Johannesburg. Picture: Supplied
Johannesburg. Picture: Supplied

Fourways mall to become a super regional mall

By Staff Reporter Time of article published Oct 10, 2017

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- One of the most popular shopping hubs in the Northern suburbs of Johannesburg, Fourways

mall is on target to complete its development and expansion project by

mid-2018.

The mammoth three-year

project will see the current mall transform into a 170 000 m2 super

regional mall and one of the largest in South Africa. 

The ambitious

expansion plans will see the surrounding centres such as Fourways View and the

existing Game building, being connected to Fourways Mall to create one space

under roof that will become the mega mall.

The existing

structures will be refurbished and upgraded, and an estimated R280 million is

set to be invested in the expansion and upgrading the adjacent road

infrastructure. The extensive project is the first of its kind for the area.

Andrew Costa, COO

of Accelerate Property Fund said that “These days there is a greater demand

from consumers for convenient and easily accessible shopping, entertainment and

lifestyle locations. We plan to provide Fourways residents with a world-class

mega mall to ensure that everything they need is on offer close by.”

Costa said that with

phase one already complete, shoppers can now see the newly renovated Lower

Level, previously known as the “Lake

Level” that now boasts the

Food Court

and the Centre’s current main entertainment hub for the whole family. The fantastic

Bounce Fitness Trampoline concept has a new home at Fourways Mall with a state

of the art trampoline arena featured in a 4500 sq/m store.

The expanded Food Court has

introduced many exciting new tenants to tantalise the shoppers’ taste buds and offer

them a variety of fast food outlets and several sit down restaurants.

“The Developers

are hugely excited to be the first centre on the continent to have a KidZania

which is coming to Fourways Mall as part of the expansion project. KidZania is

an indoor city, run by kids! Kids can independently choose from more than 60

real-life entertaining activities in one safe and secure space. It is fueled by

a child's natural desire to create, explore and collaborate, KidZania is equal

parts entertainment and education,” said Costa.

Costa said that shoppers

would have easier access into the mall with the nearly completed new eight

level parkade being made available to customers from late 2017.

“Fourways Mall

has been a central part of the area for the past 20 years and is now moving

into a new era to better cater for the Fourways community. It’s the perfect

location for South Africa’s newest mega mall to rival any other in the province,”

said Costa.

The extensive

expansion and refurbishment plan is expected to be completed in mid-2018 and

will complement plans to position Fourways as a new CBD.

-BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE

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