DeVille mixed use centre to be revitalised

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Spire Property Management recently took over the management contract for the DeVille Centre in Durbanville.

DeVille Centre in Durbanville

Situated on the corner of Wellington and Durban Roads, DeVille is a mixed use centre that consists of 2 500m2 of office space and 10 784m2 of retail space with Pick 'n Pay, Clicks and Virgin Active as the anchor tenants.

"We started the management of DeVille by conducting a turnover analysis for the entire centre," explains Sean Paul, Managing Director of Spire Property Management. The first change made to DeVille under Spire's management has been an increase in free parking time from one to three hours.

This has increased the 'dwell' time within the centre with an immediately noticeable increase in turnover for the retail tenants. Pick 'n Pay reported an 18% increase in turnover.

"We have lots of plans in place to revitalise the DeVille centre. Amongst these are plans to implement a lighting retrofit for the centre - much like the one undertaken at the Cape Quarter which is now set to enjoy an annual saving of R1 million," says Paul.

Other changes that will be implemented where needed are increased signage opportunities for tenants within the centre and possibly a tenant reshuffle to improve the flow of foot traffic through the centre so that all tenants receive maximum exposure.

According to Paul, the area in which DeVille is situated is expanding rapidly and there is tremendous opportunity for growth in the office space component of DeVille as there are benefits to the office tenants by having access to the retail shops and gym. "Durbanville is a high quality decentralised node and we are confident that smaller companies will benefit from operating out of the DeVille office space."

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