SM City Legazpi, the Bicol Region’s newest lifestyle destination opened on September 14. It is SM Prime’s 71st supermall, and the second in Bicolandia after SM City Naga.
Legazpi City, the capital of Albay, is the regional center and largest city in the Bicol Region in terms of population. It is the region’s center of tourism, education, health services, commerce and transportation. In 2018, Legazpi was ranked first in overall competitiveness by the National Competitive Council. The city also ranked first in infrastructure and second in economic dynamism.
Located in the southern foothills of scenic Mount Mayon, Legazpi is also known as the City of Fun and Adventure, and has a flourishing tourism industry. There are a number of tourism adventure activities within the city, including riding an ATV around Mt. Mayon, zip-lining, skydiving, scuba diving, and water sports.
Situated along Imelda Roces Avenue in Barangay Bitano, the 87,706 -square meter three- level mall serves shoppers in bustling Legazpi as well as the rest of Albay. The mall’s design includes a set of bold forms with a subtle, yet impactful curve along Terminal 2 Road that leads visitors to main entry points. Contrasting patterns of varying blues and greys create a distinctive approach along each façade, while a blue frame highlights one of its most unique features; an exterior balcony where visitors can capture a selfie with Mt. Mayon.
The interior of SM City Legazpi is organized around a simple, z-shaped plan that allows for clear views to shops at each level. The palette consists of crisp, clean finishes that incorporate a mixture of playful colors and lighting arrangements to enliven the space. In addition to the ample natural daylight that fills the main mall, visitors will be able to enjoy expansive views of Mt. Mayon through the SM Food Hall and the Prestige Lounge, which is accessible through The SM Store.
Homegrown businesses have also found their way to SM City Legazpi. These include Ilawod Café, Graceland, J. Emmanuel, P. Aldana, Viva Massage, Pixel 8, UST Legazpi Clinic, Legazpi Haircutters, and Sticks and Strings.
SM City Legazpi brings the magic of movies to residents with 6 digital cinemas. It also has amusement centers for kids, and wellness centers for looking good and feeling great. For customer convenience, it has 922 parking slots.
SM City Legazpi’s project team includes DSGN Associates, Design Architect; H1 Architecture and Design, AOR; Engr. Roger P. Pedregosa, Project Manager; Design Coordinates, Construction Manager; and KHMAYA, General Contractor.