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Name: Splice Nelspruit
Location: Nelspruit CBD
Use: Mixed Use (Hotel, Residential, Commercial)
15 000m2 commercial/retail space
Splice Nelspruit, Platinum Corner is the second branded development in a national roll-out, writes ROXZANNE VAN EYK
AN entrenched property trend, especially in the inner city areas of SA, is the concept of mixed-use developments that offer a combination of residential, retail and commercial space.
One local businessman who has capitalised on this demand is developer and architect, David Lieberman of
S Identity Projects. He conceptualised the Splice brand with the flagship project, Splice Riviera Platinum Corner, in Killarney, Johannesburg, which was the first in a national roll-out plan. Splice Riviera was completed in the middle of last year for a total cost of about R120m.
The second and current Splice project is Splice Nelspruit, Platinum Corner, in the Nelspruit CBD’s Urban Development Zone. This is a substantially bigger investment, at more than R600m.
More of these elegant buildings with aluminium railings, white exteriors and signature curved shapes are due to be built in Margate, Illovo in Johannesburg, Rustenburg, Centurion, Umhlunga, Durban and Cape Town.
The Splice brand name comes partly from the fact that the developer had to splice two halves of the building together on a curve (because of the limitations of a site with short north and south facing boundaries), to bring in northern light to the residential units.
From a development perspective, it should be noted that the president of the Gauteng Institute of Architects , Kwasi Agyare-Dwomoh, says (regarding the Splice brand): “More developers need to follow this example of dynamic and unique architecture.”
In each of the Splice developments, an unknown artist will be commissioned for the foyer area to promote the wealth of South African artistic talent. These artists will be permitted to display their works on consignment in the building as well as promote their works from the complex. In exchange for this permission, the Splice Nelspruit Body Corporate (to be formed on transfer of the units) will be paid a 20% commission on all artwork sales as a reduction against levies payable.
Splice Nelspruit will be a new 14-storey, sectional title development offering a mixed-use complex of residential units, a luxury hotel and a retail component. It is expected that this development will appeal to a wide range of buyers, from speculative investors, owner occupiers, holiday makers, government officials, corporate individuals and companies as well as those buyers from Maputo and Swaziland. Splice Nelspruit was launched to the public this year and about 30% has been sold.
Offering a range of integrated lifestyle facilities, Splice Nelspruit will consist of two curved wings, creating a series of multifaceted spaces. The primary facilities will include 247 Manhattan-style apartments, with one, two and three -bedroom simplex and duplex apartments, as well as luxury penthouse units. Apartments are sized from 55m².
Standard finishes will include granite tops and chrome finishes in the kitchens and bathrooms, built-in cupboards and cherry wood and tile floors, which will be alternated with plush carpeting.
The retail and office space will measure about 15000m², with more than 33000m² of basement parking on three levels.
Additional planned facilities include a day care centre, as well as a gymnasium to be incorporated into the retail component of the complex. All Splice owners will be automatic members of the gymnasium.
High-level security and maintenance regimes will also be in place.
Apartments in Splice Nelspruit can be purchased and utilised in two ways: buyers can either occupy the units or place them into the rental pool. Investors who opt for the rental pool option will purchase a furnished unit with the assistance of the development’s interior designer, who will consult in the selection process of state-of-the-art, luxury furnishing, accessories and appliances, to fully equip an apartment for renting out in a “hotel style” basis.
Construction on Splice Nelspruit is due to commence in the third quarter of this year and is likely to take between 18 and 22 months for completion.
Apartments from R900000
Splice Urban Properties
083 272 7888
Office: 011 646 5334