The construction of the first European-inspired high street has come a long way since it first started last year.

Today the Umhlanga Arch development team along with the Rembrothers Group announced the official plans for KZN’s first high street.

All you need to know about KZN’s first high street. Image: Instagram/ @sumirsingh

Renzo Scribante the founder of Rembrothers said the high street which stems from an international concept, will not only support local KZN businesses but will also be something people have never seen before.

“Every element of the high street will not only be unique to the area but will also be on trend and of a superior quality. We have been consulting with original home-grown brands and to start we have already confirmed Mark Gold, a leading bespoke South African jewelers brand, as one of the first operators,” he said.

The vision behind KZN’s first European high street is to create convenience explore creativity and celebrate uniqueness.

“We want residents, businesses, and locals to feel transported to another place. This is definitely nothing like the typical malls and office blocks we have come to know and are used to. Our shop fronts will portray the personality of each operator while the area will be an eclectic space for all to enjoy,” said Scibante.

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Umhlanga Arch is currently under construction and is already 40% complete. Project manager Darrol McKeown said to date more than 600 people have been employed due to the project and 400 more jobs are expected to be created.

Terry Rosenberg, chairperson of the Multiply Group said Umhlanga was the perfect location for the high street.

“Umhlanga is an incredible location, especially for development. Not only does it provide stunning views, access to many excellent restaurants, and an ideal setting for outdoor activities but it is in close proximity to our international airport, 5-star game lodges, and exquisite Midlands meander,” he said.

Umhlanga Arch is a game-changing development within KZN and it is set to bolster the province as a destination to live, do business and visit. It is not only physically altering the landscape of Durban from the skyline but also in terms of what locals, holidaymakers, and travelling businessmen can expect to see in the coming months. 

According to Rosenburg the construction team is on track and making their progress.

“We expect to see the first transfers of Umhlanga Arch take place towards the end of 2019,” he said.