December 6, 2016

Joburg Style Issue 35

December 6, 2016

27 Boxes brings more to shoppers and entrepreneurs with Pop Up @ 27

In the profusion of Jo’burg shopping malls, there is one that truly stands out as unique. Distinct in design and entrepreneurially friendly, Melville’s 27 Boxes is […]
November 28, 2016

Night market becomes a regular thing

MELVILLE – 27 Boxes buzzes in the night. October 31, 2016 FUN: The Melville Night Market at 27 Boxes takes place every Wednesday. There’s exciting news […]
November 28, 2016

Xmax markets: Yule be sorry if you miss it

Yolisa Mkele and Andrea Nagel | 19 October, 2016 08:18 BRANCH OFFICE: Beechwood Gardens Charity Lunch beats the mall hands down You may not have heard […]
November 28, 2016

Melville gets it’s night market

MELVILLE – 27 Boxes launches a night market set for every Wednesday. October 19, 2016 A new night markets open up at 27 Boxes. Photo: Supplied […]
November 28, 2016

27 Boxes

Inspired by similar developments like Box Park in London’s Shoreditch, 27 Boxes, a shipping container shopping development in Melville, has transformed a disused park into 80 […]
November 28, 2016


ADDRESS 4th Avenue , Melville View map Maybe you’re thinking that the last thing Jozi needs is another night market – but I promise this one’s […]
November 28, 2016

A Joho countermall gets a quality overhaul

Milisuthando Bongela 12 Oct 2016 00:00 Kat van Duinen at 44 Stanley in Aukland Park, Johannesburg. (Oupa Nkosi, M&G) For years, developer Brian Green’s vision for […]
November 28, 2016

yda walt studio

contact Yda Walt Cell: 082 530 2925 Send us an e-mail Visit our web site venue Studio and Printing Courses Auckland Park Johannesburg time Yda Walts […]
November 28, 2016

Concrete whisperer

MELVILLE – A designer’s passion for design translates into the beautiful pieces he makes. September 22, 2016 Designer Deon de Lange is a creative artist that […]
November 28, 2016

A passion for litter, a mind for art

WESTDENE – An artist strives to inspire people to recycle items they no longer need in order to take care of the environment. October 4, 2016 […]
November 28, 2016

Fun, foosball and entertainment at 27 Boxes

MELVILLE – Heritage Day activities are going to get hearts beating faster. September 20, 2016 FUN FOR CHILDREN: Art will become the focus of the day […]
November 23, 2016


Openings at The Storr Room and Widmer & Co, and an exhibition of advertising posters from Andy Rice and Ken Preston, proved a great drawcard to […]
November 23, 2016


To call Charles Storr a furniture designer is only half the story. A colourful character with an original take on style, Charles is a welcome addition […]
November 23, 2016

The Storr Room in The Sunday Times

November 23, 2016

27 Boxes brings more to shoppers and entrepreneurs with Pop Up @ 27

In the profusion of Jo’burg shopping malls, there is one that truly stands out as unique. Distinct in design and entrepreneurially friendly, Melville’s 27 Boxes is […]
September 22, 2016

Fun, foosball and entertainment at 27 Boxes

Fun, foosball and entertainment at 27 Boxes | Northcliff Melville Times MELVILLE – Heritage Day activities are going to get hearts beating faster. 2 days ago […]
November 24, 2015

5 Melville hangouts New York wishes they had


Date: 23th Novemver 2015

New Yorkers are claiming to know the hottest spots in Melville and who could disagree?

August 18, 2015

Shipyard Shopping

Publication:House and Leisure

Date: 17th August 2015

Since the shipping container trend hit local shores we’ve seen it develop into a genuine approach to alternative building and a popular new aesthetic whether in homes or commercial spaces. Which is why the recent unveiling of 27 Boxes – the country’s first container shopping centre – delights us.

July 30, 2015

27Boxes | Places


Date: 29th July 2015

Innovation is about re-defining the status quo, making changes to your world by creating new value from new ideas. This is exactly what ‘27 boxes’ in Melville, Johannesburg has achieved.

July 21, 2015


Publication:Future Spaces

Date: 17th July 2015

Making a bold statement, yet blending into the surrounding suburb of Melville, 27Boxes is a realisation of edgy design and practical implementation.

July 16, 2015

27Boxes – A ‘Contained’ Shopping Experience!

Publication:Mia Musings

Date: 15th July 2015

So what’s this big hype? It’s just another shopping mall, eh! Hell no! 27 Boxes is a unique concept – made entirely out of shipping containers, this place is far from the bustling, glitzy malls of the city, that seem to kill all the joy I might ever have for shopping

July 9, 2015

27Boxes: New Hot Spot in Joburg

Publication:Garden and Home

Date: July 2015

Jo’burgers love a trendy new place to go, and this certainly fits the bill. For those who are nervous of parking in Melville, there is safe underground parking – just get there early. While some ‘boxes’ are still empty there are plenty of interesting shops that are open.

July 8, 2015

Thinking inside the 27 BOXES


Date: 8th July 2015

Shopping in Joburg just got a whole lot quirkier, innovative, and fun, thanks to 27Boxes in Melville...

July 7, 2015

Ship-shape Melville mall open for trade


Date: 6th July 2015

Johannesburg - The long-awaited container shopping centre, 27Boxes, has finally opened its doors in Melville.

July 7, 2015

27Boxes | Joburg’s Clever and Colourful Retail Centre made from Shipping Containers

Publication:Between 10 and 5

Date: 3rd July 20155

Not only is 27Boxes cleverly designed and quite practical, it’s also visually interesting with bright colours and sharp shapes. There’s an airy amphitheatre, a garden area and a play park where they plan to host events and markets

July 2, 2015

Shipping container shopping centre opens in Melville

Publication:Engineering News

Date: 1nd July 2015

Property management company Citiq on Wednesday launched its R30-million mall-meets-market shopping centre, 27Boxes.

July 2, 2015

Melville’s R30m 27Boxes unveiled


Date: 2nd July 2015

Retail centre set to rejuvenate the once vibrant area.

July 2, 2015

First shipping-containers shopping mall opens in South Africa


Date: 1st July 2015

Over a 100 traders have opened their doors at 27Boxes shopping centre in Melville, Johannesburg. As the first of its kind in South Africa, the development has been built entirely from shipping containers with a mix of brick and concrete.

July 2, 2015

27boxes a shipping container development for a quirky shopping centre

Publication:eProp Commercial Property News

Date: 1st July 2015

Shipping containers make for an amazingly simple building module, with the overall design strongly influenced by the use of what are essentially large ‘lego’ blocks.

June 24, 2015

27Boxes interview on Joburg Today TV

Publication:Joburg Today TV

Date: 23rd June 2015

27Boxes is a new development that falls somewhere between a shopping centre and a market. It's located in the heart of Melville and it's shaking things up.

June 22, 2015

Melville’s 27Boxes Opens Its Doors


Date: June 2015

27Boxes is a new development that falls somewhere between a shopping centre and a market. It's located in the heart of Melville and it's shaking things up.

June 11, 2015

A Bespoke Centre for Creative People Comes to Melville

Publication: Hello Joburg

Date: June 2015

Hello Joburgers we are proud to share with you the first shipping container centre in the country has come on stream.

June 10, 2015

Joburg’s Trendy Melville Neighborhood Gets ‘27 Boxes Mall’

Publication: Voice of America

Date: June 2015

A "shopping mall" constructed entirely out of shipping containers is nearing completion in Johannesburg.

April 28, 2015

Shipping containers turned into architecture


Date: 28th April 2015

Clever design plays a major role in creating a stylish, aesthetically pleasing living spaces, with splashes of colour that dominate the interiors and exteriors of these cargotecture buildings.

April 2, 2015

Quick walk to success in sandals with a good sole

Publication: BDLive

Date: 1st April 2015

Galago Sandals is launching later this year at 27Boxes in the Johannesburg suburb of Melville – SA’s first shopping centre made entirely of shipping containers.

February 25, 2015

Ingenious shipping container retail centre comes to Melville

Publication: Gauteng Tourism Authority Website

Date: 17th February 2015

The design of the 27Boxes will reflect the vibrant, trendy and somewhat bohemian character that makes Melville famous, transforming it into a bespoke shopping centre and parkland.

February 12, 2015

A Shipping Container Shopping Centre In Melville

Publication: JHB Live

Date: 9th February 2015

Intro to the article: A new development is set to inject life into the suburb of Melville. It's called 27Boxes and will be a niche and unique shopping centre built out of shipping containers. "Joburg is so desperately short of... cultural precincts," says Paul Lapham, CEO of the Citiq Group, which is the company behind the project.

January 23, 2015

27Boxes Melville Mall

Publication: Visi

Date: 21st January 2015

The trend of using eco-friendly and inexpensive shipping containers as business hubs is growing. Now they're being used to create a contemporary shopping centre in Melville...

January 15, 2015

Melville’s trendy centre built of of boxes on track

Publication: The Star

Date: 9th January 2015

27Boxes has been designed to reflect the vibrant, trendy and bohemian nature of the Joburg suburb and will include an art gallery and studios, bakery, micro-brewery, furniture manufacturer, restaurant and coffee shop as well as a boutique garden centre..

November 19, 2014

Melville pop-up mall stacks up

Publication: Sunday Times

Date: 19th October 2014

Arthur Blake, the MD of Citiq Property Developers, is developing Melville’s derelict Faan Smit Park on 4th Avenue into a retail outlet using shipping containers to create business spaces.

November 17, 2014

SA’s first shipping container retail site to get underway

Publication: Destiny Connect

Date: 26th September 2014

The trendy suburb of Melville is set to play host to the country’s first retail development created entirely with shipping containers

November 17, 2014

Mellville shipping container shopping centre gets go-ahead

Publication: IOL

Date: Friday, 26th September 2014

The new container shopping centre in Melville is set to become a reality after the city approved the site development plan.

The development, in the Faan Smit Park west of 7th Street, will become South Africa's first shopping centre made of shipping containers.


Contact us

75 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg
(Public parking is accessed on 4th Ave)


Phone: 011 712 0000

Shopping Hours:
Tuesdays to Saturdays: 10am to 6pm
Wednesdays: 10am to 8pm
Sundays: 10am to 4pm
Public Holidays:10am to 4pm (except Easter, Christmas and New Year)

(Except Good Friday, Christmas and New Year) Opening outside these hours and on Mondays are up to each store.