Work on the 42,889m2 Mall of Tembisa, McCormick Property Development’s (MPD) largest development to date, has begun. The regional shopping centre will be located in the under-serviced north-western quadrant of Tembisa, on the main thoroughfare of Olifantsfontein road.
The initial dolomite assessments undertaken in 2018 indicated pockets of dolomite which resulted in further assessments and pre-drilling of the site to assess and strategise on the way forward. The project is being undertaken in conjunction with KJA Developments which will add the high-density residential components to what will ultimately be a mixed-use development, including logistics and commercial developments.
The development includes rainwater harvesting and solar photovoltaic panels as part of its design, and has the rights to expand the retail portion to 80,000m2 as demand dictates.
“We are excited to get going on this phase of the project as it takes us one step closer in our goal of delivering top class retail to previously under serviced areas,” says managing director of MPD Jason McCormick.
Mall of Tembisa is scheduled to open in the last quarter of 2020.