Huge development for Ekurhuleni
Lords View Industrial Park
The centrality of Lords View Industrial Park, bordering the N1, with its excellent road infrastructure and proximity to major routes, access to a large labour force in surrounding areas and just 12km from OR Tambo International, makes it a location of choice.
Lords View has been planned as an environmentally friendly and eco-sensitive industrial and logistics park, and makes use of the latest developments in cleaner, greener township development. This is reflected in:
The GreenReef development aims to establish a smart city that will compete on a global scale. In particular, the development seeks to create an economically and socially inclusive integrated mixed use and mixed income district. The development places emphasis on green development, centred around environmentally sensitive public open spaces and the rehabilitation of old mining areas. The development will cover 348 hectares during its first phase and is located about 5km from OR Tambo International.
The proposed development is structured according to six activity nodes/hubs as follows: high density residential node; micro-manufacturing and maker hub; retail and leisure; business and innovation hub; regional transport hub; and education and skills development campus. Currently there is a private school which is being constructed, due to open in 2019.
S&J Industrial Park
Set to be one of the biggest industrial parks in Gauteng, S&J Industrial Park will span an impressive 160ha. The property is owned by Redefine Properties and Abland.
The S&J Industrial development aims to establish an industrial centre on approximately 160 hectares (ha) of developable land by providing a mixed-use development. The overall development focuses on manufacturing and warehousing and distribution land-uses; however, it also proposes other mixed-uses such as commercial and office space. Situated on the eastern side of Germiston, south of the M2 and bordering major routes including the N3, N12 and N17, S&J will have great visibility and access to neighbouring provinces and regional business areas.
The Riverfields development is situated in the centre of the Albertina Sisulu Corridor and is approximately 1900 hectares in size, 15 minutes for
O R Tambo International. The development is to comprise predominantly of mixed-use residential, retail and business activities. With great visibility and coverage along the corridor, it is anticipated that the Riverfields node will become a first-class destination choice for retail, residential and logistical land uses.
Housing developments (Glen Erasmia Boulevard and Glen Eagle Estate) and commercial developments including Plumbago Business and Logistics Parks and Glen Eagle Office Park have already taken place within this development, hosting various corporate tenants such as TERRACO, Takealot and DHL.
The Glen Gory development is a mixed-use development compromising retail, high-density residential development and an office complex. Described as a world-class node incorporating a regional mall, a lifestyle mall, a value-mart centre, big box retailers such as Builders Warehouse and Makro, the retail component will include retailers such as Checkers, Woolworths, Edgars, Foschini and Pick n Pay. The mall will also incorporate a piazza for showcasing events, concerts and other community festivities, as well as an office node and medical suites.
This is an extensive, 300 hectare, large-scale, mixed-use development that forms part of the Greater Carnival Node straddling the N17 in Brakpan. The development comprises mixed land use, including the development of retail, automotive, offices and a private hospital. The first phase, Dalpark Extension 19, contains a number of major clients such as a Makro, Build-It and Hyundai.
Carnival Junction will strengthen an emerging mixed-use node centred on the N17-Snake Road interchange, which currently comprises the Carnival City Casino and a commercial area located on the north-western quadrant of this interchange. It has good access to labour pools and the “work-live” concept will become a reality, with various types of residential opportunities incorporated within the estate. On the cards are a retirement village, medical centre, office park, commercial hub, and an industrial hub.
This development is located in the far south-east of Ekurhuleni and forms part of the national east-west development corridor. Once complete and fully operational, the development will have a major impact on the economy of Ekurhuleni as well as that of Gauteng. The development encompasses a rail manufacturing plant that will produce 3 500 new train carriages. This project will assist in restoring and replacing Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) existing rolling stock (i.e. locomotives, carriages, wagons, or other vehicles used on railways). Through this the project will contribute to improving the state of South Africa’s trains and public railway system by providing acceptable, safe, and secure public railway services.
The site will also consist of an engineering centre and training facilities. A portion of the budget will be spent on subcontracting to black-empowered entities, qualifying small enterprises and entities owned by black women, training artisans and technicians during the life of the project.
M&T (Twenty One Development) is regarded as a fully-fledged mixed use development providing for industrial, business, retail and residential opportunities. The planning of the Twenty One Development stretched over a period of more than eight years and the initial phases of the development have already been implemented.
Twenty One Development will represent a major new development node within Ekurhuleni, comprising a total land size of 581 hectares. The development will ultimately allow for the establishment of a massive new urban conglomeration within the north of Ekurhuleni, along the Albertina Sisulu Freeway and within close proximity to OR Tambo International Airport.
OR Tambo International
The OR Tambo International Airport precinct consists of various current and future projects being developed by Airports Company South Africa as well as other role players within the precinct, such as the Gauteng Industrial Development Zone. The projects will mainly enhance capacity and develop OR Tambo into a more efficient transport hub for southern Africa, in line with the City of Ekurhuleni Aerotropolis Master Plan.
The precinct comprises approximately 1 551 hectares and the land uses contained within the precinct include industrial, hotel, commercial, retail, transport, logistics, warehousing, roads and various other airport related facilities.
The proposed Tambo Springs Inland Port has been identified as a strategic link between Gauteng and Durban. The Project is part of the Strategic Infrastructure Programme (SIP 2), led by Transnet and national government. Therefore, the development is part of the Gauteng-KZN 2050 programme and has other strategic and beneficial linkages.
It was identified as one of the solutions for the required freight capacity expansion and will therefore be developed as an International terminal and associated logistics hub. The development will have roads and rail facilities, trucking and intermodal yards, warehousing, customs clearance facilities and other uses that are associated with an Inland Port and Logistics Hub.The proposed inland Port and Logistics Hub is well located and is highly accessible from the N3 route to Durban, the N1 to Cape Town as well as Port Elizabeth and East London. Additionally, the proposed port is highly accessible to industrial areas in and around Gauteng.
Leeuwpoort Housing Development is an affordable housing development of approximately 4 620 residential units, with a total land size of 95 hectares. The proposed project is located South of Boksburg CBD, which is a typical mixed-use business area consisting of government and commercial offices, retail, residential units, warehouses and civic facilities.
The City of Ekurhuleni earmarked the land for the development at various densities and for various levels of affordability to be a mixed-use and mixed-income development. The site fulfills the Ekurhuleni Growth and Development Strategy 2050: to promote infill development and densification. As an infill development it integrates the various pockets of development in the area into a cohesive urban environment.