The Grove Mall of Namibia
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A new retail shopping centre is to be developed in Windhoek and it is believed that this centre will influence existing and future retail patterns not only in its primary catchment area but also in the wider region.
The Frontier Property Trust has entered into a Joint Venture Agreement with ATTERBURY AND DEMUSHUWA PROPERTY DEVELOPERS to develop a 54 000m² retail Mall ( that started as 30 000m² ) in Kleine Kuppe, Windhoek. The centre forms part of the HILLTOP ESTATE that will be developed on the site adjacent to METRO and the extremely successful Foodlover’s market. Safland Property Services Namibia is an investor in The Frontier Property Trust and the fund manager of The Frontier Property Trust.
HILLTOP ESTATE is a mixed use development of 220 000m² that will incorporate THE GROVE shopping centre (54 000m²), Box users and Showrooms (15 000m²), a 150 bed Hospital (phase 1 up to 300 bed within 8 years), Medical Research Offices and doctor rooms, hotel (100 – 120 rooms), Offices (50 000m²) and upmarket residential units. The total retail in this area will amount to 80 000m², the biggest business node in Namibia.
The Signature development is to be opposite The Grove and will consist of upmarket Offices, Restaurants, a Boutique Hotel and Showrooms. Signature will be completed 2015.
A retail feasibility study has been undertaken by Fernridge who have already published their findings.
The position of the site was selected due to the massive growth in residential development towards the south of Windhoek. The initial objective was to develop a convenience shopping centre since this mushrooming area is currently completely under serviced. Further investigation however revealed that a great need existed within Windhoek and environs for a more convenient regional centre that will offer greater shopping diversity and more entertainment. This is illustrated very well with the new Foodlover’s Market that is trading next to Metro and doing phenomenal figures.
Developers: Frontier Property Trust, Demushua Property Developers, Attenbury Safland Property Services Namibia Pty Ltd.