Sandton Urban Precinct

 

PROJECT BACKGROUND

The project was an invited competition put out by the Public Investment Corporation of South Africa. The site is located behind the Morningside Medi-Clinic in Sandton on the corner of Hill and Rivonia Roads.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The project consisted of a run-down office park used by medical practitioners operating from the Morningside Medi-Clinic. The bulk rights for the property was increased substantially by the City of Johannesburg and this allowed the property to be redeveloped as a mixed-use urban precinct containing a Hotel, Apartments, Retail and Office space. The link with the hospital would be maintained and this would allow all the medical practitioners to be re-accommodated as well as new office uses unrelated to the medical professions.

The concept resulted in an Urban Environment focussed around a public square and included a public road that would increase permeability for a Sandton traffic conjestion perspective. It also allowed for neighbouring properties to redevelop as part of the development and add to the offering of the precinct as a whole.

The competition still has to be awarded due to the fact that the project was placed on hold by PIC internal processes

LOCATION

Morning side, Sandton, Johannesburg, Africa

INCEPTION YEAR

2014 – Current

PROJECTED YEAR OF COMPLETION

Still awaiting completion

PROJECT TYPE

Hotel with Serviced Apartments, Retail Centre, Offices

PROJECT SIZE

Phase 01 95,000.00 SQM

PROJECT PARTNERS

Executed under the employ of Osmond Lange Architects & Master Planners and Ikemeleng Architects

VARIOUS DISCIPLINES INVOLVED

Project Management Urban Design & Architecture Bulk Modelling

PROJECT REFERENCES

Graham Wilson Director: Osmond Lange Architects and Master Planners E: grahamw@o-l.co.za C: +2783 655 0964