Accra’s landscape is changing—slowly, perhaps,but certainly. As economies rise and a shopping culture emerges, the retail opportunity is greater than even before. If you want to enjoy some retail therapy across the country,the following malls are at your disposal.
1. Accra Mall
The Accra Mall is a state-of-the-art retail and shopping center in Accra, Ghana, located on the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange adjacent to the Tema Motorway. The mall was commissioned on July 4, 2008. It is one of the most modern shopping malls in West Africa and the first large-scale shopping centre in Ghana. The mall is an enclosed, fully air-conditioned shopping centre. It has 20,322 square metres of retail space with parking for over 900 cars. The Accra Mall accommodates 65 line-shops and 9 restaurants of which 30% are operated by Ghanaian retailers.
Project Cost: $36 Million
Built By: Actis (London)
Owners: Owusu Akyaw And Family/Actis, Now Owned By Atterbury(South African commercial and retail property developer) and Sanlam(financial services group)
2. A&C Mall/Square
A&C Mall is a privately owned business and the first of its kind. 18 years ago, A&C Mall set the standard for mixed use retail shopping centres in Ghana.
A&C Mall continues to grow and transform from year to year. The complex comprises of a shopping centre, a business plaza, a fitness health club, kiddy ground, and a mixed use space boasting a top UK university, retail stores, services and banking facilities covering about 6000sqm.
As a one stop shop for groceries, entertainment, healthcare, great food and shopping; the establishment provides clients with unmatched convenience and accessiblity.
A&C Mall, “It’s All Here!”.
Project Cost: N/A
Built By: A&C Development (Ghana)
Owners: Andrew & Cecilia Asamoah (Ghana)
3. Marina Mall
Marina Mall is a dual commercial development owned by Marina Market, a daughter company of Marina Group founded in Burkina Faso. It is strategically positioned, proximity to the International Airport, Airport Residential Area, Cantonments, Golden Tulip Hotel, Holiday Inn, the upcoming Marriot Hotel and the other offices in the Airport City area.
The mall has a six level Tower for offices with an approximate area of 3,250 sqm occupied by Nestle Central and West Africa, Technip Ghana/UK and Hess Ghana Exploration. With more than 45 outlets and a gross leasable area of 9,000 sqm spread across three floors, Marina Mall features a mix of designer fashion brands, kid’s entertainment place, huge supermarket and a varied food court. Marina mall was established in the year 2013.
Project Cost: N/A
Built By: Marina Market
Owners: Marina Group (Burkina Faso)
04. Junction Shopping Center/Mall
The Junction Mall is the biggest mall in the Tema area. The mall is located at the Nungua Police Barrier and has on its premises grocery shops, liquor shops, electronic shops, boutiques, supermarkets, restaurants and eateries, a pharmacy, cafe, Forex bureau, saloon, banks and telco companies.
Established in November 2014 ,the mall currently employs about 500 people and is a one stop shop for shopping and an ideal place for family entertainment and a tourist attraction. The mall which covers an area of 11,597m2 ,houses big name shops like Shoprite, Mrp, Jel, Woodin, Compu-Ghana (Samsung), Bata, Hisense etc. which stock products ranging from groceries, electronics, clothing and textiles, shoes etc. The food court of the mall also has eateries such as Barcelos, KFC, Pizza Inn, Chicken Inn and Chix and Ribs.
The Junction Mall is a great haven for the kids as they can have lots of fun at the various playground facilities at their disposal at the mall. The Mall has a beautiful surrounding and provides a serene atmosphere for shopping and hanging out. Bring the whole family to the Junction mall and have a wonderful experience.
Project Cost: $33.7 Million
Built By: RMDWestPort
Owners: RMDWestPort (South Africa)
5. West Hills Mall
West Hills Mall is a 27 700m² mall with a total of 65 shops incorporating popular South African brands as well as a mix of local and international retailers, restaurants, banks and a cinema complex.
The mall is situated on the newly completed Cape Coast highway on the western side of Accra, 20km from the existing Accra Mall in the east. Excellent access is provided via a dedicated underpass bridge structure from the highway to the shopping centre. It forms the gateway into the greater Accra region from western Ghana.
The mall opened in October 2014 and is anchored by Shoprite, The Palace and Edgars. The proposed second phase will add approximately 7 000m² to the mall, taking it to 34 700m².
Project Cost: $93 Million
Built By: Delico Property Development With Architecture By Mobius Architecture
Owners: SSNIT (Ghana) And Delico Property Development (Mauritius)
06. Oxford Street Mall
GLAHCO’s Oxford Street mall a thirteen-storey shopping mall and hotel complex located on the Cantonments Road, Accra otherwise known as the Oxford Street. The complex has 5,580m2 of retail spaces, 650m2 of restaurants and food courts all served with two underground floors of car parking. Phase two of the project will add a 132 room hotel facility on twelve floors.
Project Cost: $16 Million
Built By: Ghana Libyan Arab Holding Limited (GLAHCO)
Owners: Ghana Libyan Arab Holding Limited (GLAHCO) And The Government Of Ghana
07. Kumasi City Mall
The first phase of Kumasi City Mall is a 18 000m² shopping centre with an excellent mix of local and international retailers. It will be anchored by Shoprite and Game and incorporate 61 shops and restaurants. A five-screen cinema complex is envisioned for the future. To date, Game, Shoprite and Edgars are some of the retailers who have already committed to the development, in addition to a number of other well-known South African and local retailers.
Kumasi City Mall provides a convenient and highly accessible shopping destination to the entire city. The tenant mix will cater for the broadest possible sector of the market.The site is ideally situated on Lake Road, just north of the recently upgraded Eastern Bypass, 6km from the airport and 2.5km from the Kumasi CBD.
Construction commenced in June 2014 and the mall was completed in April 2017.
Kumasi City Mall is Atterbury’s fourth venture in Ghana.
Project Cost: 110 Million
Built By: Delico Property Development
Owners: Delico Property Development (Mauritius), Atterbury Africa Limited (South Africa), Hyprop Investment Limited (South Africa)
8. Achimota Shopping Center/Mall
Atterbury Property’s latest shopping mall development to be complete in Ghana – the R800 million ($60 million) Achimota Retail Centre located in north-eastern Accra – opened its doors to the delight of locals.
The brand new 15,000m² retail destination provides top-quality shopping for the first time on this scale under one roof in this part of the Ghanaian capital.
Achimota Retail Centre is anchored by South Africa’s Shoprite and local Ghanaian food and general merchandise retail chain, Palace. South African and local Ghanaian retail brands part of the tenant mix include Jet, Mr Price, MTN, Nallem, Foods Inn, CompuGhana and KFC, amongst others.
The centre – a single level mall – is home to 51 line stores, offering convenience, retail and fashion brands, as well as a restaurant and food court. It has basement parking for 250 cars and a further 335 open air parking bays.
Located on a prime site in the town of Dome and alongside the Accra-Nsawam Highway, Achimota Retail Centre boasts a contemporary design. Its design includes sustainability features such as grey water harvesting, environmentally conscious landscaping and a building management system. Local Ghanaian architecture firm, Multi Card Consult, designed the mall in a joint venture with South Africa’s Boogertman and Partners.
Project Cost: N/A
Built By: Atterbury Africa
Owners: Atterbury Africa Limited (South Africa)