Published On: Mon, Dec 7th, 2015

New shopping experience delivered in Mozambique’s’ Tete

teteTETE, (CAJ News) – THE Tete Junction Shopping Centre has opened its doors much to the excitement of shoppers in Mozambicans.

The facility comes on the back of Tete, with an estimated population of over 250 000 people, longing for a more formalised and reliable retail offering to serve the needs of the growing community.

South African-based Terrace Africa, has delivered on the promise to supply such a shopping centre.

“We are thrilled to bring this new shopping experience to Tete. The project has already provided over 300 jobs to the local community and we are confident that it will encourage further investment into the town” mentions Sean Oberholzer, Development Manager for the company.

Among key tenants are Shoprite supermarket which opened features a full selection of groceries and fresh produce as well as a bakery, deli, butchery and liquor offerings.

Brands such as Pep, Studio 88, Side Step, Standard Bank, Infotech, OK Furniture and many more have also taken up space alongside Shoprite in the new development.

The construction project took less than 12 months to complete.

The project has already provided over 300 jobs to the local community.

The project team included Skyscape Architects, MLC Quantity Surveyors, BCHOD Consulting Engineers and was constructed by Berry Juice Construction LDA, which is based in Tete.

Paul Beresford-Miller, Managing Director at Berry Juice says his team were proud to be involved in the project.

“Our company is delighted to have built the first Shoprite in Tete. We believe the location is perfect and the shopping centre will provide a convenient shopping destination for the people of Tete, Moatize and the surrounding districts,” said Beresford-Miller.

Terrace Africa, has already started with further construction projects in Mozambique and the company is positive about the future potential of Tete Province as well as other provinces such as Cabo Delgado, Nampula and Zambezia.

Brett Abrahamse, Director of Terrace Africa, expressed their excitement about opportunities in both capital cities and smaller towns where they are able to make a difference to the communities and bring new concepts and products to the market.

“We firmly believe in the regions long term ecomonic prospects. Tete Junction is the first of many new developments and we are already under construction on similar projects in Zambia and Zimbabwe.

“Our team is hugely enthusiastic about travel on the continent and we are excited to unlock new trading opportunities for our tenants and convenient shopping experiences for our customers,” Abrahamse.

– CAJ News

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