Nelson Mandela Square


Nelson Mandela Square One of the largest open public spaces in the country, Nelson Mandela Square is the result of long development process. The 56,000m2 mixed use development by Stocks & Stocks Properties was for co-owners, Stocks & Stocks Limited, the Transnet Pension Fund and the Sandton City consortium (Liberty Life and Pareto). Linked by a retail-lined bridge to Sandton City, this development effectively increased Sandton City’s rentable area by 50% and provided an open-air meeting and dining are above a multi-level basement parking garage. Neil Gardner was MD of Stocks & Stocks Properties, working closely with his deputy chairman, Bart Dorrestein and the professional team to create, arguably, the heart of modern Sandton. Project Details Location Sandton, Johannesburg Sector Mixed Use - Retail, Commercial, Hotel and Residential Rentable Area 56,000m² Team Stocks & Stocks Properties, GAPP Architects, Bentel & Abramson Architects and Meyer Pienaar Architects Date 1994



Portside A joint initiative between Old Mutual and FirstRand Bank, Portside is over 52,000m²of prime AAA office and retail space. The R1.6bn project in the financial district of Cape Town’s Foreshore, is 139 metres high and has been described as a ‘city in the sky’. As Old Mutual Property’s deal originator at the time, Neil Gardner led the development team that saw Portside developed to offer tenants panoramic vistas, contemporary interiors and superior green efficiency, producing an exceptionally healthy working environment while significantly reducing energy costs. As such it has become a benchmark of environmental sustainability in terms of both construction and building management processes. Portside is the only 5-Star Green Building high rise in South Africa. GPS’ development manager and sustainability consultant, Michelle de Toit, was Old Mutual Property’s development manager on this building. Project Details Location Cape Town CBD Sector Commercial and Retail Rentable Area 52,000m² Team DHK Architects & Louis Karol Architects, De Leeuw Quantity Surveyors’ Date 2012

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