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Expanding retail footprint in KZN

Online since 5.03.2017 • Filed under Professions - Developers • From Issue 20 page(s) 52
Expanding retail footprint in KZN

Ballito Junction Regional Mall is a major expansion of an existing 10 000m2 shopping centre to a massive 80 000m2 of contemporary retail space with over 200 shops, restaurants and services. The mall is north of the King Shaka International Airport.

Owned and developed by the consortium of Menlyn Maine Investment Holdings and Flanagan & Gerard Property Development & Investment, Ballito Junction Regional Mall is an extraordinarily intricate development in many ways, and especially because of the layout of the land it is being built on. ‘It takes a unique vision to transform the complexity of this project into an opportunity that both harnesses and enhances its surroundings to create an unmatched platform for an exceptional shopping and leisure experience,” says Carl Jankowitz, director at Menlyn Maine.

Eatery is the most distinct example of the mall’s unrivalled vision

The Ballito Junction Urban Eatery is perhaps the most distinct example of the mall’s unrivalled vision.

 Going beyond the neon-lit and brashly-coloured food courts found in malls worldwide, Ballito Junction Urban Eatery opens a whole new world of sensory experiences in a refreshingly different setting. Its innovative design by award-winning MDS Architecture, creates an extraordinary sense of openness, with fresh, airy spaces dappled in natural light from above and around. The magnificent area features exposed raw wood in elements, such as roof trusses. From its magnificent 6m-high feature window, Ballito Junction’s Urban Eatery looks out to the north over the undeveloped green parklands of Simbithi Eco-Estate and beyond that, on a clear day, to the beautiful Indian Ocean.

‘Over and above its uniquely refreshing setting, Ballito Junction Urban Eatery will offer a compelling garray of extraordinary experiences. It is packed full of new names, unique attractions, retail firsts for its region and flagship offerings,’ reports Pat Flanagan, co-chairman of Flanagan & Gerard. The restaurant node within the Urban Eatery expresses the ethos of openness beautifully. Its full-frontage window view has very few line-of-sight barriers to contend with, with no shopfronts, very few walls and each shop’s security and doors mostly invisible to patrons.

Host of other establishments

The Urban Eatery is one of numerous outstanding line-ups for dining. Added to this is healthy food from Tree Natural Concepts and a one-of-a-kind Exclusive Books coffee shop inside its flagship store, as well as a Woolies Café. The café is part of the 6 500m2 Woolworths store which spans two levels. It offers front-row seats to the most spectacular views from a sweeping 12m-tall exterior glass window.

The Ballito Junction offers entertainment for the entire family too. ‘In the same way that Ballito Junction Urban Eatery takes the mall food court to breath-taking new heights, Ballito Junction takes movies far beyond the average cinema experience into mind-blowing realms,’ notes Jankowitz. Ballito Junction will open officially in March 2017, managed by The Broll Property group.

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Issue 20

Issue 20

March 2017

This article was featured on page 52 of
To Build Magazine Issue 20.

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