Portswood Square


Portswood Square While still MD of Stocks & Stocks Properties, Neil Gardner was part of os the Portswood Square development project. It was an 18,000m2 mixed use development by Stocks & Stocks Properties, comprising two hotels, offices and parking into the V&A Waterfront. The land price was by way of a swap of 900 parking bays for the 18,000m2 of developable bulk. On completion, Stocks kept the two hotels, the Portswood and the Commodore, and sold the offices and the remaining parking to the Transnet Pension Fund. Project Details Location V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Sector Mixed Use - Retail, Hotel and Residential Rentable Area 18,000m² Team Stocks & Stocks Properties, GAPP Architects Date 1992

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

Gateway Theatre of Shopping


Gateway Theatre of Shopping Developed by Old Mutual Property, Gateway Theatre of Shopping has become a landmark shopping mall. It opened in 2011. Post opening, Neil Gardner led the development team, who broadened Gateway’s retail appeal with the addition of a City Lodge hotel and a Virgin Active gym. Until recently, it was the biggest mall in Africa. The construction and opening of Gateway Theatre of Shopping has also been the driving force for many new developments in the area. Originally a sugar cane plantation, the establishment of Gateway on the site has led to the development of a new town centre and both commercial and residential developments within the region. Project Details Location Umhlanga, Durban Sector Mixed Use - Retail, Hotel and Gym Rentable Area 120,000m² Team Design International Architects, Walter Simpson Quantity Surveyors’s Date 2007

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