The US $78m worth Springs Mall in Blue Crane Eco Park development in Springs, Gauteng, whose construction has started, is set to open before Easter 2017. The new mall project is expected to occupy 52 000sqm and serve as a land mark in the Ekurhuleni Metro springs regions located East of Gauteng.
Gerard Giuricich of Murinda Investments has said earthwork contractors were on the site to commence the earthworks soon. The mall, which will render 120 stalls.
Springs mall will serve consumers in the region with top shopping experience. It will also help in the creation of job opportunities something which will improve the economy of the region.
Its location is on the N17 highway and R51/wit road intersection. Part of the contract also involves realignment of the Jan Smuts road.
The mall project will be undertaken under a joint venture between Flanagan & Gerard Property Development, Blue Crane Eco Mall (Pty) Ltd and Murinda, which is in the Giuricich Brothers Group of Companies. The main contractor will be Giuricich Bros Construction.
In order to help in power supply to Springs mall, the developers are looking into installation of solar sources to serve as a supplement for the Municipals electricity supply and curb load shedding. It also incorporates other green building interventions such as use of natural lighting.
According to Flanagan, Springs mall has already attracted leading brands and retailers in South Africa given that it’s already 80 percent pre-let. Among brands to camp at the Spring mall include Woolworths, Edgars, the Foschini Group, Mr Price, HiFi Corporation, among others.
Blue Crane Eco Park development will also see construction of other commercial facilities in 10 ha of land around the Springs mall, which will serve as an anchor for the development. Gauteng is also host to other other developments, among them the largest real estate development in the area – Styen City – whose first phase construction has started.