Largest regional mall due to open in Cape Town
Table Bay Mall, a new regional retail development on the northern reaches of Sunningdale in Cape Town, is nearing completion and due to open in September.
According to a statement, the mall situated on the corner of the R27, West Coast Road, and Berkshire Boulevard will be the largest regional mall in the hub of the Big Bay, Bloubergstrand and West Beach areas with over 65,000m2 of retail space.
It is said that Table Bay Mall will be home to more than 150 shops and restaurants, many of which are flagship stores.
The layout set on one level leads to easy shopping navigation as well as exceptional access and visibility, with a retail mix of local and international anchor brand tenants such as Woolworths, H&M, Pick n Pay and Checkers.
The Mall offers 1,300 outside and 2,000 undercover parking bays easily accessible to the retail level via three main lobbies. The sophisticated maritime design of the mall has been inspired by the curved, flowing lines of the world’s most elegant power yachts, with its design elements bringing a sense of space, natural light and movement into the building.
Construction began towards the end of 2015 and has progressed well, with employment for close to 5,000 people being created over this period and also expected to create approximately 8 000 new jobs in the area, which includes tenant and service provider positions.
According to Imraan Ho-Yee, Director at Vivid Architects, the Mall’s design also has a tremendous pedestrian edge.
“The building’s long facade that faces onto the forecourt parking area is an active facade operating as a busy high street, tenanted by lively interesting shop fronts and feature restaurants”.
Innovative green-building technologies have been incorporated into the design, with water- and power-saving initiatives playing a major part in the long-term sustainability of the site.
“With the current drought and future water issues facing the Western Cape, we have been extremely conscious of water and energy consumption during construction and we have implemented a number of measures to ensure that Table Bay Mall will remain sustainable going forward”, said Janine Coleske, Centre Manager at Table Bay Mall.