The $95 million Kumasi City Mall, officially opened for business recently, drawing a lot of excitement by shoppers in the nation’s second largest city.
The 18,500sqm Kumasi Mall developed by Atterbury, South Africa’s Real Estate investment company, will be the largest in the thriving city of Kumasi and is well acknowledged as the hub of Ghanaian tradition and culture.
It took 24 months to deliver the completed project to the city of Kumasi, the Ashanti region, Ghana’s second largest metropolitan center after Accra.
Built on a total land area of over 15 acres, it has potential to expand up to 28 000sqm. AttAfrica has been appointed as the Asset Manager.
On its first day of trade, April 20, Kumasi City Mall recorded an unprecedented 60 000 shoppers.
The mall’s opening was officially celebrated with a colorful launch ceremony on Wednesday, May 10, under the joint patronage of the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the Ashanti monarch, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.
The event was the culmination of a three-week long itinerary of celebrations marking the completion and handover of the shopping center to the people of Kumasi.
The food court was dedicated to the late Queen mother of Ashanti and mother of King Osei Tutu II – Nana Afia Serwaa Kobi Ampem II.
With its contemporary design, it is enclosed at two ends where the two anchor tenants – Shoprite and Game – are housed and has a semi-enclosed Food Court at its heart.
The mall’s retail mix comprises a strong representation of local Ghanaian brands and includes grocery and foodstuff, beauty and fashion, electronics, banking, telecommunications, restaurants and eateries, a night club and children’s entertainment.
The mall also has 1 200 parking bays including what is believed to be the biggest basement parking facility in the country.
Source: Africa Property News