Menlyn Park

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Coordinates: 25°46′59″S 28°16′31″E / 25.7831°S 28.2752°E / -25.7831; 28.2752

Menlyn Park
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Menlyn Park is located in Pretoria
Menlyn Park
Alternative names Menlyn
General information
Town or city Pretoria
Country  South Africa
Height
Top floor UF (Upper Floor Shopping Level)
Technical details
Floor count 4 (Shopping Levels)
Floor area 177,000 m2 (1,910,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architecture firm BILD Architects
Other information
Number of stores ±500 outlets
Website
[1]

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre is a shopping mall in Menlyn, Pretoria, South Africa, owned by development company Pareto.[1] Menlyn Park is now the second largest mall in Africa. 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[edit]

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

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

November 2016 saw the completion of another major expansion, which increased the floor area to approximately 173,000m² with 428 shops in total.

References[edit]

  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 2016-12-27. 
  6. ^ "Pareto Limited". Pareto Limited. Retrieved 2016-12-27. 
  7. ^ "Thousand Wonders Menlyn Park". Thousand Wonders. 
  8. ^ "Pretoria Menlyn". Pretoria Happenings.