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October 2011

IT’S “ALL SYSTEMS GO” FOR NEW R650M SECTIONAL TITLE OFFICE DEVELOPMENT NEXT TO THE SANDTON GAUTRAIN STATION

The ever changing Sandton skyline is in for a new addition as earthworks begin on the exciting new R650m Katherine & West office development. The impressive new development by Barrow Properties, opposite the Sandton Gautrain station and next to the new Radisson, will take 26 months to complete and its striking façade, reminiscent of ocean waves, will create a new global landmark in what’s regarded as “the CBD of Africa”. …Read More

Penthouses promise good returns in South Africa, says Fin24

The value of penthouses in South Africa has risen astronomically over the last couple years, according to a report by Fin24. Cape Town saw the highest price for a penthouse at the One & Only Hotel which went for an impressive R115 million, to a local buyer by Seeff Properties. The remaining two penthouses at the hotel are going for R105 million and R95 million (for a 1,440m2 and 798m2 …Read More

Residential property: build or buy?

It used to be more cost effective to build your own residence, until the recession and reduction of property prices, as well as increasing building costs made it the more expensive option. In fact, Stats SA released a report earlier this year showing that the value of plans approved by large municipalities had increased by 4,9% in the first half of the year compared to the same period the year …Read More

5 Trends in office space design

Facebook started out in a dorm room, and Google in a garage. Productive office spaces are not confined to skyscrapers and cubicles, and, let’s be honest, we’re all tired of the worker bee analogies. The 21st Century is about more than just making good on promises for the environment, but doing good to the client and employee too, which has positive effects on productivity. Office spaces are changing to be …Read More

New developments in Sandton take home SAPOA awards

Of the nine awards handed out by the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) in their Innovative Excellence in Property Development Awards, five were given to properties in Sandton. The awards testify to the architectural and environmental innovation of Sandton’s new developments, from the Alice Lane Towers to Pick n Pay on William Nicol. These five new developments in Sandton took home top honours.