Grand opening of LIVAT, the first Inter IKEA shopping centre, Wuxi


On June 27, the grand opening of LIVAT, the Inter IKEA Wuxi shopping centre was celebrated. This is the first Inter IKEA Centre Group (IICG) shopping centre opened in China. VIP partners who contributed to the development of the project were invited to attend the ceremony. Among others, the local government, construction contractors, part of the management group of IICG and, representatives from Tebodin’s office in Shanghai.

LIVAT Wuxi Shopping Centre is located in Wuxi and the total floor area is 225,137m2, including one main shopping centre building and one 110kV HV substation building. Because of its complexity and size, there were more than 30 construction contractors involved in the construction of this new shopping centre. Besides the main building, the project also includes a public road with a length of around 510m. This road mainly serves the visitors of the shopping centre. And a creek forms part of the landscaping making it a nice scenery.

Tebodin’s scope of work includes project management, design management, procurement, construction management, permitting and government coordination, and tenant coordination support. Tebodin started to work for this project on November 2011 and the total service duration is around 34 months.

Established in 2001, the Inter IKEA Centre Group (IICG) is jointly owned by the Inter IKEA Group and IKEA Group, with headquarters in Kastrup, Denmark. They have invested in three shopping centres in China: Wuxi, Beijing, and Wuhan.