The latest shopping mall development to be complete in Ghana – the $60 million Achimota Retail Centre located in north-eastern Accra – opened its doors today to the delight of locals.
Thousands of shoppers and curious locals descended on the brand new, 15,000m² retail destination.
Developed by Atterbury Property, the Centre is located on a prime 4ha site in the town Dome near the St. John’s Grammar School and alongside the Accra-Nsawam Highway.
Roux Gerber, West Africa Head of Developments of Atterbury Property, comments: “After 18 months of construction, we are thrilled to open the Achimota Retail Centre, which takes shopping to whole new level in this region of Ghana.”
The shopping centre is anchored by South Africa’s Shoprite and local Ghanaian food and general merchandise retail chain, Palace. South African and local Ghanaian retail brands part of the tenant mix include Jet, Mr Price, MTN, Nallem, Foods Inn, CompuGhana and KFC, amongst others.
The centre – a single level mall – is home to 51 line stores, offering convenience, retail and fashion brands, as well as a restaurant and food court. It has basement parking for 250 cars and a further 335 open air parking bays.
Says Gerber: “The centre is the first shopping mall in Ghana to have a traditional ‘chop bar’, offering local delicacies in a modern mall environment. Children’s games and other recreational activities are also part of the mix at the mall.”
Its design includes sustainability features such as grey water harvesting, environmentally conscious landscaping and a building management system.
The project is owned by Atterbury and Delico Achimota Limited, the same group that is the majority shareholder of West Hills Mall and which is majority controlled by Attafrica Limited.
Mr. Kofi Sekyere, Chairman of Delico Achimota Limited, said, residents in neighbouring communities like Achimota, Dome, Tantra Hills, Taifa, Ofankor and the estates of Ashongman, Parakou and Kwabenya, will now be able to access both basic necessities and luxuries from one location at the Retail Centre, a convenience factor which has been absent in that locality for a long while.
Atterbury has been involved in the redevelopment of the Accra Mall and is also currently developing the new Kumasi City Mall in the city of Kumasi, which is our fourth mall project in Ghana and is scheduled to open in April 2017.