Loftus Versfeld and its surroundings are set to get a massive economic and aesthetic upgrade with the construction of a Rl.2 billion shopping and office precinct. The project, which will consist of shops, restaurants, an office park, a hotel, a gym and a sports museum. This futuristic and environmentally friendly project will be positioned at the corner of Park and Kirkness streets and will be bordered by Pretoria High School for Girls and Loftus Versfeld Stadium. The development will occupy the entire tennis court and the open field parking on the north side of the stadium. The buildings are all green star rated. The old Northern Transvaal Tennis Union heritage building (the old Sin Bin) will also be restored and will find a place within the precinct. It’s the Heritage Building of the Northern Transvaal Tennis Union. It was their old clubhouse and they have relocated to Groenkloof, they will be restoring the building and will make commercial use of the building.
Several tenants had already been signed to rent space in this comprehensive development which would include premium grade commercial office space, hand-picked shops with novel retail outlets, a state-of-the-art gym, restaurants, an open-air piazza, a sports medical center, a sports exhibition center and a four-star hotel.
Delport announced that the mixed-use development will host the first Radisson RED hotel in South Africa. The world’s first Radisson RED Hotel opened in Brussels, Belgium only last month.
“Loftus Park is proud to welcome this new concept as part of the project’s first phase,” he said.
Radisson RED is a new lifestyle select brand inspired by the ageless millennial mindset and has a forward-thinking design.
Situated on the northern side of Loftus Versveld, Loftus Park would be built in three phases and could also see the northern facade of the iconic rugby stadium being refurbished to fit in with the look and feel of the new development.
“Service upgrade initiatives for Loftus Park include the upgrading of traffic intersections, reducing traffic bottlenecks in Park and Kirkness streets with additional lanes, new traffic signals, traffic calming measures, street lights and pavements aimed at improving the flow of motorised and pedestrian traffic in the precinct as far afield as Magnolia Dell,” Delport said.
|Cladding profile/ type used||Safintra Saflok 700/ Newlok|
|Cladding area/ coverage and tonnage||2700m²|
|Project Team Role||Company|
|Architect||Studio 9 International|
|Structural Engineer||Not provided by nominator|
|Engineer||Not provided by nominator|
|Quantity Surveyor||Not provided by nominator|
|Project Manager||Redefine Property Group|
|Steelwork Contractor||Ferro Eleganza|
|Steel Erector||Ferro Eleganza|
|Cladding Manufacturer||Not provided by nominator|
|Cladding Supplier||Not provided by nominator|
|Cladding Contractor||Chartwell Roofing|
|Not provided by nominator|
|Not provided by nominator|
|Photographer, Photo competition||Sublime Film|
|Photographer, Other submitted images||Not provided by nominator|
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