Atterbury scores a double at SAPOA property awards

27 June 2017

Landmark property development projects from Atterbury once again featured heavily among the winners of the coveted South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Awards in 2017.

Atterbury’s development of Mall of Africa was named the winning retail development. Atterbury also scooped the industrial development award for the third year running for its development of the new Amrod head office.

The SAPOA Property Development for Innovative Excellence Awards acknowledge and reward the best the property developments South Africa has to offer, celebrating exceptional design quality, green building, originality. The awards were announced at a ceremony at Cape Town International Convention Centre.

James Ehlers of Atterbury Property Developments, said: “Winning these awards from SAPOA is indeed a great honour, and is a testament to the exceptional quality of the team we have built here at Atterbury and the distinctly successful developments we deliver.”

The iconic Mall of Africa opened to Gauteng residents last year, boasting over 300 stores, a wide variety of restaurants, entertainment and services, all packaged into the largest single-phase shopping mall the country has ever seen.  

Inspired by Africa’s geological features, and easily accessible to most of Gauteng, construction on the Mall of Africa first began in 2012. Mall of Africa opened with a total retail area of 131 000 m2, which set a new benchmark for shopping centres on the continent.

During construction of Mall of Africa 3,078 people were employed. The mall’s construction area covered 550,000 m2, or 78 rugby fields, and a stroll around the building’s perimeter will take you on a walk of 1.75 kilometres.

Atterbury’s industrial award-winning new development for Amrod head office is also situated in Waterfall City, Midrand, and includes 30,400 m2 of warehouse space.

This is the third year that Atterbury has won the industrial development category at the SAPOA Awards.  

Ehlers notes: “We are suitably proud of what we have achieved with these developments, and this recognition we have received from SAPOA only serves to make us prouder. These awards highlight our achievements so far, and it will only drive us to work harder and push further in what we can achieve in future.”

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