Woodfield mall in Scotland is one of the world top 10 tallest shopping malls.
Its the tallest mall in the world, according to Guinness World Records, with a height of 1,988 metres.
But its also home to the world record holder for tallest mall, which is a bit of a myth, as Woodfield is actually in a small valley, on the edge of the city of Edinburgh.
“It’s not really the world tallest mall,” explains the mall’s director of marketing, James Smith.
“We’re the world largest mall and its about 300 metres high, and it’s the most popular shopping centre in the UK, but its not actually the world biggest mall.
The real world record for the tallest shopping centre is the height of the Eiffel Tower, which sits at 1,846 metres, with the tallest building in Europe at 1.5 kilometres tall.
Mall owners Woodfield and the Ettrick family are among the wealthiest people in the country, with Forbes magazine reporting that Woodfield owns a stake in the company, which runs the shopping mall.
But it isn’t just about the size of the mall.
Woodfield also has the world famous Edinburgh outlet mall.
It has a retail section that spans five floors, and is one part of the multi-million dollar shopping centre.
It also has its own airport terminal, as well as the largest indoor waterpark in Europe.”
There are three of us who live in Edinburgh and we love this place,” says Smith.
So much so, that in 2012, he set up a charity, to help the local community by offering free rides on the Edinburgh Express, in exchange for donations.
At the end of the year, the charity’s biggest fundraiser was a £3,000 donation from the Woodfield family.
We are really fortunate to have a good, caring and caring company like Woodfield who are just really keen to do good,” says Craig Taylor, one of Woodfield’s directors.
When Woodfield first opened in 1981, there were only around 200 people in its workforce.
Now, there are around 1,000 people in Woodfield, and around a quarter of them are contractors, with contractors in the centre of the shopping centre providing the bulk of its work.
As well as being the world leader in shopping malls, the mall has been named one of The New York Times’ best shopping experiences, and its one of only two malls in the US to win awards from the Guinness Book of World Records.
“It has such a unique appeal to the locals,” says Taylor.
But Woodfield isn’t the only company to be honoured by the Guinness World Record for tallest shopping complex in the World. “
The main thing is the shopping, and Woodfield has so many great things going on there, such as the huge shopping area, and you can go shopping on the top floor, which makes it really convenient to get to and from the mall.”
But Woodfield isn’t the only company to be honoured by the Guinness World Record for tallest shopping complex in the World.
In 2007, the company was awarded the title of tallest shopping plaza in the entire world, by the Japanese government, when it was built in Tokyo.
And in 2010, it was named one on the World Register of Historic Places, by Guinness World News, for its unique design and unique architecture.