After months and months of speculative talk around whether or not Virgin Active and McDonalds will in fact be coming to Ballito, the answer is now officially YES! Eager Ballito residents either looking to get their McD fix or get their gym on at one of S.A’s biggest gym brands no longer have to make the trek to Umhlanga rather the eagerly anticipated Ballito Commercial Precinct located before the N2 Highway . This morning saw the official site handover and start of construction starts early next week.
Local businessman, Bruce Rencken, addressed a small group of officials and media at the launch yesterday and spoke of the partnership between KDM and private business that enables economic development and job creation. This new development will see over 500 jobs created during development and future projects in the same area of the business park will push job creation to over 1000 sustainable jobs.
Rencken said that the two international brands will have their developments completed in the next 18 months with development company, ID Construction, doing the development work on the project. ID Construction was responsible for the on time development of the Edgars Phase at Lifestyle Centre.
The two brands will be located adjacent to each other, so one can devour a guilt free Quarter Pounder and work off the pounds at the gym next door! Irony? – We think innovation!!!