After 10 months of renovation, the V&A Waterfront has opened its R180m extension, adding 4 000sqm of retail space to the Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre.

The renovations include adding a third lower level and a parking entrance to its now 88 647 sqm complex, which houses over 450 retail outlets, 80 eateries, five undercover parking garages and four open parking areas.

The V&A sees almost 24 million visitors per year. Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre has also been named as the greenest shopping centre in the country. Some of its environmental features include the use of grey water and low potable water consumption. 

New retailers are expected to move in soon, while tenants will be expected to comply with the shopping centre’s Green Lease, which tracks a tenant’s energy and water consumption, and also incentivises recycling.

A second phase is still under construction. The new lower-level floor will feature the food section, which will be more than double the amount of floor space previously dedicated to it. Internal fittings are expected to be complete by November.