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Nestled within the scenic landscapes of Shongweni, KwaZulu-Natal, the vibrant hub known as Westown Square is currently undergoing its construction phase, eagerly anticipating its doors to open for an immersive retail experience in early 2025.

At the heart of this endeavour is Westown, an expansive 100-hectare mixed-use precinct that seamlessly blends urban and green spaces. Its strategic location, just off the N3 highway connecting Pietermaritzburg and Durban, makes it an exceptional destination. Serving as the inaugural phase within the expansive 2,000-hectare Shongweni Urban Development, Westown stands out as a monumental project, representing one of the most substantial infrastructural investments by the eThekwini Municipality in Durban since the iconic 2010 Soccer World Cup. This acclaimed Catalytic Project boasts unwavering support from various tiers of government and boasts authorized development rights encompassing an impressive 517,000m² of bulk floor area.

The retail core of Westown Square is supported by a number of interconnected precincts and experiences including:

  • The West Private Hospital
  • Residential apartments
  • Commercial and business activities
  • A warehousing and logistics precincts

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Nestled within a vibrant green belt, Westown Square moves away from the conventional enclosed, multi-tiered "mall concept." Instead, it harmoniously merges retail, dining, and recreation within an environment that reflects the distinct essence of Shongweni. The dense planted walkways, pergola-shaded seating, towering trees, and charming planter boxes converge to celebrate the outdoors and establish the prevailing ambiance for the entirety of Westown

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Westown Square stands as an aspirational retail destination catering to a diverse demographic, appealing to all generations. Its reach extends beyond the Outer West community, drawing in visitors from even farther afield, owing to its comprehensive super-regional lineup of tenants complemented by unique local specialty offerings. This encompasses a wide spectrum of categories, including fashion, wellness, beauty, culinary delights, entertainment, and a variety of lifestyle brands.

Client Fundamentum Property Group
Architects MDS Architecture in JV with Boogertman + Partners
Project Manager Orion Project Managers
Structural/ Civil Engineer L&S Consulting
Mechanical Engineer Graeme Page Consulting Engineers
Electrical Engineer RWP KZN Consulting Engineers
Wet Services Engineer Vertex Engineering Consultants
Fire Engineer Lotter Consulting
Main Contractor Stefanutti Stocks Coastal