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please help find better pics. were good ones in the business day yesterday, but not online

Name: Splice Nelspruit
Location: Nelspruit CBD
Use: Mixed Use (Hotel, Residential, Commercial)
Floors: 14

247 apartments
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.



PRICE:
Apartments from R900000

CONTACT:
Splice Urban Properties
Stan Selikow
083 272 7888
Office: 011 646 5334
 

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is there a demand for 247 luxuary appartments in the Nelspriut CBD??? seems too cool for Nelspriut
 

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i was thinking that too, but there must be a demand for i doubt they would develop something this luxurious without any proper research. from the looks of it, this dev will give the cbd some proper modern urban form.

Look forward to seeing the Durban, Umhlanga, Cape Town and Illovo ones..hey even centurion is getting one. As long as they dont start a small town trend...(kimberly...)
 

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That is impressive for Nelspruit. Quite a bit seems to be happening there! Are there any other 14F+ buildings in Nelspruit?
 

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JaiSec, could you please give us the updates regarding Nelspruit CBD area. I read sometimes last year that the major of the city wants the city to be alive 24/7 as it also attracts people from Swaziland and he wanted the Swazilanders to be able to spend more money and time in the city. Are the any street Pedestrinization, renovations of old buildings etc. The last time I was there is almost 3 years ago and I liked the CBD.
 

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Dysan,

You're a master at getting developments from the major towns in SA. Thank you also for similar threads you did for the Crystal Ocean and Nautica in Mossel Bay. Interesting to note that this development is one of several Splice developments that will go up all over SA with the first one just opened at Killarney in Johannesburg. When I looked at the Splice website about six months ago they had plans to build Splice Condominium Hotel developments in Pretoria, Randburg, Umhlanga as well as two in Durban and two in Cape Town and these were quite large developments that would amount to several billion rand if all these developments were built.
 

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URBAN HIP HOTELS




Like the Splice Riviera Condominium Hotel in Killarney, this development is to be managed by Urban Hip Hotels which also includes properties such as The Emperor in Sandton, The Franklin in Johannesburg, The Icon in Cape Town and The Pearls of Umhlanga.
 

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URBAN HIP HOTELS

CURRENT PROJECTS 01 MARCH 2007:

The Franklin - Johannesburg: 132, 1&2 bedroom apartments and penthouse
Apartments.
Splice Riviera - Killarney, Johannesburg: 138 1&2 bedroom apartments and
penthouse suites.
Shakespeare Place - Johannesburg CBD: 65 apartments.
SP2 - Johannesburg: 55 Loft style apartments.
Ashanti - Johannesburg, CBD: 56 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments
Dogon - Johannesburg, CBD: 65 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments
The Emperor - Sandton,Johannesburg: 101 highest quality 2,3 and 4 bedroom
penthouse apartments
Splice East Rand (Airport Node): 150 apartments
Splice Nelspruit: 150 apartments
Splice Rustenburg: 138 apartments
The Mast - Durban Point Waterfront: 176 apartments and Penthouses.
The Pearls of Umhlanga: 388 luxury apartments.
Rijckshof - Cape Town: 47 luxury apartments
Icon - Cape Town CBD: 214 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.
House of York - George: 65 Apartments
 

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can anyone tell me if they know anything more on the other new Splice developments? as we only have info on this one! Please help out if you can

Jaisec, you managed to find the images for this one (where did you get them?), would you know how we could find for the other Splice developments? thanx
 

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any one know whats happening here? and is the rollout of the other Splice branded properties even occuring for there has been nothing to mention this in the press for many months now.
 

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Full steam ahead for Splice Nelspruit

by: Petro Kotzé
7/30/2007 3:51:00 PM
Petro Kotzé

NELSPRUIT - Developer of the elaborate Splice Nelspruit project, Mr David Lieberman is adamant that the initiative will continue, regardless of rumours that they might not make the scheduled warranty and loan deadline.

In April Lowvelder reported on the planned R500 million, six-star, 14-story complex to be constructed on the corner of Fereirra and Van der Merwe streets. The building will cover the area from Damelin and the Wimpy down James Street up to the fire station. It will be a sectional title, mixed-use complex and will apparently establish the Nelspruit CBD as a blue-chip residential and commercial area.

"As far as I am concerned, this project is happening," said Lieberman to the paper. He confirmed that about 35% of the units had been sold, predominantly to Johannesburg-based buyers. The developer expressed his disappointment that not more Nelspruiters had bought in yet to make use of the benefits for first-round buyers, as this was a project that would be beneficial specifically to the local area. Mr Steph Maritz, commercial investment property broker of Sotheby’s International, who identified and sold the property, told that certain tax rebates for developers and buyers applied to this property because it fell within the CBU renewal borders as defined by the receiver of tax.

According to Lieberman, construction is to start towards the end of the year. The building will offer a range of integrated lifestyle opportunities. The primary facility will include 246 apartments consisting of one, two and three-bedroom simplex and duplex, luxury penthouse apartments. More than 13 500m² will be developed for exclusive retail and office space. Over 300m² of basement parking on three levels will cater for the needs of tenants, their visitors and shoppers.

Other features of the centre include a coffee bar complete with high-speed wireless Internet connectivity and business centre housing, a selection of conference rooms, lazy lounges and alternative spaces to relax and connect. A cocktail lounge, including acrylic swimming pool will feature permanent umbrellas as well as heaters for chilly evenings and misters for hot summer days. Furthermore, a day-care centre with electronic multi-media facilities and professional supervision, a gymnasium and high-level security and maintenance complement a comprehensive range of tenant benefits.

According to Maritz construction will hopefully be complete by March 2009 in preparation for the expected influx of visitors for the 2010 Fifa world cup. Maritz said that sometimes it was not unusual for people to be pessimistic about the outcome of supposed elaborate projects, but that it was also not unusual for them to be proven wrong.

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yeh doesnt seem to be happening and was prob too much to expect in Nelspruit
 
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