Baywest to open by mid-May

Strikes cause month-long delay at megamall of R2bn

THE much-anticipated R2-billion Baywest Mall is set to open its doors by mid-May – almost a month later than initially expected.

Speaking at an SA Council of Shopping Centres event at the Paragon in Newton Park yesterday, Baywest managing director Gavin Blows said the date was moved to May to accommodate all the tenants and enable management to be prepared for the influx of shoppers expected during the grand opening phase of the new mega-sized mall.

“We want to be ready and have everything completed – from the iceskating rink at the Fun Factory to the new Imax cinema, which will be one of eight Ster Kinekor cinemas,” Blows said.

The opening date was originally set for this month. However, Blows said civils and steel industry strikes affected construction of the 90 000m2 mall.

-Cindy Preller 

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