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Old December 20th, 2005, 07:25 PM   #1
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** Cancelled ** #Lakeview Towers-Residential-30F-Centurion




NAME: Lakeview Towers
LOCATION: Centurion, Pretoria
STATUS: Proposed
FLOORS: 30F
HEIGHT: ?
USE: Residential

Comprises 300 apartments priced from R900 000 to R4,2m
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Old December 20th, 2005, 07:29 PM   #2
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will be impressive, but i am sad that it will be so removed from other rise buildings. I did read today that the Legacy hotel group who developed the Centurion Lake Hotel are in talks to develop a 20F hotel on the opposite side of the lake of this dev, but even then, that will only be 2 highrises for the area, and they will stand out like sore thumbs
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Old December 21st, 2005, 11:13 AM   #3
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You are right... they will stand out like the two sore thumbs in Bloemfontein!
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Old December 21st, 2005, 11:51 PM   #4
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nice building "tall" but in the wrong place any idea on the height
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 12:27 AM   #5
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Yeah it will stick out but maybe it's the start of a skyscraper boom in the area.. gotta start somewhere I suppose. It'll look quite cool if we got a whole cluster of building surrounding the lake.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 07:32 PM   #6
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whats the chance of a cluster tho? i dont see it happening....but i do like this one
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I would bet...in the next 10 years we might start to see a cluster forming......at least I hope. Although....it still wont be more than a Suburban skyline..but skyline none-the-less!
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 05:27 PM   #8
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Heard from a Centurion-resident that this is apparently to be built within walking distance from Gautrain station at the "Lake".
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Old January 4th, 2006, 12:39 PM   #9
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thats makes sense, in OZ there is tax discouints for developing nodes around major transport mass transport routes like St leonard in Sydney
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Old January 4th, 2006, 04:32 PM   #10
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It definitely looks like some of the new residential projects in London, England along the Thames + area
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Old March 18th, 2006, 01:41 PM   #11
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any idea when this will start to rise?
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Old August 15th, 2006, 02:55 PM   #12
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any news from the gauties?
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Old September 15th, 2006, 12:05 AM   #13
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yeh...anything??? i do like it...just wonder whats going on? still heard nothing about any others nearby that might make it stand out less like a sore thumb
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Old September 15th, 2006, 12:26 AM   #14
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I think the point is that if it's near a Gautrain station, then there's ought to be some more density there in coming years.
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Old September 15th, 2006, 12:28 AM   #15
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yes, but do we know that the station actually is right here?
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Building of residential development alongside Centurion waterfront could begin soon

Construction on the Centurion Lake Towers mixed-use development is expected to begin during the first half of next year, Lyons Financial Solutions Holdings CE Garry Fromentin says. 밫he project is still on track and has received overwhelming support from the Council of Tswane and various interested parties, including local and offshore investors and banks which want to fund the scheme, he says. Fromentin explains that the delay in the project, which was scheduled to begin in the third quarter of this year, was mainly due to municipal elections which took place earlier this year. The waterfront Centurion area is dominated by offices and retail shops, but not much in the way of residential blocks, and it is against this background that Lyons Financial Solutions, in conjunction with joint-venture partner Mark Isaacson, decided to invest in the area. Using its experience as a joint developer of the Sandton Emperor, Lyons identified the niche market for upmarket apartment living in Tshwane, offering magnificent views and secure lifestyle space. The R400-million development will comprise 300 apartments, three basements and 26 floors, including three levels of penthouses. Also featured will be a private gym and a kinder- garten, a reception area and a post office service. One of the main challenges that Lyons had to face was developing a solution for the foundation of the building, since Centurion is notorious for its dolomite problem, which resulted in the company뭩 having to devise an innovative foundation solution. The problem was creatively tackled by a team of specialist consultants, working in conjunc-tion with the Tshwane metro, the National Home Builders Registration Council and the Geo- sciences Council. A geological survey of the site, carried out by Holland Muter Associates, confirmed the presence of dolomitic bedrock varying in depth from 0,5 m to 32 m and the presence of voids in the overburden. 밒n order to ensure the lowest possible level of risk, we decided that the design solution would be such that no reliance would be made on bearing on the overburden and that all loads would be transferred to the bedrock material, former Lyons representative Tim Redman is on record as saying. Jones Wagenaar, a specialist geotechnical consultancy, and Sotiralis Consulting, a structural and civil engineering firm, were appointed to investigate and provide a suitable solution. The investigation suggested that shafts, rather than piles, be proposed so that a proper inspection of founding conditions and proof-drilling of the base of the shaft could be carried out. The shafts will be excavated and lined internally with precast pipes. Excavations will be continued in about 1,2-m-deep steps, and excavated areas will then be stabilised with mesh and gunnite. A 2-m-deep socket will be excavated in the bedrock at the bottom of the shaft, after which proof-drilling and visual inspections will be carried out. The shaft will then be filled with reinforced concrete to provide pillar support for the superstructure.

밒n order to use loading capacities fully, a system of transfer beams will be provided at the top of the shafts to distribute loading from the more closely-spaced columns of the superstructure, says Redman. The rest of the superstructure will comprise conventional reinforced-concrete columns, beams, slabs and shear walls.

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Old December 15th, 2006, 06:33 AM   #17
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excellent so its still alive. I have it listed as approved
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Old December 16th, 2006, 01:10 PM   #18
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NICE that its still going will be the best thing to happen to sprawl of centurion
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Old December 18th, 2006, 05:21 PM   #19
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Who would want to have a flat in the middle though - looks like you'd never see the sun!
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Old December 18th, 2006, 06:15 PM   #20
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30F!!! awesome
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