Northmead Mall gets a refurbishment

Posted On Wednesday, 24 April 2013 15:19 Published by Commercial Property News
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One Property Holdings (OPH) in collaboration with Capstone Property Group recently announced the refurbishment of Northmead Mall in Benoni with the Phase 1 interior renewal set to be complete in April 2013. 

Northmead MallHaving served the local community for more than 30 years, the revived centre will offer the surrounding community 'value for money', convenience and choice. This neighbourhood shopping centre comes with well-established awareness. It is roughly 0.5km from the Snake Road off-ramp of the N12 highway, and is a 'left-turn in' centre, giving it a significant advantage.

Northmead mall was originally built by Anglo American and was one of the first malls in Benoni. Together with Capstone, OPH purchased the centre two years ago and began renovations.

Currently, the 13 966m² mall has an offering of over 40 stores which provides consumers with a comprehensive retail experience that includes well-established anchor tenants such as Pick n' Pay, ABSA, Mr Price, Sheet Street and Clicks, together with chain stores, national brand names, exclusive boutiques, amongst others. Ample free parking and 24 hour security are also prominent features of the mall's current offering. Northmead's most recent additions include: A newly fitted out Ackerman's and Pep, Jam Clothing, Rage and African Bank, set to commence business in April and May.

"Northmead Mall is the only substantial fashion offering on the northern side of the N12," says Chris van Reenen, CEO of OPH."

Phase 1 of the centre's new refurbishments focuses on the internal flows and the tenant mix of the mall.

The planned Phase 2 construction focuses on visibility and accessibility and will see improvements made to the surrounding road infrastructure, clearer signage, additional parking and a food court. As Northmead is situated on a busy road, OPH is working hard to increase the mall's visibility in order to attract new patronage. To improve flows, the company will be shifting parking lot locations, and to ameliorate facilities, new ceilings and lifts will be installed.

In terms of the centre's tenant mix, OPH has focused on developing a community centre of sorts that will service consumers in the heart of Benoni. While the launch date of Northmead's Phase 2 of refurbishments is yet to be confirmed, CEO of OPH Chris van Reenen reveals that by the time all phases are complete, the company will have achieved a collective upgrading of the entire Northmead area, not only in terms of infrastructure but also in terms of aesthetics, security and services.

"Northmead Mall offers a great platform for a successful renovation, as it is well located and well known in the area. Through the combination of upgrades to the facility and surroundings, and an improved tenant mix, we can improve the overall shopping experience. The mall will bring 'value for money' shopping to Northmead," says van Reenen.

By the end of its refurbishments, shoppers can expect to enjoy a contemporary and classy centre with state-of-the-art security and modern amenities that are in line with the latest innovative trends and ergonomics.

Last modified on Monday, 20 May 2013 11:13

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