SM Seaside
SM Seaside logo
LocationSouth Road Properties Brgy. Mambaling, Cebu City, Philippines
Coordinates10°16′49.4″N 123°52′54.6″E / 10.280389°N 123.881833°E / 10.280389; 123.881833Coordinates: 10°16′49.4″N 123°52′54.6″E / 10.280389°N 123.881833°E / 10.280389; 123.881833
Opening dateNovember 27, 2015
DeveloperSM Prime Holdings
ManagementSM Prime Holdings
ArchitectWV Coscolluela & Associates
Arquitectonica (consultant)
Wow Architects (interior designer)
No. of stores and services700+
No. of anchor tenants12
Total retail floor area470,486 m2 (5,064,270 sq ft)
No. of floors5
WebsiteSM Seaside City Cebu

SM Seaside, (formerly SM Seaside City Cebu) also known locally as Seaside, is a large shopping mall owned and developed by SM Prime Holdings in Cebu City, Philippines that opened on 27 November 2015, exactly 22 years after SM City Cebu, which opened in 1993. It is the centerpiece of the SM - Ayala Land Joint Venture Estate called South Coast City, a 30-hectare mixed-use development at the South Road Properties.

It is currently the fourth largest shopping mall in the Philippines and the fourteenth in the world. The mall has a gross leasable area (GLA) of more than 470,486 square meters.[1] SM Seaside is SM Prime Holdings' third mall in Metro Cebu and its 56th mall in the Philippines. The mall is designed by Arquitectonica, the same company which designed SM North EDSA, SM Mall of Asia and SM Megamall.


On April 12, 2011, SM Prime Holdings held a ground-breaking ceremony at the mall's location.[2]

SM Prime Holdings President Hans Sy said that the company has made adjustments to its destination mall project at SRP, in terms of budget allocation to ₱8.5 billion, from the original budget of ₱6 billion. The whole SM Seaside Complex costs ₱30 billion.[3]

On November 27, 2015, SM Seaside opened and many shoppers flocked the mall, causing major traffic in the South Road Properties area. And during that night, a fireworks display was held to celebrate the opening of the large mall.[4]


The SM Seaside is a circular-shaped retail mall with multiple anchors, including a two-story SM Store(formerly The SM Store), SM Supermarket, a Centerstage theater, a Large Screen format cinema, two Director's Club cinemas, and 4 regular cinemas, an 18-lane SM Bowling and Amusement Center, and an Olympic-size ice skating rink across the food court.[5]

Large Screen Cinema

The Large Screen Cinema features a super-sized screen almost 30% larger than the regular cinema screen size. This format uses the Christie 6P laser projection system and features a super-sized screen almost 30% larger than the regular cinema screen size. The Christie 6P laser produces the brightest images with 80% illumination and offers the best 3D platform that accurately reproduces the colors of the actual movie set, developing the most immersive cinema experience. The SM Large Screen Cinema also proudly uses the Dolby Atmos Sound System and the top-of-the-line Christie Vive Speakers, its audience fully immersed in surround-sound technology. It will house 351 guests in stadium-like seats.[6] The technology in this cinema is similar to Dolby Cinema, which also uses Christie projectors.

SMX Convention Center

The proposed SMX Convention Center Cebu will stand on South Coast City.

Seaside Tower

This 147-meter tall tower is located on the center of the mall.[7] There are restaurants, coffee shops and a viewing deck at the top of the tower which provides people a 360-degree view of Cebu City and the mall. The tower is supported by columns of 1500mm x 1500mm dimensions of 21 MPA concrete ultimate compression strength from the foundation up to the third level.[8]

Other projects

Seaside City Arena

Artist's rendering of the Seaside City Arena
Artist's rendering of the Seaside City Arena

The SM Seaside City Arena is a proposed 16,000-seating capacity indoor arena intended to be built across the shopping mall complex. It is planned to house international concerts and events, and, upon completion, will be the biggest indoor arena in Cebu.[9]

It is planned to become a venue for the Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation, Inc. (CESAFI) and the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) and was one of the planned venues for the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup, should the Philippines have won its bid to host the tournament.[10]

In January 2017, SM Prime Holdings decided to cancel its plan to build the arena due to the alleged attacks by the Cebu City mayor, Tomas Osmeña against the project.[11][12] However, plans for the arena resumed in late 2019, with the election of Edgardo Labella, who replaced Osmeña as the mayor of Cebu City, resuming talks with SM Prime and Ayala Land for the development of the lot on which the arena is supposed to be constructed.[13][14]

See also


  1. ^ "To open on September 2015 SM Seaside Complex construction on track". SM Prime. SM Prime. January 30, 2016. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "SM Seaside City set to change Cebu landscape". Yahoo! Philippines News. Manila Bulletin. April 18, 2011. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
  3. ^ "SM hikes investment in new mall". Cebu Daily News. Philippine Daily Inquirer. June 6, 2015. Retrieved December 5, 2015.
  4. ^ "Biggest mall in Vis-Min, SM Seaside City Cebu, opens November 27". Interaksyon. Archived from the original on 2016-11-04.
  5. ^ "To open on September 2015 SM Seaside Complex construction on track". The Philippine Star. The Freeman. January 16, 2014. Retrieved May 22, 2015.
  6. ^ "SM Cinema brings world-class entertainment closer to provincial areas". SM Investments.
  7. ^ "SM Seaside City Cebu: SM Unveils New Regional Landmark In Cebu City". SM Investment Corporation. 26 November 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  8. ^ "10 Things SM Seaside City Cebu Has to Offer". December 9, 2015. Retrieved February 1, 2016.
  9. ^ Badua, Snow (22 October 2013). "Slightly smaller version of MOA Arena set to rise in Cebu, says official". Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  10. ^ Miravite, Myke (2 January 2015). "Solaire, SM Group propose to build stadiums to boost PH's FIBA World Cup hosting bid". Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  11. ^ Nalzaro, Bobby (23 January 2017). "Nalzaro: SM to cancel multi-billion projects". Sun.Star Cebu. Sun.Star Cebu. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  12. ^ Limpag, Mike T. (25 January 2017). "Limpag: Fans dream of arena foiled by politics". Sun.Star. Sun.Star. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  13. ^ Lorenciana, Carlo (December 9, 2019). "26-hectare ALI-SM project at SRP to start construction in Q1 2020". SunStar. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
  14. ^ Sino Cruz, Irene R. (November 12, 2019). "SM-Ayala consortium bares details of multi-billion SRP development". Cebu Daily News. Retrieved November 21, 2020.
Preceded bySM Center Sangandaan 56th SM Supermall 2015 Succeeded bySM City San Jose Del Monte