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Yes this is a small one, but will leave a big impact on the uMhlanga beachfront. The existing tower is from the 1970s and survived the massives waves we had a number of years back which destroyed the rest of the uMhlanga promenade.

No design found yet for the new tower to replace it, but here is hoping for something good. It should be completed in October.














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All-glass so that we can perv, please :yes:
Here's Hoping!!! Little bit highlighted below...





CHANGES ON THE BEACH
By Debi Blake
2014-06-02 07:00

UMHLANGA’s main beach will be closed between June and October while the lifeguard tower is being renovated.

The Millenium stage, just north of the tower - which received a facelift prior to the Easter Festival - will be used to accommodate the Umhlanga lifeguards during this time.

A budget of R4 million has been set aside by eThekwini Municipality for the project - which consists of demolishing and rebuilding the existing tower as well as improving the Umhlanga lifeguard facilities.

Preparations are already underway for the demolition of the existing lifeguard tower.

On completion - set for October - the extra change-rooms for the staff will be extended and additional bathrooms will be constructed. Emergency facilities will be upgraded and water leaks on the roof will be fixed.

Although the current lifeguard tower is to be demolished the sub-structure will remain. The new single-level tower - with a balcony - will be C-shaped and have a 180-degree view of the beach. There will also a be a small kitchen and first-aid room.

The public bathrooms will not be affected by the project and - according to the municipality - no water interruptions for extended periods are expected.

Construction vehicles will be using the delivery and pedestrian lane alongside La Spiaggia Trattoria for access to the construction site. The current paving will be lifted to prevent damage to the promenade


http://www.dnfever.co.za/152797/news-details/changes-on-the-beach
 

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So as with any government related construction this one has been slow. Still can't find a render. But nice to see they commissioned artists to make it look less ghastly during the peak holiday season





 
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