3 new shopping malls in the works for South Africa

 ·13 Oct 2023

Property developer Abland has three retail centres in the pipeline for Gauteng.

Although the South African construction and development sector has faced major headwinds in recent times, Abland still has several retail sector developments in the works.

BusinessTech previously looked at a few of these projects, including the 10,000 sqm Eyethu Shopping Centre in Soweto, the Groot Phesantekraal Shopping Centre in Durbanville, and the Mopane View Retail Mall in Soshanguve.

The Eyethu Shopping Centre is right around the corner for Abland, with an opening date of Saturday, 28 October.

However, Leopard’s Rest Shopping Centre in Alberton, Makhethani Crossing in Soshanguve and Lion Pride Shopping Centre in Fourways are also on the agenda for the developer.

Leopard’s Rest Shopping Centre, Alberton

  • Location: Cnr JG Strydom & Kliprivier Dr, Albertsdal, Alberton
  • Size: 8,500 sqm
  • Completion Date: October 2024

Leopards Rest Shopping Centre will be situated in Alberton in Gauteng’s East Rand.

The mall is expected to lease space to several well-known retailers, with South Africa’s largest retailer, Shoprite, having a presence. Its leasing plan has the following tenants listed:

  • Shoprite
  • Shoprite LiquorShop
  • PEP
  • PEP Home
  • Pick n Pay Clothing
  • Clicks
  • JAM
  • Galito’s
  • Debonaris
  • Sheet Street
  • Tekkie Town
  • FNB
  • Studio 8
  • Ackermans
  • Cashbuild

Makhethani Crossing, Soshanguve

  • Location: CNR Lucas Mangope Dr & R43, Soshanguve
  • Size: 4,400 sqm
  • Completion Date: June 2024

Despite already having plans to build the far larger 24,000 sqm Mopane View Retail Mall in Soshanguve( 30 Km North of Pretoria), Abland also plans to open a far smaller retail centre in the area next year.

Makhethani Crossing will be a convenience centre, with Shoprite again having a strong foothold as the anchor tenant

According to its brochure’s tenant plan, the following retailers will operate in the centre:

  • Shoprite
  • LiquorStop
  • PEP
  • Hungry Lion
  • Debonairs
  • Ackermans
  • Clicks
  • Tekkie Town
  • OBC

Lion Pride Shopping Centre, Fourways

  • Location: CNR Malibongwe Drive & R114, Nietgedacht
  • Size: 8,000 sqm

Abland is also developing the Lion Pride Shopping Centre in the fast-growing area of Fourways, Johannesburg North.

The centre will feature a Gin Bar & Food Court, which will be the centre’s main social space.

The Lion Pride has the following tenants listed in its tenant plan:

  • Checkers
  • Checkers LiquorShop
  • PEP
  • PEP Home
  • Clicks
  • Pick n Pay Clothing
  • Milady’s
  • Steers

Read: New 30,000 square metre shopping mall under construction in South Africa

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