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R195 million Kinako Mall set to open in PE next year
Published: August 14, 2012


Artist’s impression of Port Elizabeth’s new Kinako Mall, to be developed by the Shoprite Group and African Dune Investment.

Port Elizabeth’s iBhayi area will become a major urban retail hub with the development of the R195 million Kinako Mall at the intersection of the R75 Uitenhage and Spondo roads.

The development of the mall, which opens in April next year, is seen as long overdue to serve a prospective catchment area of 340 000 customers with a total estimated retail potential of R1.22 billion.

The 20 000m2 mall is a 50/50 joint venture development between the Shoprite Group and African Dune Investment. Anchored by a 4 000m2 Shoprite store, the mall has also attracted major retailers that include Clicks, Truworths, Jet, Edgars Active, Ackermans, Pep, Mr Price, Identity, Legit, OK Furniture, Morkels, Capitec, Cashbuild, Home Express, Torga, Franco Ceccato, Rage, Roland’s, Hungry Lion, and Chingo. There will be 995 parking bays and a taxi area to accommodate 37 vehicles.

The developers say Kinako Mall has the potential to expand up to 30 000m2 and a total of 82 shops.

The mall is strategically located to serve the areas of Bethelsdorp, Algoa Park, Kwazekele, Soweto-on-Sea, Zwide, Kwadwesi, Kwamagxaki, Masibulele, New Brighton, Kwaford and Struandale. The site is highly visible from the surrounding highways and arterial roads and is close to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Missionvale Campus, the Eastern Cape Training Centre and the Dora Nginza Hospital.

A Shoprite Group spokesperson says the retailer is committed to bringing shopping closer to the community and is gratified that most of South Africa’s leading retailers had joined in providing a wide selection of food and fashion retail to a community that has been neglected for years.

Gerhardt Jooste, of Prosperito, the 100 percent shareholder in African Dune, says the mall will have all the important elements – a great location, excellent exposure, with 27 000 vehicles passing the site daily and 340 000 people living in the catchment area.

Architect Garth Hamilton of Stauch Vorster says the architecture is an example of successful design that responds to the specific of site and functionality.

“The layout has an exterior strip mall on an external walkway, leading into a covered internal mall. The materials used will be combined to enhance the design and are functional, robust and beautiful. The natural clay and polished concrete will create an unencumbered backdrop for the display of the tenants’ merchandise.

“The shops along both the front and covered mall are accessed by generous walkways, which are naturally lit and simply articulated. Signage is displayed on the prominent external features, which are themselves the key architectural elements that signal the address of the centre,” says Hamilton.

The contractor is WBHO and the professional team comprises: Stauch Vorster Architects, MLC Quantity Surveyors, Ekcon Engineers, Solution Station and MDSA Project Managers. Leasing is by Retail Shop Space (RSS).

Call Gerhardt Jooste on 084 601 0001 and 086 1000 202, or Francois Coetzer on 082 578 2445.

Source: SA Property News
 

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Man PE is really popping with malls, they already have like 4 substantial malls, a super regional mall in the making, a mall coming up in Uitenhage, and finally this mall. Residents of PE won't be able to catch their breath with all the shopping they will do doing. :laugh:


I like mall developments but I think PE is well past it's limit with malls.
 

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Eish Baba... You must put Chicken Licken, not McDonalds wena!
 
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