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Auas Valley revamp on for September

Mon, 25 August 2014 19:08
by Honorine Kaze

Agra Limited’s N$220 million Auas Valley Shopping mall is set for completion end of August giving a new face to the shopping centre in Southern Industry.
 The construction project being executed by Murray and Roberts Namibia Ltd was initially planned for end February and is to complete end of August and Agra Ltd Communication Head Officer Albe′ Snyman told The Villager they have already a number of businesses ready to start trading by 1st September.
“A number of the business owners have already received beneficial occupation as from 1st July and some have already started trading while others are busy with their internal shop fitting and finishes. Most of the businesses in the mall will start trading from 1September but due to circumstances unique to businesses and final touch ups and finishes, some will start later,’’ Snyman said.

Some of other project being currently carried out include FNB freedom Plaza in the CBD, The Groove Mall in Kleine Kuppe and the Maerua Mall Phase III.

She added that, "As she stressed the completion date was set for August, therefore most of the business owners having taken beneficial occupy or started trading, it can be said that the project is more or less within the expected timelines. The challenges that were experienced were of availability and delivery of necessary material."
Agra Ltd have also indicated that two retailers, Auas Vet Med and Auas Valley Pharmacy have already moved into their new stores. Some of the other retailers expected to trade on the premises include Nictus store, Fresh and Wild restaurant, sushi bar, Pep Home, ATM’s of major banks amongst many other retailers.
Both levels of the under roof parking are completed and the outdoor parking on the Southern side of the building in the process of being completed, making about 1000 parking bays available.
The Contractor Murray and Robert (M&R) on the site has also pointed out that the project is well on the way to be complete by end August but could not comment further on the progress without the approval of M&R headquarters in South Africa. However, the questions sent to M&R SA were unanswered at the time to go to print.
Some of other project being currently carried out include FNB freedom Plaza in the CBD, The Groove Mall in Kleine Kuppe and the Maerua Mall Phase III.
M&R Namibia is subsidiary of the M& South Africa which was in the past involved into price fixing ending being fined by the South African Competition Commission to the value of N$1.4b.