The Fynbos


The Fynbos The Fynbos will be the first biophilic development in Africa. It is named after a distinctive type of vegetation found only on the southern tip of Africa. The design was carried out by TwentyEightZeroTwo in partnership with botanists, landscapers and sustainability experts to enable increased synergy with the natural environment through the use of plants, trees and sustainable materials. The proposed 288,620ft2 building, which would include 17,000ft2 of retail space, forms an internal street along with 689 apartments spread over 24 floors. The apartments are scaled and priced to appeal to a diverse audience, ranging from luxury studios to 1- and 2-bedroom apartments from 260ft2 – 900ft2 in area. The development which aims to exemplify clean living at its finest and benefits from innovative and internationally accredited urban sustainability features, including extensive use of diverse plants, renewable energy, best practice design mixing the highest standard with green credentials and a ‘smart’ building in terms of its exterior layering. The development's features include a rooftop sunset terrace with lap pool and co-working space, a rooftop fitness centre, a plant-based restaurant, tea room and botanical bar. Amongst other features, residents can enjoy the benefits of a 24hr concierge, SMEG kitchens and integrated planters providing a garden experience for each unit. Gallery [...]

1 on Albert


1 on Albert High-end micro-apartments, 21m² to 48m², semi-furnished with the latest in space-savvy appliances and technology. With retail space below, residents have on-demand access to meeting and eating spots, laundromats, a pharmacy, braai, and entertainment areas.Designed by multi-award-winning architects, Louis Karol, who brought you the V&A Waterfront extension, the Mutual Heights conversion, and the Cape Town stadium.With the appeal of living just three minutes (1.5km) from the centre of the CBD and prices starting at well under R1 million, 1 on Albert is the obvious answer to both first-time buyers looking to get their foot in the door and seasoned property investors looking to expand their portfolios. Gallery Project Details Location Woodstock Sector Mixed-use: Residential & Retail Rentable Area 6,500m2 Team Louis Karol Architects Date 2021

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

The Orangerie


The Orangerie The Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged faced a challenge when Disa Place in Gardens began to grapple with increasing under-utilisation. The retirement home was on an 8,000m² property, sited next to the Mount Nelson Hotel. After consultations led by Neil Gardner, founder of GPS and then deal originator for Old Mutual Property, the organisation elected to develop a R220-million development of duplex and simplex apartments, designed around a garden courtyard with its own canal. The organisation relocated residents of Disa Place to their home of choice. The new complex, The Orangerie, appealed to professionals, regular travellers to Cape Town and investors who achieved excellent rental yields. As with Mutual Heights and Cartwright’s Corner, development followed a successful pre-sales marketing campaign. Project Details Location Cape Town CBD Sector Residential Rentable Area 10,000m² Team Edge Harper Hook Architects, De Leeuw Quantity Surveyors’s, Marketing Pam Golding Property Date 2005

Cartwright’s Corner


Cartwright's Corner The creation of Mutual Heights was followed by the redevelopment of nearby Cartwright’s Corner as an apartment building. Like in Mutual Heights, apartments sold rapidly – all within five months - at prices from R300,000, to up to R6m for penthouses. Resales are steady, and investors have seen excellent capital growth. In 2006, the Old Mutual Property Cartwright’s Corner project, with Neil Gardner leading the development team, was runner up in the refurbishment category in the annual SA Property Owners’ Association (SAPOA) awards for development excellence. Project Details Location Cape Town CBD Sector Residential Rentable Area 12,000m² Team Denis Fabian Architects, De Leeuw Quantity Surveyors’s, Marketing Pam Golding Property Date 2005

Mutual Heights


Mutual Heights The conversion of Mutual Heights, the iconic 67-year-old office building in Cape Town CBD, into an exclusive 178-apartment block is credited as the catalyst that sparked the much-needed rejuvenation of the city centre. Developed by Old Mutual Property, with GPS founder Neil Gardner leading the development team, the conversion generated excellent sales income and breathed new life into an historic art deco building and the city. The conversion won the refurbishment category in the annual SAPOA awards for development excellence in 2005. Launched in 2005, all 178 loft units were sold within two weeks, and steady resales continue. In 2003, they were R6,000 – R7,000/m²; currently they are about 40,000/m². Buyers include young professionals and investors, and attract a national and international market. Project Details Location Cape Town CBD Sector Residential Rentable Area 18,000m² Team Louis Karol Architects, McIntosh Latilla Quantity Surveyors, Marketing Pam Golding Property Date 2004

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