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Good looking new development in central Pretoria

New property development at Pretoria's Church Square
Wednesday Jun 04, 2014

Part of Pretoria's heritage, the Ons Eerste Volksbank building near Church Square, will be preserved and form part of the new R145 million mixed-use development that includes retail, offices and apartments.

The building site for the City Property development - located at the junction of Madiba and Mutual streets, opposite the Pretoria News offices and advocates' chambers - was handed over to the contractors yesterday afternoon.

Jeffrey Wapnick, managing director of City Property, said they appreciated and understood the responsibility to work with heritage-listed buildings.

'With this in mind, the current outside façade of the Volksbank will remain unchanged,' he said.

The building has a strong cultural and historic significance to Afrikaans culture as it was commissioned during a strong movement in Afrikaner nationalism in the 1930s.

It was intended to boost the South African economy. This is reflected in the name - translated Our First People's Bank - as well as the building style.The building is a two-storey red Kirkness face brick structure with a hipped roof of red tiles. It was built in an adaptation of the Cape Dutch style.

The new development, to be known as 1 on Mutual, will be the first in a number of exciting projects that will help remake South Africa's capital into a vibrant epicentre of culture, arts, government and business, according to Wapnick.

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was 20 floors up in the PTA CBD this week and amazed at the amount of cranes around. still a rough CBD but massive amounts of potential in fact more so that JB CBD id think with fact PTA has a massive day time city population of office workers

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1 on Mutual broke ground in June last year and is a R161 million mixed-use development situated just off Church Square.
On the commercial side it will consist of 400 m2 of prime office space and a 1 550 m2 quality retail offering. In addressing a requirement for more upmarket accommodation
in the CBD, this development will include 142 modern city apartments encompassing bachelor, one and two bedroom units. The building will also provide 210 much needed parking bays:

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