Atterbury develops Mauritius’s first regional shopping centre

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Bagatelle - Mall of Mauritius being developed by Atterbury Property Group Bagatelle - Mall of Mauritius being developed by Atterbury Property Group

Mauritius’s first regional shopping centre is being developed by leading South African property investment and development company Atterbury, bringing a superb mix of world-class international, South African and local Mauritian retail to Africa’s top-rated country in the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business 2010’ report.

Bagatelle - Mall of Mauritius, is Atterbury’s first major offshore development, and has received strong support from retailers wishing to access this unique market. Scheduled to open on 29 September 2011, this 40,000sqm island mall is already 85% let.

CEO of Atterbury Group Louis van der Watt explains that the Bagatelle precinct will ultimately include Mall of Mauritius, a motor city, 100-room business hotel, offices, light industrial and a residential area, all interlinked with strong synergy in a vibrant mixed-use environment.

“Bagatelle – Mall of Mauritius meets Atterbury’s strategic criteria of investing in a stable offshore economy, whilst partnering with well established local partners,” says van der Watt. This multi-use development is a collaboration with ENL Group, an established and reputable Mauritian group. 

Atterbury Property Group was founded in 1994 and has built a sound reputation for delivering exceptional real estate developments, across all commercial property sectors, through innovation, creativity and a strong entrepreneurial spirit.

Atterbury harnesses A-Grade business and commercial nodes for its leading developments and redevelopments and provides asset management with a dedicated team of experienced and reputable managers.

“Retailer and consumer demand, together with a budding local economy, an excellent location and superb access are all factors driving this development,” notes van der Watt.

Featuring an extensive mix of some 140 stores, the mall will provide a diverse and comprehensive overall retail experience. It will also include six cinema theatres and a food court with an exciting mix of contemporary restaurants, a children’s play area and a skate park.

Cobus van Heerden, Director of Retail from Atterbury Property Developments confirms that South African-based retail giants Pick n Pay, Woolworths and Food Lovers Market have been confirmed at Bagatelle – Mall of Mauritius. 

A compelling variety of well-known international retailers such as Hugo Boss, Guess, Quicksilver, Aldo and Nike have already committed to the mall.

Leading fashion retailers Truworths, Nine West, Bata and Identity as well as popular restaurants such as Ocean Basket, Nando's, KFC, Mugg & Bean, Debonairs, Steers and Fishaways will all be represented in the mall. 

Ensuring local flair Bagatelle – Mall of Mauritius will boast a significant number of well-known local Mauritian retailers including Kaddy Plus, Courts, Galaxy, Mozouzou, Zea, Book Court, Citi Sport, All Sport, Baobab, Feng Shui, Caunhye Bijoux, Ripcurl, Cash & Carry, DCL Communication, Fresh Step, Olive & Salad Bar and Taste of Asia.

In addition to the local retailers, the mall has also been designed in a Mauritian architectural style to reflect and deliver an authentic island experience, with strong integration to its setting.

One of South Africa’s leading architectural firms, Boogertman+Partners Architects have designed the shopping centre in association with local partners. 

“The latest design principles have been incorporated for this enclosed single-storey, fully air-conditioned shopping centre, which includes ample, convenient on grade parking,” explains van Heerden.

The generous parking is supported by excellent ease of access from a new offramp via the Bagatelle Bridge, directly to Bagatelle - Mall of Mauritius from all directions of travel on the M1 Motorway. It is also well-served by public transport.

Bagatelle – Mall of Mauritius is situated at the heart of the island between the capital Port Louis and emerging Cyber City growth zone.

Mauritius was recently rated among the Top 25 global offshore platforms, with a local population of some 1.4 million and a growing number of tourist arrivals already around one-million each year.

“The development of Bagatelle – Mall of Mauritius is on schedule and is set to serve both local and tourist markets, as well as the many business people based on the island as a result of the 2,500 new global companies which have been attracted to Mauritius’s growing economy over the past 10 years,” says van Heerden.


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