Mr Nattakit says that the revamp of Central Rama II will fulfil the diverse lifestyles of people in the area and create a meaningful moment whenever they visit the shopping centre.
SET-listed retail and property developer Central Pattana will spend 1.2 billion baht on shopping centre Central Rama II’s mega renovation.
The revamp of the department store in South Bangkok, which will focus on an urban lifestyle and natural ambience, aims to increase the traffic volume by 30% with new attractions.
Nattakit Tangpoonsinthana, Central Pattana executive vice-president of marketing, said the strategic renovation will help Central Rama II become the No. 1 regional mall in the southern part of the capital.
“South Bangkok is a key location with high potential due to convenient transport connecting different routes to various parts of the country and the growth of middle-level and high-end housing estates and international schools.
“The revamp of Central Rama II will fulfil the diverse lifestyles of people in the area and create a meaningful moment whenever they visit the shopping centre,” Mr Nattakit said.
He added that the renovations with sustainability at heart would seamlessly connect the shopping centre to green spaces and create a better tomorrow for Thailand as the mall is set to become home to the zero-carbon transportation hub in South Bangkok.
The hub boasts a smart van station that uses clean energy to provide air conditioning, the first of its kind at a shopping centre in Thailand.
A solar cell system that generates 7,500 watts of electricity per hour and 45,000 kilowatts per day will also be installed and used as the primary source of power for the smart passenger hall.
“The renovated Central Rama II will reflect two of the company’s values, which are positivity to create good things for a better quality of life for all and the concept of community at heart that focuses on sustainable growth via care for the community and environment,” Mr Nattakit said.
There will be vending machines to provide food, snacks and drinks and eco-friendly mobile phone battery stations for waiting passengers. Recycling stations for waste sorting will also be available at the shopping centre.
Other highlights from the first phase of the renovation of Central Rama II include a revamped Central Food Hall, a renovated Tops Supermarket, more Instagrammable spots around the mall and the largest Supersports store.