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Old January 20th, 2007, 01:31 AM   #1
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CAPE TOWN | The Icon | 18 fl | U/C

The Icon
Cape Town CBD

NAME: The Icon
LOCATION: Foreshore, CBD
STATUS: U/C
FLOORS: 19
HEIGHT: n/a
USE: "Lifestyle Centre" commercial, residential, retail



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Design...
-R390 million lifestyle centre
-designed by DHK Architects
-streetlevel retail
-apt. section has open central space for natural light

What it offers for living...
-secure parking in 2 basement levels and 4 upper levels
-176 apts. ranging from 55 m2 to 156 m2 (7 penthouses)
-private gym, pool open to sky

High tech ideas...
-24 hour security with high tech access control
-constant flow of air throughout building
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Old January 20th, 2007, 01:33 AM   #2
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Icon is rising – and set to change Cape Town’s skyscape

27 Jul 2006 - Seeff -

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Construction on Cape Town’s first 100% empowerment development, the R390 million residential, commercial and retail lifestyle centre, Icon, is moving apace, with 750 workers currently on site.

Construction on Cape Town’s first 100% empowerment development, the R390 million residential, commercial and retail lifestyle centre, Icon, is moving apace, with 750 workers currently on site. Photos just taken by Project Manager Andrew Hoeks of Target Projects already give an indication of the impact that the distinctive architecture of the Icon is set to have on Cape Town’s skyscape. Situated on the corner of Hans Strijdom and Lower Long Street, the centre has prime positioning on a 4000m site in the financial sector of the CBD, with hotels, Cape Town International Convention Centre and V&A Waterfront within the immediate vicinity.

Says Ian Slot, MD of Seeff City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard, who have marketed the Icon since its launch: “You need to actually be in the building to realise what an imposing structure is being created. The atrium is vast, some of the balconies are enormous, and the views are beautiful. Seeff will soon be organising an open day for the public to view the Icon. I would encourage people to take advantage of seeing this lovely new addition to Cape Town’s skylines.”

Shabodien Roomanay, co-Director of Coessa Holdings, the developers of Icon, is delighted with progress: “The building is growing in both size and stature almost on a daily basis. While the weather has been typically of the Cape Town winter nature, we are excited and pleased that building is on track, and in some areas is exceeding the set programme. We expect the building to be largely completed by the end of the year, with finer finishing possibly taking another month or two.”

Hoeks gives an update on progress: “The structural frame is still progressing well despite several work affected inclement weather days experienced of late. The main contractor is in the process of completing the level 15 concrete slab on block A and has commenced with the vertical elements (columns and lift shaft walls, etc.) from level 13 to 14 on block B. The roof slab above level 9 (effectively the 10th floor) is presently being completed on block C. The office areas (in block D) were completed a few months ago. The floors are being completed on a cycle time of less than two weeks per floor (per block).

“The precast facades have also taken some shape over the past few months, as is evident in the photo. The precast elements are fabricated off-site in a controlled environment to maintain high-quality standards and are slung into position by means of the static on-site tower cranes. A unique feature of the Icon building is the Sandstone cladding to the commercial spaces, which will start to take shape over the coming months above street level.

“Several units have been completed on the first few residential floors. The perimeter shells of all commercial and retail spaces have been completed with the exception of the ground floor (street level) shop fronts, which will be installed later in the year. Preparations are being made for potential tenant- specific requirements within these shells. The majority of trades are now well under way on site - evident in the labour force numbers (currently 750 as opposed to 680 at the beginning of July).”

Roomanay has the final word: “We are incredibly happy that by and large we are on target and that we are able to offer an upmarket, five-star development of this type and nature in an area that is now the place to be. We know that we are complementing the many other developments in Cape Town that will all add up to bring people back into the City. That Coessa has been involved will hopefully pave the way for many more similar opportunities in the future.”

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Old January 20th, 2007, 01:33 AM   #3
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Last photo update... new ones coming soon:

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Old January 20th, 2007, 04:52 PM   #4
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nice project
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Old March 13th, 2007, 11:51 PM   #5
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URBAN HIP HOTELS MANAGES THE ICON













Icon - Operations commence March 2007

Three, crisp white and blue clean tower blocks reaching to the sky. A brand new landmark precinct consisting of 214 luxury apartments, gymnasium, roof top pool deck and heated swimming pool, serviced offices, funky restaurants, coffee shops and designer retail outlets all within walking distance of the Cape Town Convention Center and the world famous Cape Town Waterfront complex.

Evolve Your Spirit in an apartment designed to offer options.Cape Town's finest entertainment choices are arrayed around you. Enjoy theatre and music at Artscape; feast from the smorgasbord of excellent restaurants in the V&A Waterfront; or let yourself loose in nightclubs that celebrate until sunrise.

Facilities
24/7 state of the art security surveillance and access control
Apartments are equipped with broad band internet access
Luxury 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments within walking distance of the Cape Town Convention Center and the world famous Cape Town Waterfront
Apartments are all fitted with, plasma TV screens, digital television, broadband internet access and fully fitted kitchens
Roof top pool deck and heated swimming pool
Funky restaurants
Trendy coffee shops
Serviced offices and board rooms
Retails shopping
Laundry outlet
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Old March 14th, 2007, 01:38 AM   #7
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A new Icon for the city's foreshore

The R390 million Icon, the brand new, state-of-the-art 18-storey building on Cape Town's Foreshore, will be officially opened next week.

The building stands on the site of the now-demolished power station which stood derelict at the entrance to the harbour for many years.

Coessa Holdings, a property development company based in Athlone in Cape Town, has delivered one of the first new multi-use buildings in the heart of what is fast becoming the financial hub of Cape Town.

A short distance from the entrance to the V&A Waterfront, the development is a new landmark in the heart of the CBD and is the first development of its size and nature to be tendered, constructed and delivered by a 100% black-owned company.

The building, designed by dhk Architects, is a multi-level, multi-tower structure with world-class finishes, and consists of 209 apartments with luxury penthouses at the top, 2 900m2 of retail space and about 5 000m2 of office space. Features include restaurants and coffee shops, a laundromat and banking facilities.

Adam Essa, one of the directors of Coessa Holdings, says the city had very clear intentions for the site. "We know it is important to bring people back into the CBD. The city wanted an integrated, multi-use building and that is exactly what we have provided. It is a building that we are proud of and we believe the residents of the Western Cape generally will adopt it as their own."

The media and several dignitaries will attend the official opening of the Icon on Tuesday in Hans Strydom Avenue. Those invited include Minister in the Presidency Essop Pahad, Western Cape premier Ebrahim Rasool and members of the provincial cabinet, and City of Cape Town mayor Helen Zille and other senior officials.

Published on the web by Cape Argus on March 10, 2007. Cape Argus 2007. All rights reserved.
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Old April 8th, 2007, 03:33 PM   #8
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Rather late than never...check that view of the cranes!

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