Decathlon is a French sporting goods retailer with close to 70 stores in India. This is their sixth and the largest store in Tamil Nadu with a retail area of about 32,000 Sq. ft and a covered play area of 5,000 Sq. ft. This is a two-storey structure wherein the ground floor is predominantly on RCC stilts and first floor is fully a pre-engineered steel structure. The stilt floor is mostly used for parking over 200 cars and it also houses the services and administrative spaces. The first floor has an oversized 230′ x 130′ column free double-height retail hall and an ancillary play area of 5,000 sq.ft, all built using steel. This is a fully air conditioned store with majority of their energy needs fulfilled using solar power.