Edendale mall: construction to start in July

2010-05-19 00:00

THE plans for the construction of the Edendale shopping centre are well advanced with construction expected to start sometime in July.

The shopping centre will be built at the site of Qokololo Stadium.

The mall, estimated to be more than 33 000 square metres, will be developed in a joint venture headed by McCormick Property and New Ground Investments.

Speaking to The Witness yesterday, area councillor Pat Jaca said the demolition of Qokololo Stadium is expected to resume soon after the World Cup, followed by a sod turning to mark the start of the construction.

Jaca said construction opposite the stadium, where fast-food outlets are going to be accommodated, is at an advanced stage.

The shopping centre to be built at Qokololo Stadium will have shops such as Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Jet, Legit, Mr Price, Truworths and Foschini.

Local traders will also be allowed to conduct their business there.

The Witness understands that lease agreements that have been drafted are in the process of being finalised with the tenants who will be accommodated at the centre.

The centre will also have a taxi rank and The Witness understands that this process is being undertaken in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport.

An informal traders’ market is also on the cards.

The completion of the centre and official opening are expected to be in July next year.

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