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Builders Express opens in Thavhani City mixed-use precinct in a retail-first for the region

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Thavhani City, the major economic centre in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, has welcomed the opening of the first Builders Express in the region in its precinct.

The new custom-built 2,500sqm Builders Express also includes a 700sqm garden centre. In total, the store’s first phase spans 3,200sqm served by 222 dedicated parking bays, and the development also includes an area for future expansion of a further 4,000 sqm.

Owned and developed by Thavhani Property Investments which is made up of local Thohoyandou company Zevodox and Flanagan & Gerard, the earthworks for the new Builders Express premises started at the beginning of August 2017, with the main contractor getting underway by mid-September. The project brought with it an estimated 120 jobs and a big boost to the local economy.

Completing and opening Builders Express also advances the developer’s vision for Thavhani City.

Thavhani City is designed to be the future economic hub of North Eastern Limpopo, with a development master plan that will create a new modern mixed-use CBD. Thavhani City will include private healthcare facilities, new transport terminals, a motor city, offices, hotels and a value retail centre. It will also feature community soccer fields and an outdoor gym, all linked with attractively landscaped pedestrian walkways.  

The first phase of Thavhani City, the 50,000sqm regional Thavhani Mall, opened on 24 August 2017. It has proven to be a resounding success and a powerful catalyst for the development rollout of the surrounding Thavhani City mixed-use urban precinct.

Builders Express adds even more critical mass to the growing central business district and the developers intend to strengthen this further with the adjacent construction of value retail and major brand motor dealerships.

In addition, a flagship NHC private medical day care clinic is in planning at Thavhani City.

At 3,500sqm, it will be the group’s largest clinic in South Africa and provide key medical specialists and facilities including a radiologist, pathologist, dialysis as well as ten general practitioners. It will also provide a nursery school.

A new office park will be developed within Thavhani City. The multi-business office park will also offer vibrant co-working facilities for entrepreneurs, becoming a hub of innovation, small businesses, job creation and economic activity. 

Local businessman Khosi Ramovha, of Thavhani Property Investments, says: "We are pleased to welcome Builders Express to Thavhani City. Builders Express is an ideal business to serve the needs of this community by providing excellent high-quality hardware and building materials for the thriving residential construction industry in the area. With more business, employment, healthcare, social, and residential opportunities in Thohoyandou than ever before, it is becoming an increasingly attractive place to live, work, and visit. With Thavhani City we are building more than a CBD, we are also building a burgeoning community that is rich with opportunities and a place that people are proud to call home.”

Paul Gerard, MD of Flanagan & Gerard, comments: “The new Thavhani City is rising and we are honoured to play a role in building its very bright future. Each element of the Thavhani City master plan introduces new employment and economic opportunities. The opening of the new Builders Express, the first in the region, is yet another example of its growing comprehensive offering. With Thavhani City, the people of this community are increasingly enjoying easy-to-access mixed-use urban functions and facilities in one central, relevant, attractive, and vibrant place.

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