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Pune Airport’s new Retail and Coworking Centre set to launch on October 15, 2022

Pune, June 18, 2022: ANAROCK Retail, the retail services wing of property consultancy ANAROCK Group, expects to complete leasing out Pune Airport’s standalone mixed-use centre encompassing shopping, office & coworking, a food court and multi-level car park (MLCP) by the end of Q3 2022. As sole advisors for this massive development, called AeroMall and developed by Pebbles Infra-Tech Pvt. Ltd., ANAROCK has designed the complex, managed its development, and crafted its tenant mix. 

The total leasable area of the retail spaces is 130000 sq. ft. spread over three floors. The entire third floor measuring 65,000 sq. ft. is dedicated to coworking/office spaces which will cater to approx. 2000 working professionals at a time. Including a 350000 sq. ft. Multi-level Car Park, the entire complex spans a massive 208000 sq. ft. 

Mayank Sharan, Director – ANAROCK Retail says, “The new Pune Airport retail and coworking complex is being carried out under the PPP model with AAI, with development being carried out exclusively by Pebbles Infra-Tech Pvt. Ltd. Given the shopper profile, the retail spaces are ideally suited for tenants such as high-end electronics, apparel, and F&B outlets and we are tenanting them accordingly.” 

“Some of the brands already confirmed to take up space are Croma, McDonalds, Starbucks, Spykar, Zudio, and the cosmetics retailer Sugar,” says Mayank Sharan. “Discussions are also on with other high-recall anchors like Decathlon. Given the unique location, the remaining spaces are being snapped up by other retailers.” 

The post-pandemic revival in air travel has brought airport retail back centre-stage. However, there continues to be a deficit of quality retail spaces at Indian airports for the best-suited retailers dealing in apparel and fashion, wellness, electronics and travel accessories, F&B, and beauty products. 

“What makes this mixed-use complex at Pune Airport unique is that it will serve passengers and is also an independent retail and coworking destination,” says Sunil Nahar, Director – Pebbles Infra-Tech Pvt. Ltd. “The addition of coworking spaces in the commercial office spaces responds to a very contemporary need. Coworking gained prominence during the pandemic, but its inclusion in the complex is also a function of the location profile. Remote/hybrid working air travellers are an obvious customer source but these high-end coworking spaces will also be a major draw for working professionals from areas like Viman Nagar, Tingre Nagar, Dhanori, and Wagholi.”

Pebbles Infra-Tech is concluding discussions with leading coworking operators to finalize one which will operate the coworking centre beginning mid-October.