Architect and Builder Magazine South Africa May/June 2015 - Page 20

PROJECTVIEW RADISSON RED, V&A WATERFRONT Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront will soon be home to international hotel group Carlson Rezidor’s first new concept in Europe, Africa and the Middle East (EMEA). The Radisson Red in the Silo District is on track to welcome its first guests towards the end of 2016. The new upscale lifestyle concept hotel is being developed and funded by the V&A Waterfront at a cost of R380m. David Green, CEO of the V&A Waterfront, said, “A concept as fresh, exciting and innovative as Radisson Red will perfectly complement the existing hotel offering at the V&A Waterfront. I have no doubt that the proposed innovations of the concept will be incredibly well received by business and leisure travellers alike and make their hotel experience unlike any other.” Nestled between the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) and the office and housing developments that will comprise the Silo District, the Radisson Red will be tech and design savvy and focus on creating an experience that is truly guest-centric. The hotel will offer 235 rooms. Developed in partnership with Carlson Rezidor, ‘Radisson Red’ is a new upscale lifestyle select brand in the group’s portfolio. “With more than 24 million visitors annually, we believe the V&A Waterfront is an attractive prospect for this new hotel,” said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President and CEO of Rezidor. KPMG PLACE, CAPE TOWN The first new office building in many years to break ground on the front row of the Roggebaai Office Precinct is to be known as KPMG Place. Craig Armstrong, a spokesman for the developers, FWJK announced that construction work had just begun on this R400m project being developed for Pietermaritzburg based, Ducatus Group. “This is FWJK's second high rise tower that they have developed in the City Centre after Touchstone House in Bree Street which is due for completion in October this year”, he added.

 Anchor tenant in this 19,000m² mixed use development will be KPMG who are taking 7,000m² of A+ grade office space. KPMG will relocate their entire operation 200m from the MSC Building to 4 Christiaan Barnard Street. Gary Pickering, Managing Partner at KPMG, advised that they had considered many relocation options presented to them over the past two years, with this development assembled by FWJK providing the most attractive option from a cost and design efficiency perspective. Pickering added that they were also attracted by the ‘green’ initiatives that had been incorporated into the building design and believed that KPMG Place would provide them with the perfect home into which they would relocate to during the first half of 2017. The design of KPMG Place has focused on electricity and water savings for the benefit of the occupants and these design initiatives include light motion sensors throughout the office and parking levels, heat resistance glazing, the elimination of geysers throughout the building and the inclusion of wall kettles in place thereof; water saving sanitary and brassware as well as many other design and product initiatives that focus on these savings that will result in KPMG Place having one of the lowest per square metre electricity and water costs in Cape Town and setting the benchmark for comparing varying office relocation options in the future. Developers: FWJK Developments Project Managers: FWJK Project Managers Architect: MWLF Architects QS: FWJK Quantity Surveyors Civil / Structural: Kantey & Templer 20 Mechanical and Wet Services: Ekcon Electrical: Converge Consulting Fire Protection Engineers: Neville Bramley and Associates Town Planner: Tommy Brümmer Main Contractor: NMC Project Watch