Kumasi Mall is an 18,000m² shopping mall development located on Lake Road near the Asakwo region of Kumasi, Ghana. The mall will be anchored by Shoprite and Game and will incorporate 61 shops/restaurants as well as a 5-screen cinema complex. The tenant mix is expected to include other major South African retailers such as Edgars and popular local Ghanaian brands.
According to 2013 estimates, Kumasi is the 2nd largest city in Ghana with over 2m people, closely following Accra with 2.3m people. The city is home to a notable amount of mining and manufacturing activity.
Over the past decade, most of the institutional real estate development in Ghana has been focused within the city’s capital, Accra. Newer projects like West Hills Mall and Achimota Retail Centre tried pushed this trend by moving closer to the edge of Accra as opposed to remaining in the core. This project however, is one of the first where a developer is exploring a retail opportunity within a 2nd tier Ghanaian city. A similar trend commenced in Nigeria a few years ago, however the commodity price crisis and economic turmoil has slowed down the plans of most developers.
Construction commenced in June 2014 and the mall is scheduled for completion in April 2017.