Cavendish gets new outdoor boulevard | Everything Property
17 September 2023

Cavendish gets new outdoor boulevard


The interior of Cavendish Square shopping centre in Claremont Cape Town has seen extensive upgrades to get new outdoor boulevard

The interior of Cavendish Square shopping centre in Claremont Cape Town has seen extensive upgrades and the outside pedestrianised trading area between the centre and Cavendish Connect, from Warwick Street on the southern side to Vineyard Road on the north, will now be upgraded. 

Aimed to connect the shopping centres and street, the redevelopment will create an attractive, safe space, and provide improved conditions for the traders.

Shoppers and the traders are currently exposed to the weather, which has frequently prevented the traders from operating, and impacted their ability to run sustainable businesses. The refurbishment will empower them to grow and develop their businesses, with lock-up stores and kiosks while maintaining the character of the space. Additionally, the traders will have access to Wi-Fi connectivity and the stalls will be serviced with electricity and water. 

Recognising the potential of the project, the traders and Old Mutual Property have agreed to join forces to ensure that the appeal of the street is maximised. 

While the renovations are taking place, the traders will be going on a business coaching programme, covering everything from marketing to finance, operations, business strategy and logistics. They will also be geared up with digital payment processes to ensure visitors to their stalls can purchase using credit cards and smart phone apps when the market re-opens. 

The renovations are scheduled for completion before the festive season, so traders can benefit from the increased foot traffic.

The upgrade is undertaken by Old Mutual Property, and is a culmination of their longstanding relationships with Cavendish Square, the Claremont Traders Association and the City of Cape Town.

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