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    These are the malls that are shaping the urban landscapes of Sub-saharan Africa

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    Development has been driven by the growth of the continent’s consumer markets and the expansion of domestic and international retailers.

    A report by Knight Frank on modern shopping malls states that pragmatic developers are eyeing every major city in the continent as they seek to offer malls with access to international brands, leisure facilities and upscale consumer experiences.

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    That said, here are some of Africa’s largest malls in terms of retail space:

    1. Mall of Africa (Guateng, South Africa)

    Total retail area: 121, 000 sq m

    Opening date: Q2 2016

    Developer/investor: Attacq/Atterbury

    Anchor tenants: Edgars, Woolworths, Game, Checkers Hyper

    2. Two Rivers Mall (Nairobi, Kenya)

    Total retail area: 67, 000 sq m

    Opening date: Q1 2017

    Developer/investor:  Centum/Athena Properties

    Anchor tenants: Carrefour, LC Waikiki

    3. Garden City Mall-Phase One (Nairobi,Kenya)

    Total retail area: 33, 500 sq m

    Opening date: Q2 2015

    Developer/investor: Actis/Aspire/Mentor Management

    Anchor tenants: Game, Nakumatt

    4. The Hub Karen (Nairobi, Kenya)

    Total retail area: 30, 000 sq m

    Opening date: Q1 2016

    Developer/investor: Azalea Holdings

    Anchor tenants: Carrefour
    5. West Hills Mall-Phase One (Accra, Ghana)

    Total retail area: 27, 700 sq m

    Opening date: Q4 2014

    Developer/investor: Delico Property Management

    Anchor tenant: Shoprite, The Palace and Edgars

    6. Cosmopolitan Mall (Lusaka, Zambia)

    Total retail area: 26, 000 sq m

    Opening date: Q1 2016

    Developer/investor: Rockcastle

    Anchor tenants: Shoprite, Game

    7. Jabi Lake Mall (Abuja, Nigeria)

    Total retail area: 25, 000 sq m

    Opening date: Q2 2015

    Developer/investor: Actis/Laurus/Duval Properties

    Anchor tenants: Shoprite, Game

    8. Xyami Shopping Nova Vida (Luanda,Angola)

    Total retail area: 22, 000 sq m

    Opening date: Q4 2015

    Developer/investor: Zahara Imobiliaria

    Anchor tenants: Kero

    9. Novare Lekki Mall (Lagos, Nigeria)

    Total retail area: 22, 000 sq m

    Opening date: Q3 2016

    Developer/investor: Novare/Urshday

    Anchor tenants: Shoprite, Game

    10. Playce Marcory (Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire)

    Total retail area: 20, 000 sq m

    Opening date: Q4 2015

    Developer/investor: CFAO

    Anchor tenants: Carrefour

    11. Kumasi Mall (Kumasi, Ghana)

    Total retail area: 18, 500 sq m

    Opening date: Q2 2017

    Developer/investor: Delico

    Anchor tenants: Shoprite, Game and Edgars

    12. Achimota Retail Centre (Accra, Ghana)

    Total retail area: 15, 000 sq m

    Opening date: Q4 2015

    Developer/Investor: Atterbury/Delico

    Anchor tenants: Shoprite, Palace

    13. Delta Mall (Warri, Nigeria)

    Total retail area: 14, 000 sq m

    Opening date: Q2 2015

    Developer/investor: Resilient Africa

    Anchor tenants: Shoprite

    14. Owerri Mall (Owerri, Nigeria)

    Total retail area: 12, 000 sq m

    Opening date: Q2 2016

    Developer/investor: African Capital Alliance

    Anchor tenants: Shoprite

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