Umhlanga Arch presents KZN’s first European-inspired high street
Umhlanga Arch set out to change the landscape and lifestyle of KwaZulu-Natal; and that is exactly what it is doing through its exceptional partnerships, architectural design, and use of state-of-the-art technology. Today the Umhlanga Arch development team, along with the Rembrothers Group, announced the official plans for KZN’s first European-inspired high street.
“This is a first for KZN, and although it stemmed from an international concept, the Umhlanga Arch high street will fully support locally-based businesses. Every element of the high street will not only be unique to the area but will also be on-trend and of a superior quality. We have been consulting with original home-grown brands and to start we have already confirmed Mark Gold, a leading bespoke South African jewellery brand, as one of the first operators,” shares Renzo Scribante, Founder of the Rembrothers Group.
The partnership between Umhlanga Arch and Rembrothers was announced towards the end of 2017. This collaboration intends to create a retail experience that brings the best of global trends and fuses them into one bespoke development offering. The vision behind KwaZulu-Natal’s first-ever European high street is to create convenience, explore creativity and celebrate uniqueness.
“We want residents, businesses and locals to feel transported to another place. This is definitely nothing like the typical malls and office blocks we have come to know and are used to. Our shop fronts will portray the personality of each operator, while the area will be an eclectic space for all to enjoy,” continues Scribante.
Prominently positioned on the slopes of Umhlanga’s Ridgeside, this R1.3 billion development is one of the largest mixed-use developments in the province and will undoubtedly bolster tourism, stimulate investment into the region, further elevate Umhlanga and greater Durban to a world-class standing, and facilitate significant job creation.