The fully let 43,000sqm Middelburg Mall regional shopping centre in Mpumalanga opened its doors today, bringing comprehensive, quality shopping to the growing and ever more affluent consumers of Middelburg and its surrounds.
Developed by Flanagan & Gerard Property Development & Investment and Moolman Group, construction of the R500 million shopping centre took 14 months. It was successfully completed on schedule.
“Middelburg Mall offers the ideal complete shopping experience for the area. It delivers a compelling, easily accessible, one-stop shopping experience right to the doorsteps of Middelburg residents for the first time,” says Patrick Flanagan of Flanagan and Gerard.
Consumers and retailers alike have welcomed the shopping centre’s development.
A diverse mix of nearly 100 retailers eagerly invested in Middelburg Mall, to be closer to their shoppers in the area. In fact, Jannie Moolman of Moolman Group explains that demand was so strong the development was extended by 10,000sqm during its construction phase to create more space for retailers.
The world-class, modern shopping centre features some of SA favourite retailers in an impressive line-up of anchor tenants: Checkers, Woolworths, Edgars, Pick n Pay and Game.
The anchor retailers are complemented by a full range of fashion, clothing, footwear, sportswear, gifts, furnishings, home décor, cellular services, health care, restaurants and more. Middelburg Mall also features comprehensive banking from all major local banks.
Besides its wide-ranging shopping experience and top-notch retailers, the mall is designed to be a real asset for its community – a community sorely underserviced by retail, until now.
This exciting retail variety is set to attract shoppers from Middelburg and the entire surrounding region, including Hendrina, Bethal, Ermelo, Carolina, Kriel, Groblersdal, Machadodorp, Marble Hall, Waterval Boven and Dullstroom.
Its superb location, off the busy N4 highway with access via both the Fontein Street offramp and the Tswelopele Avenue, and great visibility makes it easily accessible to all shoppers. Middelburg Mall also offers generous parking and access to public transport services.
Inside, Middelburg Mall is a fresh, exciting shopping experience. It forms easy shopper flows with visual appeal created by bright high-ceilinged air-conditioned malls lined with modern, soaring shopfronts.
“Middelburg Mall is a world-class shopping mall for the community of Middelburg a landmark from which the entire community can benefit and be proud of,” says Flanagan. Middelburg Mall also brings the benefit increased economic prosperity by creating sustainable new jobs at the shopping centre.
“It is incredibly rewarding to bring this project to a successful completion and to give the community a much needed resource which will be instrumental in keeping valuable retail spend in the area,” reports Moolman.
The positive response to Middelburg Mall is little surprise considering the resounding retail successes its developers have achieved together. Moolman Group and Flanagan & Gerard teamed up for the iconic super-regional Mall of the North in Polokwane as well as Bedworth Centre in Vanderbijlpark, among other successful retail projects.
The developers have confirmed this is only the beginning of superb shopping at Middelburg Mall. The mall has further built-in expansion potential and could eventually exceed 55,000sqm. “We continue to receive strong interest from retailers for space at Middelburg Mall,” notes Flanagan.