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Lynnwood Bridge





On April 1 the building of Phase 1 of Lynnwood Bridge commenced. This phase which amounts to R500 million consists of an 8 000m² City Lodge Hotel that comprises 200 rooms as well as 33 000m² of office space. Phase 1 is expected to be completed by June 2010.


The office space in Phase 1 will be occupied by the likes of Adams & Adams patent and trademark attorneys and Aurecon, previously known as Africon. The offices include 3 stand alone buildings. Phase 2 includes 15 000m² offices that will comprise 2 buildings, that will be multi tenanted and expected to be completed by October 2010. The latest design principles, on cost effective design reticulation, were incorporated throughout all the phases.

Phase 3 includes a Shopping Centre of 10 000m² which will be completed no later than March 2011. The shopping centre will include basement parking as well as an area that encompasses 4 500m² of theatres and a gymnasium.

Upon completion, Lynnwood Bridge will measure a total of 70 500m². With excellent access to the N1 highway, Lynnwood Road as well as strategic through-roads, the development is located on the North Eastern side of the new Lynnwood Junction.

CONSTRUCTION STATUS: Well under way!

LOCATION: Cnr. Lynnwood Road / N1 Highway (North-Eastern)
 

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Nice, thanks Tuks. How's the progress of Menlyn Maine?
 

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not great... A big building "Menlyn Corporate Park" is on level 6 of concrete constuction right next to Menlyn Retail Park. I don't think it is part of this MM project though- but i'm not sure. The fenced area with MM signage is stationary at present... :eek:hno:
 

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...oja, Thanks to my friend Capitol1 for this find! He actually found it after some hectic searching on the web...
 

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Update and some more renders

From: http://www.safland.co.za/mall.htm?mallID=23
Lynnwood Bridge
Developer
Atterbury Properties
Landlord
Lynnwood Bridge Development Company (Pty) Ltd
Project description
Atterbury Properties has bought Glenfair Shopping Centre. The Centre will be upgraded to form a mixed office and retail node neighboring LYNNWOOD BRIDGE, a 70 500m² development.

Included in the development will be 10 000m² Retail, 60 000m² Offices, a Theatre and a 240 room City Lodge Hotel, the first Hotel in Tshwane on the east of the N1 Highway. The head offices to be established in this node will include Aurecon (old Africon), Adams & Adams Attorneys.

Slip roads are being build that will allow access to the N1traveling in a northern direction. LYNNWOOD BRIDGE will become the gateway to all suburbs along Lynnwood Road for instance Silverlakes, Tygervalley, Willows, Wapadrand, Lynnwood, Equestria – all financially healthy residential areas.

The Catchment area of this new node includes:

• Existing ± 15 000m² Office space in the immediate area 300 – 500 metres from LYNNWOOD BRIDGE.
• CSIR
• Persequor Park
• Innovation Hub

LYNNWOOD BRIDGE will be the most conveniently positioned Shopping Centre providing variety of Restaurants, Entertainment and Conference Facilities. This presents the ideal location for meetings due to the excellent access from the N1 and surrounding areas.
City Lynnwood Manor, Pretoria

Province Gauteng

Project Type Shopping Centre (not Mall)

Project Status Future

Classification Retail, Offices, Hotel, Theatre and Showroom

There is quite rapid progress made with this one. The hotel component is scheduled to open in time for the World Cup.













 

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The Citi Lodge Hotel opening the 1st of June... Just in time for the World cup!!! This project is progressing fast:

OPENING ON THE 1st JUNE 2010.
This Pretoria hotel has 205 rooms.

Located in the new Lynnwood Bridge complex, City Lodge Lynnwood adds a much-needed business and leisure accommodation dimension to the eastern side of Pretoria. Its 205 tastefully decorated bedrooms are complemented by three board/meeting rooms, a coffee shop, a mini gym, a swimming pool and wireless internet throughout the hotel. The hotel is close to the world renowned CSIR, a short drive from the Union Buildings, Pretoria’s CBD and the city’s other cultural, shopping and entertainment facilities. It is also ideally situated for easy freeway access to Johannesburg, OR Tambo Airport and Polokwane.

Rooms

• Spacious air-conditioned room with double bed or twin beds
• Flat screen Television (MNet and DSTV) – Satellite channels offering exciting
sport, breaking news and great movies.
• En-Suite Bathroom with bath and separate shower.
• Tea and coffee making facilities
• Rooms with sleeper-sofa available at selected hotels on request
• Electronic safe large enough to accommodate a laptop
• Desk with lighting and plugs for easy connectivity
• One in fifty rooms is designed to meet the special needs of the physically disabled


Facilities

• Breakfast area
• Coffee shop
• Sundowner bar
• 3 Boardrooms / Meeting rooms
• Fitness centre
• Pool deck

Guests per room Single Double pps
Internet Rates R903.00 R584.00
Walk-in Rates R950.00 R615.00





 

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I drove past this development today and snapped some pics. The hotel is looking good. Other than that the place is still a huge construction site. The place is much larger than I anticipated from the highway. It is going to be one classy area once finished and only one off-ramp away from Menlyn Maine!!

The hotel







The other developments in this precinct











The street lights



Atterbury properties are also revamping the shopping center across the street from this development.

 

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Sorry!!! I only notice now the photo's are a bit big...
 

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The office developments, shopping centre and theatre all opened on the 19th of May. I'm going there on saturday... Will try to get some pictures!
 

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Here are a few photo's from this development:

The hotel and office blocks (City Lodge, Adams and Adams Attourneys and Aurecon):







Atterbury Properties will build their new headcourters on this part of the development in the near future (phase III of the development:



The open air shopping centre has a large Woolworths food, Pro Shop and Cycle Lab and a lot on quality restaurants:









The theatre is modern and world class!! It is small and intimate, yet it gives you the feeling of being in a state of the art facility. Here are the entrance, foyeur and theatre on the inside from the stalls to the balcony:













 

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Lynnwood Bridge third phase development underway

Expanding its thriving landmark property asset, Atterbury has started construction
on the third phase of Lynnwood Bridge, the successful mixed-used
node in east of Pretoria.






The final phase of this unique development will add a further 15,000sqm of offices
to the impressive 73,000sqm Lynnwood Bridge mixed-use development.
The new office buildings will be complete in May 2014.




By SA Commercial Prop News
 

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Aurecon to occupy a second ‘green’ office building at Lynnwood Bridge, Tshwane



12 March 2013 - What could possibly be better than a ‘green’ office building? The answer is quite simple: two ‘green’ office buildings!

Engineering, management and specialist technical services group Aurecon achieved a first in Tshwane in 2011 when its Lynnwood Bridge Office Park building, situated just off of the N1 highway, achieved a 4 star GreenStar SA – [Office Design v1, Office Design v1] rating from the Green Building Council of Southern Africa. The building, which was designed to accommodate approximately 1 300 of the group’s Tshwane staff, quickly reached capacity as a result of the group’s ongoing expansion.

“We’ve already had to alter our open atrium to accommodate additional staff due to our merger last year with transmission and distribution experts NETGroup,” explains Aurecon’s national green building expert, Martin Smith. “He goes on to say that these alterations involved creating a seating area and covering a portion of the atrium, as well as adding provision for overhead lighting.”

In order to accommodate anticipated further growth in staff numbers, Aurecon will soon occupy a portion of a second ‘green’ office building, linked to their existing one via a pedestrian bridge. The building has been designed as two towers which rest on a single basement. Aurecon will occupy the Eastern tower as of April 2014. As with the original office building, it too will comprise five basement levels, as well as ground plus five floors.

The project is being developed by Atterbury, with Studio 3 Architects International (Pty) Ltd as architects, and Aurecon once again responsible for the majority of engineering design disciplines on the project. “It’s been encouraging to work with a project team who is committed to and sees the value in ‘going green’,” comments Smith. “Despite the fact that Aurecon won’t be the sole-tenants of the building, Atterbury took a decision to partner with us toward achieving a 4 star GreenStar SA rating for the overall development.” Coupled to this, buy-in from the architects has seen the entire project team tackle multiple challenges, including an adjacent wetland and the two podiums being rated as a single development, as a team effort. “This kind of collaboration is only possible when a professional team sees the value in pursuing sustainable developments,” says Smith.

“As with our current premises, a wetland in close proximity to the building threatened registration with GreenStar SA, unless a viable solution to mitigating potentially harmful water run-off, which could negatively affect the surrounding flora and fauna, was found,” explains Environmentally Sustainable Design consultant at Aurecon Marni Punt. Aurecon’s first building makes use of various species of plants affixed to the building’s northern car park façade to act as a natural filtration system. “This system, although effective, was a costly solution,” explains Punt. “Our new building will make use of a mechanical water filtration system which is more cost-effective and integrated with the building’s other water systems.”

Additional features aimed at achieving maximum sustainability include, amongst others:
All taps throughout the building will be fitted with flow restrictors so that no water is wasted through unnecessary usage.

A rainwater harvesting system will collect, store, treat and use large quantities of rain from the roof of the building and surrounding hard surfaces such as paving. This treated water will hen be used in applications where potable water is conventionally (and unnecessarily) used, i.e. for flushing toilets. Potable or municipal water will be used in the remainder of applications ithin the building i.e. bathroom and kitchen taps, change room showers and tea bays.

Water meters will be installed for all major water uses in the project, as well as an automated effective mechanism for monitoring water consumption data. This Building Management System will mean that water leaks can be detected far more quickly and attended to straightaway.

Furthermore, each floor fitted with a sprinkler system has isolation valves or shut-off points for floor-by-floor testing (using recycled water). These measures ensure that large quantities of water are not wasted through routine fire system testing.
Smith goes on to say that Aurecon’s existing office building has achieved huge success in terms of providing a comfortable and stimulating environment for its staff. The new building will aim to achieve the same, with indoor environment quality enhanced by the following features:

The design will aim, and modeling carried out to ensure that 98% of the building’s occupants will feel comfortable and satisfied with the internal building temperature.
Efforts have been made to ensure that a maximum amount of daylight enters the building. The unwanted effects of daylight glare have been minimised through control measures such as fixed shading devices and blinds on the windows which may be adjusted to shade the working plane from direct sun at desk height.

The CO2 levels will be carefully monitored and controlled to optimise the indoor air quality, while at the same time conserving energy.

The HVAC systems will operate on full fresh air when outside conditions are favourable.
High frequency ballasts will be installed in over 95% of the office Useable Area (UA) to eradicate the flickering effects of fluorescent lighting, which often causes headaches. This will also serve to improve the efficiency of the lighting.

To limit the amount of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in the air, interior finishings such as carpets, paints, adhesives and sealants with low VOC emissions will be used.
Within the general office space, internal noise resulting from the building services and ambient sound levels has been reduced by using materials with a sufficient sound insulation level.

All composite wood products have low formaldehyde emissions.

The building includes a dedicated tenant’s exhaust riser system which eliminates harmful pollutants from the printing areas.

High performance glass will limit the noise from the adjacent highway and ensure maximum thermal comfort.

Punt adds that although the system specifications for these two buildings have been somewhat similar, the new building consists of two towers, and as such, many of the tower’s systems could not be fully integrated. “The two towers will be submitted as one development with a single rating, which means both towers are jointly required to achieve a high level of performance.” She explains that this will be achieved through careful modelling of the towers’ performance and constant tweaking of the building systems to achieve desirable performance levels.

When asked whether any additional enhancements will be included at the new site, Smith explains: “The main difference with regard to the air conditioning system employed at the new building, in particular, is the use of air-cooled chillers in lieu of water cooled chillers, meaning that no water will be consumed for the purpose of cooling the building. Water cooled systems consume enormous amounts of water,” explains Smith.

After handover, the building owner will implement tuning of all building systems. Monthly monitoring will be undertaken, and the outcomes will reported to the building owner quarterly to allow corrective action to be taken. What’s more, full re-commissioning will be undertaken 12 months after practical completion. These initiatives will ensure that the building systems perform optimally, in the manner in which they were designed.

On the question of whether the investment in green technologies is more costly than a conventional building, Smith believes: “It’s critical to realise that a green building is a long-term investment. The current building’s energy consumption proved to be within three percent of that predicted by the modeling, and the additional cost spent on the green building features will be paid back in only a few years based on energy savings alone. What’s more, paybacks such as increased productivity and decreased sick rates, although difficult to quantify, also represent significant gains. Aurecon’s two office buildings at Lynnwood Bridge office will demonstrate that it’s possible to deliver a superior, integrated end product that is an asset to the people who use it and the natural landscape which surrounds it.”

Source: Aurecon
 
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