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138 CONSTRUCTION |Bentel Associates International 155,000m2 Canal Walk Shopping Centre
in Cape Town, which opened at the turn
of the millenium, and at the time initiated several new local trends in mall design. The construction of this large-scale mall ushered in a new era of shopping centres in South Africa, with many similar developments following it.
Now, 17 years after construction was completed on the site, Canal Walk still remains the fourth largest shopping centre in South Africa, which is a testament to the magnitude of the project at that time.
Not only did the Canal Walk development bring a large-scale retail centre to the

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