Development of the R1.7-billion Bay West super regional mall in Port Elizabeth is forging ahead, with developers unveiling plans for a massive ice rink within the modern two-storey centre.
Briefing media on site recently, project manager Chris Beech said the project was progressing magnificently with principal developer Murray Roberts on track to complete the mall’s construction in March 2015.
The mall is set to open its doors later that month. With 70% of the mall’s tenants for its more than 250 retail outlets already secured – including Game, Ster Kinekor, Truworths, Edcon Group, Woolworths, Pick n Pay and Checkers – Beech said plans for a 2 500m² ice rink were at an advanced stage.
“Negotiations are well advanced to include the ice rink,” he told the media.
The last time the city had a permanent ice rink was in the 1990s, with the Jadene Ice Rink at the old tramways building near the Port Elizabeth Harbour entrance.