Construction of the New Novare Matola Mall in Matola is progressing well, and is on schedule for early November 2017. This is the second retail project currently being constructed by SS Construções, with the other being the Marginal Mall, located 20km from the Matola Mall.
Matola is the second most populated city in Mozambique with an estimated residential figure of just under one-million. With its modern port, the area is also deemed to be the biggest industrial area of the country.
This newest addition to Mozambique’s bustling retail arena, the New Novare Matola Mall, has already expanded from the original planned size due to strong retailer demand, and will be anchored by a 6 500m2 large Premier SuperSpar.
“The flow of information and resolving of queries has presented some challenges, as the consultants are all based in Cape Town,” says senior contracts manager Tim Stow. “However, we have with determination and the use of technology been able mitigate any delays.”
The earthworks portion of the project, consisting of a 25 000m2 mall terrace and 50 000m2 of roads and parking, began on 1 April 2016 and was completed on 1 July 2016. The main contract for the completion of the retail mall and parking then commenced on 5 July 2016 and is scheduled for completion on 5 November 2017.