The Mines, once known as The Mines Shopping Fair, is a major retail centre in the integrated modern township of Mines Wellness City. Located in Seri Kembangan, an outskirt town of Kuala Lumpur, the mall is known for a man-made canal runs through its complex.
The canal is part of the larger attraction of a lake cruise on the former tin mines called the North Lake and South Lake. It is reputedly the only mall in Malaysia with such canal facility that connects both sides of the lakes, as well as a means of transportation for guests of nearby hotels by the lakeside area.
The new mall owner, CapitaLand, has proposed for a major redevelopment of the building that includes an additional 23,226 square metres (250,000 square feet) of floor area on top of the existing 93,561 square metres (1,007,086 square feet). The expansion work has created a new and fresh look of the mall internally and externally, thus strengthens the brand image of the new mall owner.
One of the two main components of the proposal is the introduction of a new entrance block that features a skylit atrium. The retail route has also been repositioned with a wet playground created on the top floor, flanked by an array of F&B outlets. The new design has transformed the mall imbued with simplicity and openness via the use of high glass curtain wall and skylit atrium throughout the mall building.