Atterbury develops largest commercial property
Atterbury, a South African property investment and development company will develop Namibia’s largest single commercial property, the 54,000sqm Mall of Namibia- The Grove in Windhoek, with Demashuwa Properties and Safland Property Group.
“The three-levels of appeal shopping, restaurants and entertainment at The Grove will open in September 2014, launching Namibia’s dominant retail mall,” said Atterbury Property Developments Managing Director, James Ehlers.
The N$1.3 billion Mall of Namibia, The Grove will be in Klein Kuppe. This mixed-use estate will include a hotel, offices, apartments, medical centre and health and fitness centre. Already, Mall of Namibia – The Grove’s neighbours include Food Lover’s Market and Metro, creating an exciting retail precinct in Namibia’s capital city, with superb access for local residents, visitors and tourists alike.
The Mall has already secured Game, Shoprite, Woolworths, Edgars and Spar stores as anchor tenants. Other tenants already signed include Truworths, Dis-Chem, Jet, Tekkie Town, Pep, Ackermans, Jay Jay’s, Legit, Sportsmans Warehouse, Rhapsody’s, Vida E, Clicks, Spar, Cappuccino’s and Wimpy.
“Several retail brands have also chosen to make their Namibian début at the Mall. There is also keen interest from local Namibian retailers. Besides being a valuable retail asset for Namibia and a major tourist attraction, The Grove will boost the local economy with valuable employment generation.” said Cobus van Heerden, Retail Director at Atterbury Property Developments.
The Grove will include Namibia’s most cutting-edge cinema experience as well as a great variety of contemporary restaurants offering open-air dining under the African Sky, with spectacular views of Windhoek.
During its construction, Mall of Namibia – The Grove will create direct employment opportunities for 700 people. Once open, retailers and centre operations will create between 1,200 and 1,500 permanent employment opportunities.
The superlative design of this world-class mall is a product of collaboration between South African Boogertman Architects and Namibian Howard and Chamberlain.