Helmke Sartorius von Bach | Jul 1, 2020 | 0
Maerua Mall begins interior facelift
Maerua Mall will undergo a complete facelift bringing both its look and its offerings up to date. Carel Fourie, newly appointed CEO of Oryx Properties describes it as “more than a shopping experience: It offers everything from convenient shopping to a fun, family dining experience”.
According to centre manager, Thea Thornley, new and existing tenants are joining the mall with the first John Dory’s in Namibia set to open its doors in close proximity to such stallwart retail brands as Queenspark, Cappellos and Checkers Liquor.
The phased upgrade will offer everything under one roof, from entertainment and dining to leisure and shopping. Public areas and walkways will be upgraded in keeping with the new, contemporary look while a timber-slatted ceiling suspended with liquid-crystal light hoops will be installed.
“The food court will be redesigned over two levels, making space for great new restaurants. An outside eating area will be close to the family entertainment centre. We are excited to be introducing a trampoline park, glow-in-the-dark putt-putt course, a bowling alley, a climbing wall and much more,” said Thornley.
He added that the mall’s four entrances and ample parking, including dedicated parking for the disabled and elderly, as well as moms and tots make access a breeze.
“The mall is named after the trees that surround it. Ringwoods (Maerua schinzii) are a protected species in Namibia. “The tree is symbolic of sustainability and vitality, and this resonates with our ethos,” said Fourie.
According to Fourie, the mall’s commitment to sustainability is evident in its N$17 million 1MWp rooftop solar power plant which generates about 20% of the centre’s electricity. The 1 407MWh generated by the plant during the 2016 financial year reduced the mall’s CO2 emissions by 1 128 tons.