Ayala Malls Central Bloc
Ayala Malls Central Bloc logo
The mall in 2024
LocationCebu City
Coordinates10°19′50″N 123°54′26″E / 10.33056°N 123.90722°E / 10.33056; 123.90722
AddressV. Padriga cor. I. Villa and W. Geonzon Streets, Cebu IT Park, Brgy. Apas, Cebu City
Opening dateDecember 6, 2019; 4 years ago (2019-12-06)[1]
DeveloperCebu Holdings Inc.
ManagementAyala Corporation
OwnerAyala Corporation
No. of stores and services300[2]
Total retail floor area45,000 square metres (480,000 sq ft)
No. of floors5
Public transit access

Ayala Malls Central Bloc is a large shopping mall in Cebu IT Park developed by Cebu Holdings Incorporated, becoming the second Ayala Mall in Cebu City, Philippines in 25 years since the opening of Ayala Center Cebu[2][3] and its fifth regional mall in Visayas and Mindanao. It has a gross leasable area (GLA) of 45,000 square meters.[4] The mall opened on December 6, 2019.


On March 20, 2015, Ayala Land broke ground at its Central Bloc project, a 2.2-hectare (5.4-acre) project within Cebu IT Park.[5][6] One of its components is the Ayala Malls Central Bloc which can cater up to 500 stores.[7]

It has five levels of retail development, four digital cinemas, an indoor activity center, a fashion gallery, a food court, a basement supermarket, and a three-level basement parking.[8][2][3] The mall was expected to open by October 2019[9] but was moved to December 6, 2019.[1]

According to Ayala Malls VisMin head Clavel Tongco, the mall operates from 11:00 A.M. until 11:00 P.M. with people working in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry as its main target market.[4]


Christmas tree fire

On December 26, 2019, just 20 days after its official opening, the mall's outdoor Christmas tree caught fire but was promptly extinguished by its emergency quick response team. It was likely to be caused by faulty wiring according to the Bureau of Fire Protection due to it being exposed in the rain.[10][11]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Ayala Malls Central Bloc on Twitter". Retrieved 14 November 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Dale G. Israel (5 December 2019). "Malls compete for Cebu shoppers with new one opening at IT Park". Inquirer.net. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  3. ^ a b Carlo Lorenciana (5 December 2019). "Ayala's Central Bloc eyes young shoppers". SunStar Cebu. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  4. ^ a b Ehda M. Dagooc (12 October 2019). "Central Bloc to feature homegrown brands". The Freeman. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Ayala Land launches P8-B mixed-use development in Cebu". ABS-CBN News. 2015-03-25. Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  6. ^ Aileen Garcia-Yap (2015-03-21). "Ayala breaks ground for 2-hectare hub". CDN Digital. Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  7. ^ "Ayala Malls Central Bloc". Cebu Holdings Inc. Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  8. ^ Jose Santino S. Bunachita (2018-04-13). "A mall to rise in Cebu I.T. Park". CDN Digital. Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  9. ^ Ehda M. Dagooc (2019-04-17). "Another Ayala mall set to open in Cebu". The Freeman. Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  10. ^ Delta Dyrecka Letigio (26 December 2019). "Christmas tree in mall catches fire; BFP reminds public avoid outdoor decorations". CDN Digital. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Video of Burning Christmas Tree Inside Cebu City Mall Goes Viral". philnews.ph. 27 December 2019. Retrieved 4 January 2020.