Developed by Old Mutual Property, Gateway Theatre of Shopping has become a landmark shopping mall. It opened in 2011. Post opening, Neil Gardner led the development team, who broadened Gateway’s retail appeal with the addition of a City Lodge hotel and a Virgin Active gym. Until recently, it was the biggest mall in Africa.
The construction and opening of Gateway Theatre of Shopping has also been the driving force for many new developments in the area. Originally a sugar cane plantation, the establishment of Gateway on the site has led to the development of a new town centre and both commercial and residential developments within the region.