Gateway Theatre of Shopping

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Gateway Theatre of Shopping
Gateway Theatre of Shopping logo.jpg
Gateway Theatre of Shopping Exterior.jpg
Exterior view of Gateway.
Alternative names Gateway
General information
Address 1 Palm Boulevard , Umhlanga
Town or city Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
Country  South Africa
Construction started 3 March 1998
Inaugurated September 2001
Renovated April 2003
Owner Old Mutual Property
Technical details
Floor area 166,636 m2 (1,793,650 sq ft) [1]
Design and construction
Architecture firm Johnson Murray Architects (original mall) CHT Architects (various major alterations 2003-2011) Stauch Vorster Architects (Gateway Hotel)
Structural engineer Torbell Stretch
Main contractor Grinaker LTA
Renovating team
Architect Stan Hayman ; Umesh Ramnath
Renovating firm CHT Architects
Other information
Number of stores 460 stores [2]
Parking 12,000 spaces
Gateway Theatre of Shopping

Gateway Theatre of Shopping or Gateway is a shopping centre located on Umhlanga Ridge in Umhlanga, north of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Gateway Theatre of Shopping is one of the top 50 largest malls in the world. The shopping centre is currently under its 4th and largest expansion in 16 years.[3]

Gateway sees more than two million visitors coming through its doors per month.[4] The centre was modeled on the Mall of America and West Edmonton Mall centres and was developed by Old Mutual Properties.[5]

The construction and opening of Gateway Theatre of Shopping has also been the driving force for many new developments in the area. Originally a sugar cane plantation, the establishment of Gateway on the site has led to the development of a new town centre and both commercial and residential developments within the region. There is also a hotel attached to the mall called the Gateway Hotel operated by the Three Cities Group.[6]

Mall contents[edit]

Gateway has 18 movie theatres, 6 Nouveau Theatres, more than 90 restaurants, more than 350 stores, an arcade and theme park, indoor fun fair, a 4000 sq. metre skate park designed by Tony Hawk, 3 Flow Riders, a gym, the highest fountain in Africa, a tenpin bowling alley, valet parking,[7] and a science theme park.[8]

Mall map


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  4. ^ "Gateway". eThekwini Online. City of Durbin. Retrieved 25 February 2011. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Global award for Gateway Theatre of Shopping". Old Mutual. 223 March 2003. Archived from the original on 9 October 2011. Retrieved 25 February 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ Clur, Belinda (2007). "South African Property Market Continues to Sizzle". Research Review. International Council of Shopping Centers. 14 (2): 67. Retrieved 6 February 2012. [permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Valet Parking". Gateway Theatre of Shopping. Archived from the original on 4 March 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2012. 
  8. ^ "Zulu Kingdom tourism site". 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°43′32″S 31°04′00″E / 29.725589°S 31.066547°E / -29.725589; 31.066547