After a legal dispute, this Tshwane township will finally get a R1.2 billion mall - here's what it will look like
- The R1.2 billion development of the Capital Mall in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, can finally go ahead.
- Legal wranglings have come to an end following a ruling by a City of Tshwane tribunal.
- The new mall will span 60,000 square metres, and employ 3,000 people.
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A new 60,000m2 mall, which could employ more than 3,000 people, will finally be built in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria.
The planned project by McCormick Property Development (MPD) has been given the go-ahead by the City of Tshwane's Municipality Appeals Tribunal, which rejected an appeal from competitor Safari Investments.
MPD's Capital Mall shopping complex will be in close proximity to a Safari Investments shopping complex.
"The appeal was overturned in April and we heard about it on Monday, which we are excited about," Jason McCormick, managing director of MPD, told Business Insider SA. He added that "they (Safari) cannot appeal any further, so we are now looking to launch the mall in 2021".
The new R1.2 billion mall, which will be located not far from Kalafong Hospital, will have direct access to the N4 highway and will serve Saulsville, Danville and Laudium.
"This will be the biggest employer in Pretoria West," McCormick says. The 60,000m2 mall could provide employment to over 3,000 people.
The Capital Mall development will anchor "Capital City", a R5 billion mixed development that will be part of the development nodes which includes a 150 bed private hospital, retail centre, car dealerships, affordable housing, student housing, schooling and other community facilities.
Upon completion, the mall will be MPDs biggest development on their portfolio.
MPD is currently developing the Alex Mall in Alexandra and two malls in Tembisa on Johannesburg's East Rand.
In total, McCormick wants to develop 33 shopping centres consecutively. Marapyane Mall in Rust de Winter is set to launch in June and another mall in Mabopane in October of this year.
The company is also converting the Dobsonville and Mamelodi Putco bus depot properties to shopping centres, which should open their doors next year.
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