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Ballito Junction, the regional mall on KwaZulu-Natal’s north coast, has announced plans to upgrade the original section of the mall, enhancing its offering to the community.

The 80,000m2 world-class Ballito Junction which lies on KwaZulu-Natal’s Dolphin Coast started as a 10,000m2 convenience centre. After a major expansion, it opened at eight times its original size in March 2017. Now, it is this original cornerstone section of the centre, near Pick ‘n Pay and Dis-Chem, that will be refreshed, enclosed and expanded with a major upgrade.

Ballito Junction is owner-managed by the investment consortium of Flanagan & Gerard Property Group and Menlyn Maine Investment Holdings.

As part of the upgrade project, the current Pick ‘n Pay entrance will be enclosed, and the adjoining external section of the mall will be expanded to make space for several new restaurants and speciality tenants, all arranged around an attractive piazza. In addition to enclosing the entrance, space for three new restaurants will be created, spilling out onto the piazza.

With more than 200 carefully selected stores and six anchor tenants: Pick ‘n Pay, Woolworths, Checkers, Edgars, Game and Nu Metro, Ballito Junction offers a convenience shopping experience.

New brands which have been recently added to the current retail mix include Kingsley Heath, Samsung, Carrol Boyes, Rochester, Uniq, Checkers Outdoor, Pet Shop Science, Little Me, Yokico, Gary Rom Man, Spar Pharmacy, Sneakerhead and Tape.

“The aim of this project is to match the old section with the modern and contemporary look of the mall, while creating an experiential node centred around entertainment and speciality offerings,” said Geraldine Jorgensen, CEO of Ballito Junction.

Construction has commenced in February 2023 and completion of the enclosed entrance and new outside section, including must-visit restaurants, is to occur before the festive season in late 2023.

“Our strategy for this project is to create a base from which further mixed uses can be added to the centre in future, so we are laying the foundations for even more to come,” said Jorgensen.

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