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Expansion of the CTICC onto the opposite of Heerengracht Street - dubbed CTICC East. Linked to the existing CTICC via an air bridge. The tower element is a separate project that will go ahead if and when a suitable tenant(s) is sourced (much like with the original CTICC and Convention Tower).









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CTICC celebrates sod turning on expansion project
21 Jul 2014

Hard work and careful planning over the past few months culminated in the first sod being turned on the construction site of the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) expansion today.

“The expansion, which is set to raise the global competitiveness of Cape Town as a premier world class meetings and events destination will double the centre’s existing exhibition capacity by adding 10 000m² of flexible space,” said CTICC Chairperson, Gary Fisher.

Over the past eleven years, the CTICC has played an instrumental role in driving economic growth and job creation in South Africa by attracting international meetings and events to the city. The CTICC has cumulatively contributed over R22 billion to the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and in excess of R7 billion to the Western Cape Gross Geographic Product (GGP).

“Estimates put the contribution of the CTICC expansion to the national GDP at R1.98 billion by 2020. The provincial GGP will also stand to benefit from the expansion and it is expected that CTICC’s contribution to the Western Cape GGP by 2020 will be in excess of R500 million.” adds Fisher.

“The CTICC Board agreed shortly after the centre first opened its doors that an expansion was pivotal in order for CTICC to maintain its global competitiveness amongst other international convention centres,” said Fisher.

“By expanding, we will be able to stage more events, offer more flexibility and allow for an increase in the concurrent hosting of various sizes of meetings, conventions, exhibitions and other events,” he added.

“The expansion will also entrench our international reputation for sustainable business development, and make a real contribution to job creation and the coffers of the city and the province,” added Fisher.

One of the key elements in the expansion relates to an empowerment framework that will see the establishment of opportunities for small, medium and micro enterprises to become part of the project. “These opportunities will not only be created in the construction phase, but will form part of the centre’s business model and strategy, creating sustained job opportunities,” said Fisher.

Given the CTICC’s commitment to achieving and where possible exceeding standards of international best practice, sustainability will be a core priority of the new building. The expansion project is set to incorporate leading advanced green design principles. “This is necessary if the CTICC wants to continue competing in the top league of international meeting venues,” he added.

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille welcomed the expansion, during an address she delivered on behalf of the Provincial Government at the sod turning event in Cape Town earlier today. Premier Zille was joined at the sod turning by the City of Cape Town’s Executive Deputy Mayor, Alderman Ian Neilson and MEC for Economic Opportunities, Alan Winde.

“CTICC is a valued asset to this province. Its expansion will further increase the contribution to the province’s and the country’s economy and spur job creation. More people will become involved – directly and indirectly – in the staging of events at CTICC, and this brings with it very valuable economic growth,” said Zille.

“Today we reach a significant milestone of a long process to expand the CTICC to build on its success. The City of Cape Town is proud to be the major partner in the ownership of the CTICC. We have committed ourselves by providing the land and the majority of the finance required. We are pleased to work with our partner, the Western Cape Government, and the CTICC Board, to make this project possible,” said Deputy Mayor Neilson.

“The CTICC is a major economic catalyst for our region. Its expansion will increase the facility’s capacity to host meetings and exhibitions. In the last financial year the Western Cape secured 19 conference bids worth R347 million to our economy. The CTICC is driving the Western Cape’s lucrative meetings industry. I am confident the expansion will increase business travel to the province and create more jobs,” said MEC Winde.

- See more at: http://www.cticc.co.za/blog/cticc-celebrates-sod-turning-expansion-project#sthash.5Dt2XhHG.dpuf
 

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So..what? No tower?
The tower has always been a separate project like with the original CTICC. Convention Tower was only built a few years after the original CTICC was. This will be the same :) 40 000m² of offices/hotel, according to IOL.


Cape Town Conference Centre expansion underway
TUESDAY JUL 22, 2014

Yesterday was the sod-turning ceremony for the Cape Town International Convention Centre's expansion.

The event was attended by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, Economic Opportunity MEC Alan Winde and City of Cape Town deputy mayor Ian Neilson.

They said the centre's multimillion-rand expansion project would significantly boost the province's growing business travel industry.

The planned expansion has, however, been controversial. Last year, allegations surfaced of irregularities in the way the Northern Foreshore Development and planned expansion were handled.

But yesterday, Zille described the convention centre as a valued asset to the province.

'Its expansion will further increase the contribution to the province's and the country's economy, and spur jobcreation. More people will become involved - directly and indirectly - in the staging of events at the centre and this brings with it valuable economic growth,' she said.

Winde described the expansion as a major economic catalyst and said it would significantly increase the building's capacity for conferences and exhibitions.

In the previous financial year, it is estimated that the centre created 7 500 jobs. 'This is an excellent example of infrastructure-led growth paving the way for increased employment for our residents,' Winde said.

During the past financial year, Wesgro, the Western Cape's trade, investment and tourism destination promotion agency, secured 19 conference bids worth R347m, drawing 27 580 delegates to the province.

'This year, we aim to attract 34000 conference delegates and bids valued at R360m. Business tourism is very lucrative, as business travellers spend more than leisure tourists, which, in turn, creates more jobs. The growth of business travel complements our efforts to counter seasonality. As we broaden our offering, the Western Cape is becoming an allyear-round destination.'

CTICC chairman Gary Fisher estimated the expansion would double the centre's existing exhibition capacity by adding 10 000m2 of space.

'Estimates put the contribution of the CTICC expansion to the national GDP at R1.98bn by 2020. The provincial GGP (gross geographic product) also stands to benefit from the expansion, and it is expected that the centre's contribution to the Western Cape GGP by 2020 will be in excess of R500m.'
Neilson said the ceremony marked a significant milestone in a long process to build on the centre's success. 'The City of Cape Town is proud to be the major partner in the ownership of the CTICC. We have committed ourselves by providing the land and the majority of the finance required.'

The R832m budget for the centre expansion is jointly funded by the venue's majority shareholders, the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape provincial government.

The main construction contractor is expected to start on-site work in February, with work scheduled for completion towards the end of 2016. CTICC East is scheduled to open its doors in early 2017. This expansion is part of a broader precinct development, which is set to include a 40 000m2 commercial and hotel development alongside a new hospital.
 

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“CTICC proves its commitment to sustainability”
Monday July 21, 2014

Sustainability considerations have been an instrumental driving factor behind the construction of CTICC East since inception. This commitment was proven by the appointment of a sustainability consultant prior to the rest of the professional team coming on board.

As one of the world’s leading sustainable convention centres the CTICC is continually setting the benchmark in terms of international standards of best practice. The centre is one of the few convention centres in the world to have aligned its reporting standards to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) framework and to achieve a Level B + rating.

“We live in a world in which we are dealing with the effects of climate change. This makes sustainable business development a non-negotiable element of any successful business,” said CTICC Board Chairperson Gary Fisher.

“In keeping with our aim of achieving a world class green building we ensured that sustainability was entrenched into the design of the expansion. We are subscribing to and in some cases exceeding internationally recognised standards,” he added.

“Our focus is on minimising our carbon footprint and the environmental impact of the expansion. CTICC East has been designed to use less energy per square meter, less potable water and less waste to landfill than the present building,” said Fisher.

“Some of the centre’s key sustainability targets for the expansion include a 45% reduction of potable water usage, 30% reduction in operational energy consumption and a 60% reduction in construction waste, energy and water efficiency measured over the life of the building,” he added.

The reduction in energy would be achieved through the building’s passive energy design and the provision of efficient building services. The amount of waste being sent to landfill sites would be reduced through the provision of adequate space for on-site sorting and recycling.

“The CTICC expansion will form part of a pilot project of the GBCSA, where the socio economic and sustainability elements will be measured according to an innovative new building rating tool, which entrenches socio economic considerations into green building ratings,” concluded Fisher.

The sod turning event for the construction of CTICC East was held earlier today in Cape Town. The main construction work will start in early 2015, with the venue scheduled to open its doors to the public by early 2017.

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what happend to the skyscraper?
 

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But it was said at the beginning that the tower won't be happening as part of phase 1?


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The tower will happen, but not in the next 5 years or so.
In the mean time, I Facebooked the CTICC to show my (and our SSC communities) outrage of the blank wall and naffness/waterered down approach. I said at the very least could they put a mural or something on it?
They replied immediately with:
Hi Mark, thank you for your feedback. Please be assured that the expansion will not only be aesthetically beautiful but will incorporate the local community to ensure that its iconic building in Cape Town. Watch this space...
 

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I have no idea what they're going to do to beautify that blank wall.
Looking closely at the render i would say it is not a wall but a screen, the render is fairly primitive and even if it was high quality it is always difficult to render a permeable screen so I don't think its going to be as stark or severe as it looks...
 

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Thanks for the new thread! :)

Among other things, I'm not a fan of the interior poles/ support beams, and it will be interesting to see how the upper level of the bridge works.

This does however seem to be a downgrade in comparison to the current CTICC building. I hope we see renders of the interior soon...I love the warmth and feel of CTICC 'West'.
 

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I wonder if they'll be including any green walls in the final product. It'd certainly help soften that blank south-facing wall, and would look good with Convention Tower's green wall across the road.
 
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