Menlyn Park

25°46′59″S 28°16′31″E / 25.7831°S 28.2752°E / -25.7831; 28.2752Coordinates: 25°46′59″S 28°16′31″E / 25.7831°S 28.2752°E / -25.7831; 28.2752HeightTop floorUF (Upper Floor Shopping Level)Technical detailsFloor count3 (Shopping Levels)Floor area177,000 m2 (1,910,000 sq ft)Design and constructionArchitecture firmBILD ArchitectsCivil engineerConcor BuildingsOther informationNumber of stores±500 outletsWebsitemenlynpark.co.za

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre is a shopping mall in Menlyn, Pretoria, South Africa, owned by development company Pareto.[1] Menlyn Park is designed around three spaces – the Food Court, the keyhole malls and focal points, and a large internal garden square surrounded by restaurants. Menlyn Park has a total lettable floor space of 177,000m², over 500 stores, 16 parking entrances, 12 parking exits and 8,250 parking bays. It is situated at the corner of Lois Avenue and Atterbury Road close to the N1 Johannesburg - Polokwane Highway.[2][3]

History

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre named after the suburb in which it is located, was originally built in 1979. It was transformed and expanded in 1988 by Bild Architects.[4] Menlyn Park used to be the property of Old Mutual Properties from London, England, but is currently owned by Pareto Limited, a shopping centre investment firm wholly owned by the Public Investment Corporation.[5][6] Since its inception, Menlyn Park has undergone a number of renovations.

First redesign

In 1998, an American design firm, Development Design Group, designed Menlyn's unique appearance. Menlyn Park had over 300 stores and 37 restaurants as well as a rooftop Drive In Theatre and a Nu Metro cineplex.[7]

Expansion

In 2000, the mall underwent another expansion, increasing the floor space to 118,253m²[8] and the store number to 300.

Modernisation and refurbishment

November 2016 saw the completion of another major expansion, which increased the floor area to approximately 177,000m² with 500 shops in total. The R2,5-billion, two-year phased refurbishment has converted the site to become the regional shopping centre in Tshwane. BILD Architects and Terra Ether Architects designed the new structure while Concor Construction executed the works.

Refurbished Menlyn Mall 2018

The new building attained a 4-star Green Star Retail Design rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) for the efforts to develop the first building phase of the redevelopment along environmentally friendly design and construction principles

References

  1. ^ "Menlyn set to become largest mall in Africa". Sunday Times.
  2. ^ "Contact Menlyn Park". Menlyn Park Shopping Mall.
  3. ^ "SA Venues Menlyn". SA Happenings.
  4. ^ "Bild Architects Menlyn". Bild Architects.
  5. ^ "Pareto Limited". Pareto Limited. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Pareto Limited". Pareto Limited. Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Thousand Wonders Menlyn Park". Thousand Wonders.
  8. ^ "Pretoria Menlyn". Pretoria Happenings.
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