BDB signs up 9 anchor retailers for Axis Commercial Hub

ALOR STAR: BDB Land Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bina Darulaman Bhd (BDB), inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with nine anchor retailers for its Axis Commercial Hub development located in the township development of Bandar Darulaman, Jitra today.

BDB chairman Datuk Paduka Rasli Basir said The Axis Commercial Hub will provide the Kedah market with a niché food & beverage and education hub.

“Our partners also recognise the growth potential of the Northern Corridor and are aiming to breathe a vibrancy into the marketplace. We want the hub to be synonymous with good food and a retail mix that will be ideal for community engagement amidst an exciting ambience.”

The MoUs were signed with retail leasing consultant CBD Retail Sdn Bhd, and operators/proprietors of nine business brands: Petron Petrol Station; Coffee Books & Rain Café; Kopi & Roti; Wash Studio Laundry; Raja’s Grocery; The Little Caliphs; Genius Aulad; Big Galley’s Café and WellBeing Pharmacy. A lease agreement was signed with EM Opulence Sdn Bhd for the operation of the petrol station at the hub.

The Axis Neighbourhood Retail Centre within the Axis Commercial Hub development is touted to be Kedah’s first education-centric development, which offers just over 41,000 sq ft of rentable space. Consisting of 15 units of double-storey shoplots, the education centres set up within the hub will provide early learning and specialised education facilities aimed at the young and growing population around Jitra and Alor Star.

The Axis Neighborhood Retail Centre will be built at a cost of RM5 million and aims to be a food destination featuring Kedah’s household food and beverage providers, alongside essential neighborhood retail services such as a laundry, pharmacy and medical clinic.

The Axis Commercial Hub will commence construction in April and targeted for completion by the end of 2019. The petrol station is targeted to commence operations in Q4 2019, while the businesses in the shoplots are to open to public as early as Q1 2020.