Sandton City's new food court will be a sustainable retail environment. Photo: Suppplied
JOHANNESBURG - Located in the north of Johannesburg, Sandton City is delving into new age sustainable retail environment, through the renovation of its food court.

The center's busy fast-food area is currently undergoing a complete revamp. The renovation is set to be completed by November 2018 and promises to unveil an Instagram worthy, eco-fashionable Food District.

Although some of the facilities will not be accessible as the renovations of Sandton City continues, the food court will still be functional.

Sandton City's owners Liberty Two Degrees, Liberty Group Limited and Pareto Limited, have combined their commitment to enhancing the customer experiences and their passion for the environment in this investment project.

Chief Operating Officer of Liberty Two Degrees Jonathan Sinden spoke about the project and said: "The investment in the Food Court has been meticulously planned, and was ultimately driven by the strategic desire and vision of continuously introducing and reinventing world-class retail standards at Sandton City".

Sinden added that Liberty Two Degrees, as owners, are dedicated to innovation and to create experiential offerings that will make Sandton City different from other super-regional shopping centres in the country by providing global experiences in South Africa.

The Sandton City food court will reveal a sophisticated and sustainable design setting it apart from industry norms and taking fast-food experiences to new levels of comfort, convenience and interest.

Close attention has been paid to special and sustainable initiatives for the renovation of the food court. Tia Kanakakis, MDS Architecture, outlined what can be expected from the design.

According to the Kanakakis, the interior design idea was one that would make Sandton City's food court unique to many, and it was inspired by responding to the way food needs and wants have changed over the years.

The artisanal nature of food today has inspired the look and feel of the new food court where the natural elements such as landscaping, green features and sustainable design have been included in the concept.

The design inspiration is aligned with the idea of artisanal food, green design and the contrast of old and new to create a bespoke food district.

Natural materials are being utilised as much as possible, natural and petrified landscaping is an essential part of the design.

The renovated food court will boats simple, yet effective elements that will add to Sandton City's sustainability efforts. The centre has made environmental initiatives a priority since 2014, most notably with their award winning 4 Star Green Star rated offices.

The food court revamp is a welcomed addition to the Sandton City's dynamic retail landscape.