New Table Bay Mall 101: Timelapse, opening dates and things to look forward to

2017-09-06 12:01
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Cape Town - Table Bay is welcoming a new regional retail development located in the hub of Big Bay, Bloubergstrand and West Beach, come 28 September. 

Situated on the corner of the R27, West Coast Road, and Berkshire Boulevard with over 65 000 m² of retail space, the Table Bay Mall began its construction towards the end of 2015.

It is said to be one of the last large regional malls to open in Cape Town due to space constraints for some time - with more than 65 000 m² of retail space and the option to expand to 90 000 m², according to Lead2Business.

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It does pale a bit in comparison to Century City's Canal Walk at 141 000m2, Or Gauteng's Menlyn Park Shopping Centre in Pretoria at 177 000 m², which has over taken the Atterbury Property Group's 131 000 m² Mall of Africa - as the largest mall in SA. 

Table Bay Mall will boast more than 150 shops and restaurants, including a retail mix of local and international anchor brand tenants such as Woolworths, H&M, Pick n Pay and Checkers and many other flagship stores, the mall will offer 1 300 outside and 2 000 undercover parking bays easily accessible to the retail level via three main lobbies.

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The sophisticated maritime design of the mall, according to designers Vivid Architect, 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.

Added to this, fitness enthusiasts will be able to work out or swim whilst enjoying the amazing views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head from the new Virgin Active Gym next to the Mall. 

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Director at Vivid Architects, Imraan Ho-Yee says 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," he says. 

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”, says Janine Coleske, Centre Manager at Table Bay Mall.

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With this said, employment of close to 5 000 people has been created over this period and also expected to create approximately 8 000 new jobs in the area, which includes tenant and service provider positions.

See a timelapse video of the construction posted to Facebook: 

This nature reserve consists of several smaller constituent reserves including central feature,Rietvlei Wetland Reserve, Diep River Fynbos Corridor, Zoarvlei Wetlands, Milnerton Racecourse Nature Reserve, and Milnerton Lagoon, as well as surrounding protected areas.

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The Table Bay Nature Reserve forms the southernmost buffer area of the Cape West Coast Biosphere Reserve, and links it to the edge of Cape Town's city centre. It also contains a large portion of the critically endangered lowland habitats remaining in Cape Town.

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