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YOHO Mall is a shopping centre in Yuen Long, New Territories, Hong Kong. It is part of Sun Hung Kai Properties's "Yoho" housing development. [1]

Yoho Mall
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YOHO MALL
LocationYuen Long, Hong Kong
Opening dateSun Yuen Long Centre:1994
YOHO Mall 1:1/9/2015
Yoho Mall 1 extension:June 2017
DeveloperSun Hung Kai Properties
ManagementKai Shing Management Services Limited
OwnerSun Hung Kai Properties
ArchitectAGC Design
No. of stores and services300
Total retail floor area1.1 million square feet
No. of floors3(G、L1、L2)
WebsiteYOHO MALL 形點

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HistoryEdit

The YOHO Midtown mall was finished in October 2010. It was planned to be opened in 2013. However, after the completion of the second phase of YOHO, the developers hope to enhance the attractiveness of the shopping malls through the renovation of the nearby Sun Yuen Long Centre. According to the Rating and Valuation Department, this will attract several extra hundred million dollars of revenue in terms of rent.[2] Sun Hung Kai Properties announced that YOHO City Shopping Center will be combined with New Yuen Long Center Shopping Center to become a new YOHO development. The renovation of YOHO Midtown mall started on October 15, 2013.

DesignEdit

The mall was designed by AGC Design. Part of its design was inspired by Tokyo Midtown as it uses similar materials such as grey mirrors and timber columns. Its atrium space includes four shops with an 8 metre tall ceiling providing generous retail estate, however the shopping mall lacks seating areas for customers and visitors.

StructureEdit

Phase IEdit

Phase 1's area is 60 million square feet and has around 200 shops. It was hoped that there will be 150000 visitors to Phase I each day. Phase I has 1,500 parking spaces in its parking lot. The parking lot has six entrances.

A cinema opened in Yoho Mall I in July 2017.[3]

Phase IIEdit

 
Atrium after renovation in 2013

Phase II was originally Sun Yuen Long Centre, completed in 1994. It has an area of 280,000 square feet and four floors (excluding basement). Phase II mainly has shops which sells fashion for women, cosmetics, accessories, sports equipment, and electronics as well as travel agencies.

Public area and facilitiesEdit

 
Mall Midtown Garden

YOHO Midtown has a 50,000 square feet green area called Midtown Garden. The 1st floor of the mall has an access passage to phase 1 and 3 and it is open for 24 hours.[4]

ControversyEdit

The external wall of YOHO MALL uses light-emitting diode which are turned on at night. Yuen Long residents have complained that this causes light pollution.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "YOHO MALL 形點". HK.ULifestyle.com.hk.
  2. ^ 新地寧賺少過億 打造元朗大商圈 YOHO商場丟空3年 待推百萬呎商場 《明報》 2013年7月12日
  3. ^ Parkes, Douglas (21 July 2017). "Hong Kong's newest cinema opens in Yuen Long". Time Out Hong Kong.
  4. ^ Yoho Mall 形點 購物外4大玩樂空間 HK 港生活
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