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Bt1-bn plus makeover as Thaniya Plaza looks to the future

Jan 15. 2020
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By THE NATION

Thaniya Plaza is to undergo its first major renovation in three decades with an investment of more than Bt1 billion, aimed at adding vibrancy and a new lifestyle to Silom neighbourhood, according to Thaniya Group, a leadng real estate developer in Thailand.

The makeover project will cover the refurbishment of its exterior and interior design as well as the transformation of Thaniya Road.

The new-look Thaniya Plaza will be introduced under the concept "The Future of Thaniya," aiming to add vibrancy to its neighbourhood, reinforce its position as a landmark of Silom Road, and showcase its complete Golf Centre.

Meanwhile, more magnetic and lifestyle shops, as well as green area, will be added, catering to the lifestyle of a new generation and tourists.

The first phase of the renovation will start in April, to be completed early next year. During renovation, businesses at the venue will not be disrupted. 

Tasnawat Sombuntham, Managing Director of Thaniya Group, said: “Built on a vacant land in Silom district, the long-standing Thaniya Plaza has been operating for 30 years. The complex of two adjacent buildings, consisting of an office building and a plaza building, is connected to the BTS Sala Daeng Station and MRT Silom Station".

"Thaniya Group is one of the first land developers to introduce the concept of mixed-use development by adding a four-floor retail podium at the front building (Thaniya BTS Wing) and the main building (Thaniya Plaza). At the retail area, more than 80 per cent of the tenants operate golf shops, making Thaniya Plaza the largest golf centre in Thailand and Southeast Asia".

Others include Japanese restaurants and lifestyle shops, such as a camera store selling film cameras, a rarity these days, he said.

With great success over the past three decades, Thaniya Plaza has been well-known among business communities as well as Thai and foreign tourists. The complex is recognised as one of the landmarks in the Silom area.

Thaniya Plaza's renovation plan is aimed at reinforcing its position and responding to the new lifestyle of consumers.

Furthermore, in line with the policies of the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) and the Collaborative Networks of Business Operators in Silom Area to develop Silom Road into a clean, beautiful, organised, safe, and modern street, the Thaniya Group is now ready to lead the change.

With an investment of over Bt 1 billion, the group will develop Thaniya Plaza's retail zone into a "Lifestyle Mall of the Future" to meet the needs of all customers. The renovation project will a harmonious look for the two adjacent buildings.

With the transformation, Thaniya Plaza will be introduced under the concept "The Future of Thaniya" showcasing a modern style that gives importance to the environment and energy-saving practices.

Thaniya Plaza's design concept, Modern and Green, is based on survey results showing that the public wants to see more green space in the Silom area.

There will be four storeys of retail space or a total of 12,000 sqm, of which 8,500 sqm is located inside Building A (Atrium) on Thaniya Street and 3,500 sqm inside the Building B (BTS) on Silom Road. Two connecting bridges between Building A and Building B will be located on the 3rd floor and 4th floor.

Furthermore, the landscape on the ground floor will be transformed to increase more green area and create a link between the two buildings.

In building A, the 1st and 2nd floors will serve as a golf centre, featuring a golf simulator and golf equipment from top brands.

The 3rd floor will house lifestyle shops showcasing lifestyle products and services, including beauty clinic, dental clinic, beauty stores, and many others.

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