Okahandja shopping centre opens doors
The Okahandja Shopping Centre is coming together with several of the national tenants already open to the public. The store design of the retail stores is attractive and modern and an integral part of creating a cohesive shopping centre.
The Okahandja Shopping centre has been built to cater to the growing needs of the Okahandja town as well as immediate surroundings. This pioneering development is highly visible off the B1 and M187 road. “Okahandja Shopping Centre is well positioned and accessible to residents and passing through travellers. There has indeed been a significant increase in the traffic volume towards the shopping centre, which is a clear sign that people have embraced this exciting development and anticipated the shop openings,” noted Welda Mouton of Twafiika Consultants.
When asked what is still on the cards at the centre, the project team divulged at the exciting prospects “The Market – it is essentially a large ‘open market’ area specifically designed for the small and medium enterprises. “We encourage craft, home industry and innovative Namibian products for this area, providing the entrepreneur an opportunity to access the market. Potential tenants should be creative and individualistic,” Mouton noted.
Construction commenced during February 2013 and is now undergoing the final finishing touches. Tenants seeking leasing opportunities in this space are encouraged to develop a unique and innovative product offering to ensure they carve a niche for themselves and truly represent Namibian ingenuity and craft. Popular retail giants such as Edgars Active, Legit, Pep, Pep Home, Jet, Dunns, Waltons, Mr Price, Sheet Street and Ackermans are some of the stores that are already.fully operational.
“The development started with a vision to provide facilities consistent with business demand, for customers and tenants and for the broader community to have access to high end retailers and a variety in the service offering. Looking at the centre now, we are proud that we have contributed to servicing the retail needs of the Okahandja community, by creating a truly unique shopping experience in this beautiful small town,” said Mouton.
To date the investment totals N$ 180 million for the Okahandja Shopping Centre, one of the largest private investments in the garden town. The development is by Namib Housing (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of Germou Holdings (PTY) Ltd. Proudly Namibian owned, the development signifies the strong leadership and innovation of Namibian companies. With approximately 800 jobs created directly and indirectly thus far, there is great anticipation to see the final product standing tall by residents, tenants and the project team.
The official opening of the centre will take place during May 2014. Information regarding leasing opportunities can be addressed to okahandja[email protected] or visit the facebook page: Facebook/TwafiikaConsultants.