Newtown Junction

Newtown Junction mixed-use development offers shoppers, office workers, residents and visitors a first-rate, trendy and safe shopping and leisure destination in the Johannesburg CBD. 


Location

  • Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Sector

Service

  • Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Green Building Design
  • Sustainability Advisory
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Client

  • Nieuwtown Property Developments (Atterbury Properties Holding)

Project Value

  • ZAR 5 million and ZAR 1.3 billion

Project Status

  • Completed in 2015

Awards

  • 4 Star Green Star design rating

Newtown Junction is a mixed-use development, located in the heart of Newtown. It consists of basement parking, retail space and commercial office space for Nedbank. The development is intended to rejuvenate the area – offering public space, a shopping experience, offices and a new City Lodge hotel.

Basement Parking
80 000m²
Retail space
36 300m²
Office space
39 000m²

Challenges

Newtown Junction is a mixed-use development, located in the heart of Newtown. It consists of basement parking, retail space and commercial office space for Nedbank. The development is intended to rejuvenate the area – offering public space, a shopping experience, offices and a new City Lodge hotel.

WSP was tasked with various services in two separate projects: the design and implementation of the cooling, heating and ventilation systems for the new development; providing sustainability consulting services to achieve the targeted 4 Star Green Star design rating for the offices development from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA); and traffic and transportation engineering services.

The existing and planned road network needed to be assessed to establish whether the proposed development could be accommodated on the road network, as the development is based within a confined, built-up area in the Johannesburg CBD. The unique challenge the team encountered was that the project had to accommodate and ensure protection of historic buildings, including the Market Theatre and Museum Africa, adjacent to the site. 

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Our solutions and services

Incorporating various approaches, services and planning methods, the WSP team completed both projects to brief and achieved the targeted 4 Star Green Star design rating it was aiming for. The development was also declared the overall winner at the 2015 SAPOA awards and obtained awards for best mixed-use development and the overall transformation award.

Our services provided, include:

  • Design and implementation of the cooling, heating and ventilation systems
  • Sustainability consulting services
  • Traffic and transportation engineering
  • Traffic impact study
  • Green Star assessment and submission to the Green Building Council of South Africa
  • Traffic signal designs
  • Non-motorised transport designs including universal access (junctions) and cycle lanes
  • Car park design
  • Route guidance signage
  • Wayfinding signage