Building contractors are on site at Paledi Mall in the Limpopo town of Mankweng, as construction commences on the 7,000m² expansion.
The new expansion will take the centres total size to 32,000m², further entrenching the mall’s position as a regional shopping centre for the community.
Paledi Mall’s Pretoria-based owners, Twin City Development are investing more than R130m into the expansion, and have enlisted the help of development specialists, Retail Network Services (RNS) to advise on the project.
Ryno de Leeuw, Chief Operations Officer of Twin City Development, said: “This is an exciting development project and investment for Twin City, coming just over four years after we expanded the mall to around 25,000m². The mall has established itself as a focal point for the community. Through this expansion we want the centre to retain its dominance in the market, by increasing its retail offering and convenience, while also bolstering its position as a social hub with more restaurant, leisure and
The current expansion will see its retail mix and service offering increase by over 30 new stores, restaurants and service outlets, taking its total complement to more than 80 outlets.
Well-known butchery chain Roots will become one of the major new tenants, and the mall will also host a standalone McDonalds.
Gavin Tagg, Chief Executive Officer of RNS, believes that Paledi Mall: “Is a great retail asset with great
potential and has evolved and expanded over the years to cater for a growing community and diverse needs.
This latest expansion will see the centre increasing its offering with a greater tenant mix, more food outlets
and leisure elements.”
Tenants already present at the centre include the likes of Shoprite, SuperSpar, Nando’s and Woolworths.