming into a modern central business district (CBD) of Bacolod. In the next three to five years, we will see residential towers, office towers, commercial buildings, hotel, church, parks, and this new mall rising, reveals Tan.
Additionally, Tan disclosed that they will be opening the Upper East Avenue to the public in two years.
Aside from The Upper East, Megaworld is also simultaneously completing its 54-hectare Northill Gateway township. It’s located along the Bacolod-Silay Airport Access Road within the boundary of Talisay City and Bacolod City. This is where travelers to the City of Smiles will find the Vegas-inspired Bacolod Welcome Marker.