Umeda 1-chome district
The Umeda 1-chome district begins with Midosuji and is home to a collection of railway stations that form west Japan’s largest terminal. Accompanying the reconstruction of the Hanshin Department Store and Shin-Hankyu building, the city has been improving the area’s public facilities and infrastructure in order to create a prosperous space for all citizens.
The new buildings scheduled to open when reconstruction of the Hanshin Department Store and Shin-Hankyu Building is completed in 2022 is a multi-use complex consisting of 3 floors underground and 38 above and will be equipped with zones for department stores, offices, and conference zones as well as a temporary space to accommodate those unable to return home during times of disaster.
The office zone (floors 11 to 38) will be equipped with the latest facilities and offer west Japan’s largest office area* per floor at 3,500㎡. The conference zoon with two halls, the large and the small, is located in the 11th hall. By using this conference zone as a place to transmit business information, cultivate internationally-minded talent, and promote exchanges between a diverse range of individuals, the city hopes to strengthen international competitiveness and increase the vitality of business ventures in the Umeda district. The first phase building with 85m in height,13flooors above and 3 floors below ground was completed in April 2018. The Umeda main store of the Hanshin Department Store was also relocated in the same year. The second building will be completed in the autumn 2021.
(*for office buildings completed since 2000)