Liberty Mall’s expansion plans

2017-04-12 06:02
An artist's impression of the upgraded Liberty Midlands Mall.PHOTO:supplied

An artist's impression of the upgraded Liberty Midlands Mall.PHOTO:supplied

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YOUR “shopping world in one” is entrenching its position as a world-class retail hub.

The co-owners of Liberty Midlands Mall in Pietermaritzburg (Liberty Two Degrees and Liberty Group Limited), announced plans to increase their investment in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands with a highly anticipated expansion of Liberty Midlands Mall.

“The new phase is attracting exciting new brands and speciality stores that are currently not available in the market, as well as providing some of our existing retailers the ability to expand. We consider Pietermaritzburg a stable economic environment with good growth prospects,” said Alex Phakathi, Chief Operating Officer, Liberty Two Degrees.

Amelia Beattie, Chief Executive Officer, Liberty Two Degrees emphasised that this investment falls within the Liberty Two Degrees strategy of investing in retail environments in response to customer needs and wants.

The expansion will strengthen Liberty Midlands Mall’s position in the Pietermaritzburg and KwaZulu-Natal Midlands by providing additional retail offerings, further increasing the mall’s appeal to locals and visitors alike. Liberty Midlands Mall currently boasts a gross lettable area of 56 000m2.

On completion of Phase 3, the size of the centre will increase to an impressive 78 000m2, answering to the demand for space in this esteemed mall.

Liberty Midlands Mall opened its doors in 2003 as the area’s largest shopping mall and swiftly became the preferred retail destination in the KwaZulu Natal Midlands.

Being a celebrated as a multi-use property, the mall has experienced high demand for space from both local and international retailers.

Construction on Midlands Mall Phase 3 began in November 2016 and the development is anticipated to be completed by early 2018. Some of the tenants secured for the extension include Planet Fitness, Checkers and Coricraft. Watch this space. - Supplied.

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