Mon. Dec 16th, 2019

Watch: New Fourways mega-mall ready to open soon [video]

fourways mall mega-mall johannesburgShoppers in the Fourways area will be excited to know that the redevelopment of Fourways Mall is almost complete.

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The long-delayed opening of the hugely improved super-regional mall looks likely this winter after delays left Fourways residents anxious for confirmation of its progress. The work on Fourways Mall has been ongoing since 2016.

The planned completion date for the redevelopment project was mid-2018, but delays have pushed the opening out indefinitely. The developers have now confirmed that they expect to open the mall on 22 August 2019.

The largest mall in South Africa

The redevelopment is one of the largest of its kind in the country nearly doubling its original size and offering 178 000m² total gross leasable area. This increase in space will translate into over 450 stores.

The mall will hopefully generate as much as 2 million visitors each month; expanding the choice available to Fourways shoppers and hopefully reducing the need to travel.

This is not the end of the development work though. The Leroy Merlin flagship store will eventually join to the mall; increasing the floor space of the development by a further 18 000m².

The mall will provide parking for 8 000 vehicles around its 52 entrances. Accelerate Property Fund owns 50% of the new development. They see the new mall as a cornerstone of their plan to create a Fourways CBD.

Fourways Mall, redesigned

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The group envisages a sprawling hub with office, hospitality and retail offerings. The Group is also hopeful that the mall will eventually be home to a Fourways Gautrain station in the near future.

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The mall boasts a strong mix of anchor and boutique tenants. Checkers, Woolworths, Game, Pick ‘n Pay, Food Lovers Market, Cotton On, and H&M are listed amongst their tenants at launch.

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Introduction of new tenants

Chief Executive Michael Georgiou said in a press release that the launch of Fourways Mall is “a 10-year vision which is finally being realised”.

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Furthermore, Accelerate Property Fund COO Andrew Costa added:

“Our focus remains on tenant retention and introducing new tenants to our portfolio. Partnering with tenants and offering some incentives during these difficult economic conditions far outweighs the cost of replacing tenants.”

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In addition, the taxi rank at the new Fourways Mall has been upgraded with a food court and ATM. The new atrium will also take your breath away. Don’t believe us? See for yourself.

Watch: The impressive upgrades at Fourways Mall

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