Landlord Ivanhoé Cambridge has provided an update on its 1.2 million square foot Tsawwassen Mills mall project, which is set to open in South Delta, BC on October 5 of this year. Construction is well underway and is expected to be completed on time, and over the weekend the centre hosted a job fair as retailers at the centre look to hire about 1,000 people. Construction began on the massive centre in January of 2014.
Exterior facades continue to be installed at the centre, and the custom exterior for anchor tenant Bass Pro Shops is now complete, according to Ivanhoé Cambridge. Indoors, construction is well underway -- hardwood floors have been installed throughout and wood and metal panelling is being mounted. A number of tenants have taken possession of their units and begun work on their interior finishes, as well. Closer to the October opening, Coast Salish native artwork from members of the Tsawwassen First Nation will be displayed in the mall.
The centre held a job fair over the weekend, where approximately 60 retailers provided information and accepted applications, in an effort to secure about 1,000 new employees. When the shopping centre is fully open, Tsawwassen Mills and its retailers will create up to 3,000 full-time and part-time jobs.
When open, Tsawwassen Mills will include nearly 200 retailers, including 16 anchor tenants. First-to-market retailers will include Bass Pro Shops, DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, Pro Hockey Life, Saks OFF 5TH, The Outlet by Harry Rosen and Marc Cain. We provided a full list of announced Tsawwassen Mills retailers in an article last month.
*All photos were provided by Ivanhoé Cambridge.