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

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



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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