13 February, 2006
F$30 million Tappoo City for the capital
Taken from an article in the Fiji Times. Construction of the new Tappoo City, a six-storey building estimated to cost around F$30 million is to begin soon in Suva. Described as iconic and providing a point of difference, the artist's impression of the new Tappoo City was unveiled by Penina Limited, a joint venture between Tappoo Holdings and FNPF Investments Limited last Friday. The unique takia sail-design retailing and entertainment complex, meters away from the Suva foreshore, will stand out from other tall structures just by being different. Tappoo City will have four floors of retail and cinema/foodcourt. The four floors will be accessed through an atrium and by inter-floor escalators and lifts. In a design first, the whole complex will open to a garden promenade that would connect the building to the sea frontage by turning Nabukalou Creek into a canal. The inter-floor escalators will overlook the new canal. A separate lobby and two dedicated lifts will cater for the Class-A offices on the fifth and sixth levels and for the cinema floor after hours. Note from GV : The Tappoos Group runs a chain of duty free shops and is located in most of the major town/city centres and the larger hotels. It is also one of the duty free shops that you will buy from when you enter or leave our airports at Nadi and Nausori.