The original Liberty Midlands mall was opened in 2004 and over the years, several extensions and upgrades have been completed to increase the trading and shopping areas of this popular Pietermaritzburg mall.

The Liberty Group has now further entrenched its investment with a new expansion project currently underway which intents to strengthen the mall’s positioning in the area.

The improved retail offering will boost the mall’s ability to differentiate itself from similar developers in the region and upon completion, the extension will increase the entire complex floor space by an additional 19000m².

The mall aims to be 4-star rated by the Green Building Council of South Africa and as such the HVAC system was designed with maximum efficiency in mind.

The air conditioning system for the new phase will comprise of 40mm double-skinned air cooled package units. Some areas will be conditioning by DX units, with dedicated filtered fresh air introduced into certain areas.
HVAC installation is due to commence in August 2017.

Suppliers included:
-Bluebox
-Rickard
-AMS
-Dunham Bush
-TROX

Client: Stanlib
Project Manager: GHC Africa Project Management
Architects: Bentel Associate International
Mech. Consultants: AOS Consulting Engineers
Main Contractor: Liviero Building (Pty) Ltd.

HVAC Project Value: R 24 812 847.86 (ex VAT)
Practical Completion Date: January 2018