Nicolway Bryanston shopping centre open for business

Nicolway Bryanston shopping centre opened today (26 April 2012), fully let, introducing its unique concept of conveniently stylish everyday shopping to consumers.

The chic 23,000sqm Nicolway Bryanston, in Sandton, features some 90 shops with a distinctive tenant mix, combined to create a top-notch, trendsetting shopping experience for the consumers in the area.

The Rodrigues Group developed Nicolway Bryanston. Flanagan & Gerard Property Development and Investment are the appointed development and leasing managers. The R500 million shopping centre was funded by Investec Private Banking. Construction took 14 months, and was completed on schedule by main contractor WBHO.

“Nicolway Bryanston ushers in a new generation of premium grade retail centre. It’s designed to provide convenient, quality shopping with a vibrant new tenant mix. It creates an exceptional setting, which is both exciting and relevant to its location and market,” says Nicolway Bryanston owner Martin Rodrigues of The Rodrigues Group.

With excellent visibility and access from William Nicol Drive, the niche community shopping centre gains maximum benefit from its superb location. It’s perfectly placed to serve local residents, nearby office users and is a smart shopping stop for the many commuters who use this busy arterial. Spread over two levels, the centre offers generous parking on both.
“This is all in step with its unique retail,” explains Patrick Flanagan from Flanagan & Gerard. “Nicolway Bryanston opted for handpicked retailers and restaurateurs that epitomise excellent quality and superb personal service”.

A genuine adventure for foodies, Nicolway Bryanston offers one of South Africa’s most compelling food convenience offerings with an exceptional leading national food retailer line-up. It stars a 3,200sqm new Woolworths concept store with the largest food market in Woolworths’ history, a 3,600sqm Checkers tailor-made for the local market, and a theatre of shopping and food in a 2,500sqm Food Lovers Market.

Taking cafe society to a vibrant new level, the exterior of centre is designed to be a tree-lined street creating a lively dining avenue. At Nicolway Bryanston you can choose from the menus of Tashas, Col’Cacchio, Red Rabbit, Fego, Fishmonger, Food Lovers Café, Woolworths Café and Turn and Tender.

A highlight of the new centre is its stand-out home-decor zone. Nicolway Bryanston features more than a dozen desirable home, decor and furniture shops, inspired by styles from around the world.

Handpicked shopping gems range from Superdry, Samsonite and Sowearto to le Creuset, Body Shop and Pimlico. They can be found among big-name retail favourites like Cape Union Mart, Dion Wired, Dis-Chem, Exclusive Books and Incredible Connection. Full banking is available from Nedbank, FNB and Standard Bank, and Absa ATMs.

“Nicolway Bryanston delivers smart, stylish shopping. The powerful mix of anchor tenants and hand-picked retailers offer all the ingredients for good living to the discerning shopper,” says Flanagan. “It is first-rate shopping”.

Creating an unparalleled setting to match the first-rate experience offered by Nicolway Bryanston’s retailers, MDS Architecture designed a modern innovative building, which combines style and function at the most effective and elegant level.

It also uses environmentally responsible practices. Harnessing South Africa’s natural resources, natural light is used to maximum effect at Nicolway Bryanston – creating a bright, fresh atmosphere that is also environmentally progressive and cost-effective to run. Natural ventilation and the clever use of glass for heating and cooling increase the centre’s energy efficiency.

“It is incredibly rewarding to bring this project to a successful completion and to create an exceptional property which is an asset to the communities it serves. It will provide a fresh and positive shopping experience that makes life a little more convenient, and stylish, for everyone who shops, eats and meets at Nicolway Bryanston,” says Rodrigues.

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