‘Colombo City Centre tops out ahead of schedule’ | Sunday Observer

‘Colombo City Centre tops out ahead of schedule’

The topping out ceremony at the Colombo City Centre
The topping out ceremony at the Colombo City Centre

Colombo City Centre, a mixed-use development project, has topped out ahead of schedule. The final slab of 185 metres above the ground was cast amidst great fanfare and celebrations to mark this significant milestone in construction.

“We are delighted,” said Anand Sundaram, CEO of Colombo City Centre. “This is an amazing way to ring in the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, and we hope to quickly follow up this milestone with the opening of Sri Lanka’s first international mall by August 2018 – an integrated lifestyle centre that the denizens of Colombo have long deserved.”

Since its inception, Colombo City Centre has consistently raised the bar in trends and standards. Today, the early topping out is the project’s latest benchmark, and serves as a welcome inspiration for other Sri Lankan developers to emulate, a company spokesman said.

A highly anticipated addition to the capital’s fast-developing skyline, Colombo City Centre is Sri Lanka’s first BOI-approved mixed development project, slated for completion in early 2019.

The USD 170 Million joint venture between local retail giant, Abans, and Singapore-based Next Story Group is one of Sri Lanka’s largest foreign direct investments in recent times, and rises 47-storeys above the heart of the city. Honored for ‘Brand Excellence’ by the Golden Globe Tigers, as ‘Asia’s Greatest Brand’ by AsiaOne Magazine, and the ‘Most Promising Mixed Use Development’ by CMO Asia in 2017, Colombo City Centre is a multi award-winning skyscraper dedicated towards transforming Sri Lanka’s capital into a global metropolis with the first integrated lifestyle complex of its kind.

This includes Sri Lanka’s first international mall with high-end brands, a 700-seat food court and six-screen multiplex cinema, the upscale NEXT Hotel with 164 keys, and 192 luxurious residential units designed to offer panoramic views of the city, Beira Lake, and Indian Ocean.