Double green rating achieved for GE Africa Innovation Centre

The GE Africa Innovation Centre (GEAIC) in Melrose Estate, Johannesburg has received top sustainability accreditation from both South Africa and the US, thanks for a collaboration between architecture and interior architecture specialist Paragon Group, and integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM. Not only has the GEAIC clinched a Green Star Interior rating from the Green Building…

144 Oxford Road development morphs through various iterations over 8 years

Growthpoint Properties’ 144 Oxford Road development in Rosebank, Johannesburg is Paragon Group’s largest project at present, consisting of 35,000m2 of premium-grade office space. Developed to capitalise on the demand for P-grade office space in the central Rosebank precinct, which currently exceeds that of nearby Sandton and Melrose, the project has been refined over an eight-year…

R130m Paledi Mall expansion under way

Construction on the 7000m² third phase expansion of Paledi Mall in the rural Limpopo town of Mankweng is under way, and will take it to 32,000m² in size. Pretoria-based owner Twin City Development is investing more than R130m in the expansion and has brought in leasing and development specialists Retail Network Services (RNS) to advise…

Phase one of Sandton Gate development on track

Joint developers of the Sandton Gate precinct Abland and Tiber have confirmed that they are on track to complete phase one of the mixed-use development. The first phase will include 15,500m² commercial space, 13,000m² P-grade office space and a 2,500m² Planet Fitness positioned on the piazza level of the building. Confirmed tenants will assume occupancy…

Gift of the Givers pulls out of Makhanda

Disaster relief organisation Gift of the Givers unexpectedly announced on Wednesday, 15 May, its immediate withdrawal from Makana Municipality, where Makhanda (formerly Grahamstown) is located. Gift of the givers has been distributing water around the drought stricken Makana municipality (where Makhanda, formerly Grahamstown, is located). Photo: Lucas Nowicki The organisation has been providing much-needed drought…