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New Pwc offices at the Silo Precinct near completion

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The new Pwc offices are scheduled for completion in June 2016 with 13,500 sqm of AAA grade office space, and the goal of being rated 4 green stars. The structure is currently far advanced with the roof slab being poured on the northern core. PwC and the V&A Waterfront Holdings (Pty) Ltd signed […]

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Voortrekker Road corridor, Athlone Power station and Conradie Hospital receive national investment priority

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Voortrekker Road corridor, Athlone Power station and Conradie Hospital receive national investment priority

Cities are already taking steps to encourage higher land use density and inner city redevelopment, under the authority of the new Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act. This will unlock significant further private sector development potential across […]

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City intersections to priorities pedestrians

Image credits : www.iol.co.za, David Ritchie

At about 80 intersections in the Cape Town city centre all the traffic lights change to red at the same time, giving pedestrians the chance to cross the street without fear of passing cars.
Pedestrian control is part of a larger project to improve traffic signal timing at the 110 intersections […]

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V&A Waterfront announces R700m ‘Canal District’

A night-time render of Amsterdam House Credit: dhk architects

The R700 million first phase of a new district at the V&A Waterfront is underway with a corporate head office for British American Tobacco South Africa (BAT South Africa) as the first project in this mixed-use area. Totalling 75 000 m² (or 7.6 hectares), the mixed-use Canal District straddles both […]

Planning work for the future of the Athlone Power Station site to commence

Mayoral committee member for energy, environmental and spatial planning Johan van der Merwe told Weekend Argus this week that the call for tenders for urban planning, engineering and other technical services in the predevelopment phase of the project was expected to be announced early this year.
Work on the 36ha site is expected to continue for […]

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Cape Town could get Tesla ‘gigafactory’

Tesla battery gigafactory site, outside Reno, Nevada, Jan 6, 2015 Credit: Bob Tregilus

The factory would manufacture Tesla Powerwall batteries, which can store sufficient electricity to power an entire home. They are charged by solar panels. South African-born Musk is building a $5-billion gigafactory in the Nevada desert, in the US, to produce Powerwalls. It will be […]

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Silo 3 & 4 mixed-use buildings under construction at V&A Waterfront

Makeka Design Lab in joint venture with VDMMA have been appointed for the design of Silo 3 and 4, two mixed use buildings consisting of retail and high-end residential apartments. The buildings form part of the Silo District Developments surrounding the Zeitz MOCAA situated at the heart of the Precinct. Silo Square will provide a […]

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The first 4 units at the Empower Shack project completed

Empower Shack is an interdisciplinary development project directed by U-TT and the local NGO Ikhayalami Development Services, in collaboration with the BT-Section community and associated local and international partners. The ongoing pilot phase is focused on a cluster of 68 houses within the BT-Section of Khayelitsha. Through innovative design and organizational models, the project aims to […]

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Cape Town plans to introduce electric buses

 

The City of Cape Town says it will next month advertise a multimillion-rand tender for the procurement of a fleet of 12m-long electric buses, in line with its commitment to lowering carbon emissions. The city is also considering electric double-decker buses for longer distance trips. The tender, worth R50m over two years, specifies that the electric buses […]

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Two Rivers Urban Park: Cape Town’s ambition to plan well-located sustainable city for 20,000

A vision produced as an outcome of The Density Syndicate (Credit: dhk architects & urban designers in association with Jakupa architects and urban designer )

The City’s Mayoral Committee on 19 January 2016, recommended that Council support the Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) relating to the TRUP Project, between the City, the Western Cape Government (WCG), and the […]