Baywest Mall is a 90 000m² super regional mall situated on the urban edge of Port Elizabeth. It is the largest retail development in the Eastern Cape with over 250 shops over two levels that cater for an estimated 800,000 visitors a month.
The success of the design lies in the simplicity of its plan – a crossed ring mall with retail anchors in each corner. The clearly defined vehicular and pedestrian entrances are on axis with the parking zones conveniently situated close to entrances allowing for fast direct access, with the emphasis on the arrival experience. The parking cells are also inter-connected for ease of access to any entrance. Back of house servicing is either directly from the four anchor corners, or from below ground – via basement tunnel and centrally located service lifts which feed both levels of retail.
Baywest Mall is the catalyst for the Baywest City precinct development and the expansion of the city of Port Elizabeth, and its creation provides a much-needed economic boost to the area.
- Client Abacus Asset Management/ Billion Group
- Location Port Elizabeth
- Year 2015
- Area 90 000m²
- Status Built