Pretoria-based shopping centre developer and investor Twin City will add approximately 40 new stores to the existing 73 at the Elim Mall in Limpopo as part of its R120m extension project. The project is being undertaken in partnership with the Tlakula family in the area which has been a partner of Twin City since the mall opened in 2013.
Ryno de Leeuw, chief operating officer of Twin City, says the six-year-old mall's 20,000m² will be extended by another 10,000m² gross leasable area (GLA). "This is in line with our strategy to dominate a region from a retail perspective as well as addressing the warranted development potential indicated by the recent opening of the Elim Value Centre and McDonald's."
The new phase will offer new sit-down restaurants and water features, along with a focus on the commuter market. About 200 parking bays will also be added to the expansive exterior. Construction for the phase two development of Elim Mall is planned for early next year.