Jun 08, 2007
New Grabouw mall promises to cater for needs of locals and touristsBack
Cape Town|The|Property Development|Realcor Cape|South Africa|700-m2 Marsh Rose Mall|Marsh Rose Mall|N2 Highway|Rose Marsh Mall|Property Development|RetailnTenants
© Reuse this
Local property development company Realcor Cape is developing the 6 700-m2 Marsh Rose mall next to the N2 highway at the gateway to Grabouw.
Realcor Cape’s Danie Kotze tells Engineering News that it is expected that the anchor tenant of the project, a 2 200-m2 Super Spar, will open its doors in November.
The 30 other shops in the mall will include a mix of retail tenants.
“Marsh Rose mall will have every- thing that the locals and tourists could want – from Sunlight to sosaties,” Kotze says.
Grabouw is about an hour’s drive from Cape Town on the N2, and the Rose Marsh mall is adjacent to the highway and on the way to the popular holiday destination of Hermanus and other seaside towns in the southern Cape.
More than 16 000 cars pass by the town every day.
The new development has created employment for about 500
construction workers and retail employees.
“The town and surrounds will certainly benefit from the project, which is the first mall-type retail project in the area,” he adds.
Besides creating employment, the mall will also provide locals with easy access to shopping facilities.
Rose Marsh mall is considering offering free shuttle bus services for those members of the community who do not live within walking distance of the shopping centre.
Kotze says that, if implemented, it is believed that the shuttle services would be the first of its kind in a retail mall development in South Africa.
Realcor Cape is confident that the mall will attract consistent local and tourist trade.
Grabouw is part of the scenic Elgin valley, which is famous for the production of fruit and wine.
The valley is also home to the pristine fynbos of the Kogelberg biosphere, which is part of the World Heritage Site Cape Floral Kingdom.
Edited by: Martin Zhuwakinyu© Reuse this Comment Guidelines
Other News This Week News
Recent Research Reports
Defence 2013: A review of South Africa's defence industry (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s 2013 Defence Report examines South Africa’s defence industry, with particular focus on the key players in the sector, the innovations that have come out of the defence sector, local and export demand, South Africa’s controversial...
Road and Rail 2013: A review of South Africa's road and rail infrastructure (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Road and Rail 2013 Report examines South Africa’s road and rail transport system, with particular focus on the size and state of the country’s road and rail network, the funding and maintenance of these respective networks, and the push to move...
Liquid Fuels 2013 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s 2013 Liquid Fuels report examines South Africa’s liquid fuels market, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing,...
Projects in Progress - Second Edition (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s second Projects in Progress supplement considers some of the major project developments under way, including high-profile energy and transport projects, as well as a few of the lower-profile public and private developments. What remains apparent is...
Water 2013: A review of South Africa’s water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2013 report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context, but also in the African and global context, and examines the issues of water and sanitation, water quality and the demand for water, among others.
Canadian Mining Roundup for June 2013 (PDF Report)
The June 2013 roundup includes details of the development of TSX-V-listed Aldridge Minerals’ flagship Yenipazar polymetallic project, in Turkey; the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission’s renewal of Cameco’s uranium mining licence pertaining to the Cigar Lake...
This Week's Magazine
Johannesburg-based locomotive solutions provider DCD Rolling Stock officially launched Phase 1 of its R240-million recapitalisation programme at its Boksburg manufacturing facility, last month.
Sales of electric cars should pick up once more such vehicles become available on the South African market, says Nissan South Africa (SA) chief marketing manager Ross Garvie. The local arm of the Japanese car company launched the country’s first fully electric...
Denel Land Systems’ (DLS) Mechem division is successfully marketing the latest version of its highly regarded Casspir mine-protected vehicle, the Casspir NG2000 series wide body ambulance. As its description says, this has a notably wider body than standard...
The infrastructure boom in Africa has seen investment in 322 megaprojects reach $222.7-billion, says professional services firm Deloitte in its ‘African Construction Trends’ report. Deloitte Southern Africa infrastructure and capital projects leader André Pottas...
ASME, the international engineering profession’s cooperative, educational and training, research, outreach and codes and standards development organisation (originally the American Society for Mechanical Engineers, founded in 1880), is seeking to improve the...