New shopping centre banks Tugela Ferry in modern shopping

Posted On Thursday, 06 December 2012 15:44 Published by eProp@News
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When you can’t buy goods and services in your own town to meet your daily needs, shopping can become a costly and complicated concern. But this will soon end for residents of KwaZulu-Natal rural town Tugela Ferry, with investment from Copper Zone Pty Ltd and the know-how of Retail Network Services.


"Today, over 184,000 residents of bustling Tugela Ferry cannot bank in their own town. They have to travel at least 45kms to Greytown for banking and other basic shopping services, or to other 'nearby' major towns of Dundee some 80kms away and Ladysmith 110kms away" says Gavin Tagg of Retail Network Services. "The cost of this travel hits consumers hard and eats into their valuable spending power."

"The isolated, yet vibrant, Tugela Ferry is ideally situated for formal retail," says Tagg. With the development of the 12,300sqm Tugela Ferry Mall, this retail-starved community will for the first time enjoy comprehensive retail in their own town from 34 stores under one roof, including a 3,000sqm Shoprite.

Tugela Ferry is a major town in the heart of the Masinga District of the Umzinyathi District Municipality. It's on the Tugela River's northern bank and is a seat of the Tribal Authority Government for the area. Tugela Ferry the focus of this growing area with public facilities including a hospital, police station, the Department of Home Affairs, schools, courts and municipal offices.

Bringing retail to the doorsteps of Tugela Ferry residents, the shopping centre will be on the R33 main route through town, with great visibility and accessibility. It will feature over 300 parking bays and integrated facilities for over 30 taxis, also making it accessible to shoppers from neighbouring areas.

And retailers agree it's about time they got closer to their customers in the Tugela Ferry area. Besides the large Shoprite and banks, proposed retailers for Tugela Ferry Mall will include comprehensive retail mix from convenience to fashion, food and furniture. All will be specially matched to the retail needs of the area.

"Tugela Ferry Mall will go beyond bringing comprehensive convenient everyday shopping to its market. It will add quality to lives and serve as a central social hub for the community," says Tagg.

Retail Network Services, which is leasing Tugela Ferry Mall, is full-service specialist retail leasing and development company. Retail Network Services has an excellence record of successes to its name. These include Pan Africa Shopping Centre in Alexandra, Edendale Mall in Pietermaritzburg, Tsakane Mall in Springs, Protea Glen Shopping Centre and Jabulani Mall in Soweto.

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