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Phase 1 of the development was awarded a 4-Star Green Star Retail Design rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa and is currently undergoing an assessment for an As-built rating. Phase 2 is also targeting a Green Star rating.
Extension Phase 1 is the first operational mall in South Africa to achieve a Green Star new construction rating. Some of the green features of the project include sustainable material that was used during construction such as post-consumer recycled reinforcing steel and timber sourced from environmentally responsible forests; a waste and recycling management plan to manage collection, storage, treatment and disposal of waste at the Centre; a rainwater harvesting system and low-flow sanitary fittings to limit municipal water consumption as well as an energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system.
The redevelopment includes an open-air piazza surrounded by Pride of India trees and popular restaurants. The new mix of tenants includes anchor tenants such as top international clothing brands Zara, Bagozza menswear and H&M, combined with a large, accessible grocery section. Together with the number of brands looking to establish flagship stores in the complex, it has made the revamped Centre a leading shopping destination in Tshwane.
Menlyn Park Shopping Centre stood out at the 2017 Retail, Design and Development Awards (RDDA) by receiving the Spectrum Award, which celebrates retail excellence across all disciplines and sectors as well as the Renovation/Expansion Award.