Giuricich Bros Construction, a leading South African family-owned construction firm, has successfully completed its largest construction project to date as main contractor – the R950 million world-class new Springs Mall in Ekurhuleni on the east of Gauteng.
The 48 000 sqm regional Springs Mall opened on Thursday, 16 March 2017, and its construction came in on schedule and within budget, after an intense and immensely intricate two-year-plus construction programme.
Giuricich Group picture left to right: Nicky Giuricich; Adrian Faccio, Julian Giuricich, Gerard Giuricich, Adrian Giuricich and Leonard Giuricich.
With a sterling track record of 77 years, Giuricich Bros has delivered many landmark construction projects countrywide, but Springs Mall is the largest so far.
Giuricich’s impressive portfolio of landmark construction projects includes, among others, the 6-Star Green Star SA Office Design certified WWF offices in Johannesburg; expanding Vaal Mall in Vanderbijl Park; redeveloping the iconic Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks, Durban; building McDonalds restaurants countrywide; the 20 West Street Capital Hotel building in Sandton; the original BMW head office in Midrand; recent motor dealerships for Mercedes-Benz, KIA and Hyundai; switch-centres for MTN countrywide; and, it was one of the contractors in the original development of well-known shopping centres such as Hyde Park, Fourways Mall, Southgate and Rosebank Mall.
Now its construction of the beautiful new Springs Mall, has become the jewel in Giuricich Bros’ impressive crown of groundbreaking and successful projects.
“We are hugely proud of the all-new Springs Mall. It is a real distinction for Giuricich Bros Construction as the main contractor, and everyone involved in the development. As a testament to our confidence in this excellent retail asset, we are also a co-investor in the mall through Murinda Investments, which is part of the Giuricich Bros Group,” says Nicky Giuricich, director of Giuricich Bros Construction.
Springs Mall is a joint venture between the Giuricich Bros Group, Blue Crane Eco Mall (Pty) Ltd, Flanagan & Gerard Property Development & Investment, and JSE-listed retail REIT Vukile Property Fund. The mall is the vision Springs-based D’Arrigo family.
The spectacular two-level Springs Mall, which has become the only regional shopping centre in its city, demanded the highest level of construction skill and expertise from its contractor. It also required innovative construction solutions executed to the highest standards to unlock the project.
“Over seven decades, we have built up our construction expertise and pedigree, and today we are completely equipped for the construction of large-scale, high-quality and multifaceted developments like Springs Mall,” says contracts director, Nicky Giuricich.” I would like to thank my entire team, professionals, suppliers and my fellow directors, who were with me on site virtually 24/7 in the last few weeks.
Our family values and Italian passion, I firmly believe, had a big influence on me and my entire team.”
In addition, the company has forged a reputation for leadership in environmentally innovative construction. Springs Mall brought Giuricich Bros specialised green know-how to the fore once again, with the mall’s construction brief being to build responsible development for its environmentally sensitive site, set amid wetlands.
As one of South Africa’s largest privately owned and managed construction companies Giuricich Bros is committed to the country and passionate about driving positive impacts that support and grow the economy, society and local businesses.
For Springs Mall, this included ensuring that construction material, products and labour were sourced locally wherever possible.
“Springs Mall regional shopping centre is a well-built quality property and a world-class shopping mall. Its development involved enormous vision and passion. We are thrilled to have been part of creating this top-notch retail real estate asset. We are excited for its future and for the future Giuricich Bros Construction which, through this project, has built on its success and taken its professional construction services to an entirely new level. The team at Giuricich Bros Group can proudly undertake similar large retail projects and we look forward to our ongoing association with our partners with this uniquely innovative and appealing Springs Mall,” says financial director, Gerard Giuricich.