DURBAN - As 2018 draws to a close, Sandton Central can look back on a remarkable year of highlights.
"2018 was a time of growth, improvement and celebration for Sandton Central and those who live, work, invest, shop, stay and play in South Africa’s cosmopolitan centre of commerce and culture. The year wasn’t without its challenges, but it also held many high notes," said Sandton Central Management District (SCMD) City Improvement Management Elaine Jack.
On the business front, a total of 132,400sqm of new office space was constructed in Sandton Central. Among the most significant developments completed were The Marc mixed-use development, comprising 67,000sqm of offices and retail 19,400sqm, as well as 92 Rivonia Road, which introduced a further 46,000sqm of mixed-use space to the node.
With 2018 marking Madiba’s centenary, several iconic celebrations and events were held in his name in Sandton Central. One that leaves a lasting legacy in the community is the global art-for-change initiative, iMadiba Project, which will expand Sandton Central’s public art urban furniture programme. It will add two new functional art benches to the district, one at Nelson Mandela Square and the other at the JSE.
Improvements to the roads in Sandton Central in 2018 made it easier to get around. What’s more, roadworks for the first of two Rea Vaya stations in Sandton Central, along Katherine Street outside Atholl Square, will be completed in 2019, adding to the area’s already significant public transport.