Following the success of the Mahwelereng Shopping Centre, we are now working on two new rural mall projects in the province.
The developments are set to benefit rural communities in Limpopo by not only bringing quality shopping to their doorsteps, but creating jobs and helping to retain valuable spend in rural areas, including revamping and expanding Steilloop Shopping Centre as well as the development of the new ZAR150 million Tibani Shopping Centre.
The development of the 13 000sqm Mahwelereng Shopping Centre was a great success.
The expansion of Steilloop Shopping Centre is driven not only by the performance of the centre, but demand in the town and from retailers. As part of the revamp, Shoprite’s USave store is being converted into a 3,500sqm full service Shoprite supermarket. The fashion component includes Pep and Ackermans, while other secured tenants include FNB, Fish & Chip Co, Zebro’s, Russells, Price & Pride Furniture, Furn 4 U, Post Office and Rebone Pharmacy.
Steilloop’s extension will see the mall’s store offering more than double, from 15 to 38 stores and service outlets. The first phase of the expansion will open in November, with the project being fully complete in 2016.
The new 14,000sqm Tibani Shopping Centre is on the R564 regional road, about 60km from Limpopo’s capital Polokwane. It will be in a prime position next to a taxi rank, offering easier access to local rural communities.
Tibani Shopping Centre is set to be anchored by Shoprite and Cashbuild. The Shoprite store will take up about 3 500sqm of retail space. We are finalising the rest of the tenant mix, which will offer both convenience shopping and a selection of fast food choices to locals. The centre is set to have about 40 stores to service a market of some 34000 households.
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