Multi-national company opens SA headquarters at KZN development

By Dhivana Rajgopaul Time of article published Oct 5, 2018

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DURBAN - Multiply Group, a global investment company, has announced that the Umhlanga Arch’s office will be their new South African headquarters. 

This 1500m2 space showcases the best of KwaZulu-Natal views, particularly the 180° sea views highlighted by floor to ceiling glass windows. 

“We are excited to announce Multiply Group is moving their head office to Umhlanga Arch. We always knew that this move was going to happen when the Umhlanga Arch launched, as it is undeniably a unique concept for Durban.  explains Craig Coombe, Chief Executive Officer at Multiply Group.

The Multiply Group said that their stakeholders will also benefit from this move because their staff will have sufficient parking and have access to the facilities at the Umhlanga Arch.  

Their clients whether from South Africa or abroad will be able to visit their offices without the worry of traffic because King Shaka International Airport is 15 minutes away from the Umhlanga Arch. 

The Umhlanga Arch will also be the home of the first Hilton Garden Inn for South Africa and SMG Umhlanga.

The Umhlanga Arch is a R1,3 billion development. 

European high-street

Recently the Umhlanga Arch development team, along with the Rembrothers Group, announced the official plans for KZN’s first European-inspired high street. 

"This is a first for KZN, and although it stemmed from an international concept, the Umhlanga Arch high street will fully support locally-based businesses," said Renzo Scribante he founder of the Rembrothers Group.

The Umhlanga Arch is moving away from mass-produced products and instead is celebrating authentic local products.  
According to Scribante, every element of the high street will be unique to the area as well as be on-trend and of a superior quality. 

Mark Gold, a bespoke South African jewellery brand has been confirmed as one of the first operators. 

The collaboration between Umhlanga Arch and Rembrothers was announced towards the end of 2017. This collaboration aims to create a retail experience that brings the best of global trends. 

Scribante said "We want residents, businesses and locals to feel transported to another place. This is definitely nothing like the typical malls and office blocks we have come to know and are used to".

The development is almost 40% complete and has created over 600 jobs in the last few months, with the expectation to create around 400 more jobs in the near future. Construction on the development is expected to be completed by 2020. 

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