The chic new Nicolway Bryanston shopping centre is set to provide conveniently stylish everyday shopping with easy access from William Nicol Drive. The R500 million niche community shopping centre is under construction and is due to open in April 2012.
Nicolway Bryanston will feature 120 shops with a unique tenant mix creating one of South Africa’s most compelling food offerings, supported by health care, home decor, services and an exciting array of dining. The 22,000sqm shopping centre will serve its immediate residential community, the many people who utilise nearby corporate offices and the high commuter volumes that use William Nicol Drive. Owned by The Rodrigues Group, Flanagan & Gerard Property Development & Investment are the development managers responsible for the development and leasing of Nicolway Bryanston. The driving force behind the multi-award winning Morningside Shopping Centre, Flanagan & Gerard, in conjunction with the Rodrigues Group, are opting for hand-picked retailers and restaurateurs that epitomise excellent quality and superb personal service for Nicolway Bryanston.
Woolworths, Checkers, Dis-Chem, Food Lovers Market and Dion Wired have all identified the desirability of this location and will anchor the centre. Exclusive Books, Look ‘n Listen and Tasha’s are also amongst the exciting retailers that have booked their spots.
“Nicolway Bryanston is designed to maximise its singular location. The prominent frontage on William Nicol will see the centre becoming iconic, both in its visibility and architectural appeal,” says Patrick Flanagan of Flanagan & Gerard. “The location is outstanding with exceptional access, egress and visibility”. Superbly situated to serve a market that includes some of South Africa’s most discerning customers, Nicolway Bryanston is encircled by the upmarket Sandton suburbs of Bryanston, Douglasdale, Jukskei Park, Paulshof, Petervale and others in close proximity, all of which form part the centre’s primary trade area. “Many of these suburbs are experiencing residential densification which represents good future growth prospects,” explains Flanagan.
The bustling Bryanston office node (currently 492,506 according to the South African Property Review 2010) also falls within the primary trade area of the centre. This node comprises existing buildings and approved rights in excess of 750,000sqm.
Neatly accessed directly from one of Sandton’s major arterials – William Nicol Drive – Nicolway Bryanston will benefit from the large volumes of traffic that use the William Nicol interchange with the N1 highway as their entry point to Bryanston, Randburg and greater Sandton. This well utilised route also serves as a major thoroughfare for homeward bound residents of Fourways and beyond, from Bryanston and the Sandton CBD to the south.
In addition to easy access and ample parking, the centre’s parking bays themselves will be larger than normal, adding to the convenience of the overall shopping experience. WBHO has been appointed main contractor for Nicolway Bryanston and construction has already commenced.
“Nicolway Bryanston will create a new premium grade retail centre designed to provide convenient, quality retail with a vibrant new tenant mix in an exceptional setting which is both exciting and germane to its location and market,” says Flanagan.