South African property developers McCormick Property Development (MPD) is developing a regional and first of its kind Mall of Zimbabwe in Harare. Construction of West Properties’ $100 million Mall of Zimbabwe in the plush Borrowdale suburb of Harare is expected to start anytime after May. With the completion of a tender process expected to start early next month, West Group CEO Ken Sharpe said adding the property division of the diversified group plans to move on the construction site of the multi-million-dollar property in the Borrowdale area next month to start work. West Properties will construct a 68 000sqm mall, office parks, cluster homes, a school and medical facilities.
The Mall of Zimbabwe will be the country’s first fully enclosed regional mall with some of South Africa’s national retailers and brands including Checkers, Pick n Pay, Woolworths, The Foschini Group, Edcon, Pepkor, Truworths, Famous Brands and the Spur Group lining up to trade at the new mall. MPD managing director Jason McCormick says MPD in a joint venture with Augur Investments, who were the original owners of the site where the mall is being built is the developer of the Mall of Zimbabwe and the mall will be owned by both entities.