SM City General Santos
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LocationGeneral Santos, South Cotabato, Philippines
Coordinates6°6′58″N 125°10′52″E / 6.11611°N 125.18111°E / 6.11611; 125.18111Coordinates: 6°6′58″N 125°10′52″E / 6.11611°N 125.18111°E / 6.11611; 125.18111
AddressSan Miguel Street, Lagao
Opening dateAugust 10, 2012; 10 years ago (2012-08-10)
DeveloperSM Prime Holdings
OwnerSM Prime Holdings
No. of anchor tenants2
Total retail floor area95,764 m2 (1,030,800 sq ft)
No. of floors3
Parking1,500
WebsiteSM City General Santos

SM City General Santos is a large shopping mall in General Santos, South Cotabato. It is the 45th shopping mall by SM Prime Holdings, the Philippines' largest shopping mall and retail operator. Making it the largest mall in Soccsksargen Region.[1] It has a gross floor area of 95,764 m2.[2]

It opened to the public on August 10, 2012.[3]

History

Planning

It was reported in 2008 that SM Prime Holdings, the Philippines' largest shopping mall and retail operator, was interested in developing a shopping mall in General Santos City.[4] Rival developer Robinsons Land had started construction on a 1 trillion (US$75.2 billion) shopping mall set to open in 2009, challenging long-established malls Gaisano and KCC Mall.[4]

Construction

In September 2011, four construction workers working on the mall were injured when a portion of the third floor collapsed as the workers were pouring wet cement.[5] The floor crashed down to the second floor, pinning the workers below.[5] The workers were confined in a local hospital for treatment.[5]

Another construction accident occurred in December 2011, when a platform collapsed as construction workers were installing insulators on the ceiling of the third floor.[6] The workers, who were not wearing safety belts, fell to the concrete floor, resulting in seven workers sustaining varying degrees of injury.[6] The victims were employees of Irvine Construction, one of the construction firms hired by SM Prime Holdings to build the mall.[6]

Opening

SM City General Santos opened on August 10, 2012.[3] At the time of its opening, it was 80% occupied.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "SM opens mall in General Santos City". ABS-CBN News. ABS-CBN. August 9, 2012. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  2. ^ "SM Prime Holdings - SM City General Santos". SM Prime Holdings. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  3. ^ a b "SM City General Santos - Information". SM Supermalls. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  4. ^ a b Sarmiento, Romer S. (November 11, 2008). "SM group eyes mall in General Santos City". GMA News Online. GMA Network. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  5. ^ a b c Zonio, Aquiles Z. (September 25, 2011). "4 workers hurt in SM mall construction accident in General Santos City". Inquirer.net. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
  6. ^ a b c Zonio, Aquiles Z. (December 29, 2011). "7 construction workers hurt as platform collapses in SM GenSan". Inquirer.net. Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 23 December 2013.
Preceded bySM City San Fernando 45th SM Supermall 2012 Succeeded bySM Lanang Premier