R780m Blue Route Mall re­vamp gets nod

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - PROPERTY -

P L ANS T O r e d e ve l o p B l u e Route Mall, a 48 000m² Tokai shop­ping cen­tre built in the early 1970s, have been in the pipe­line for years.

The go-ahead for the R780 mil­lion project has now been an­nounced.

The land­lord, Foun­tain­head Prop­erty Trust, has ap­pointed BFH De Jager as project man­agers to head the project, along with a team con­sist­ing of 14 o r g a ni s at i o ns f r o m a r o und South Africa.

The pro­fes­sional team, set to com­plete the project in March 2012, will con­sist of:

Prin­ci­pal agent and project man­agers: BFH De Jager Project Man­age­ment (Pty) Ltd.

Quan­tity sur­vey­ors: MLC Quan­tity Sur­vey­ors.

Ar­chi­tect: Louis Karol Ar­chi­tects.

Struc­tural and civil en­gi­neers/trans­port plan­ning: Aure­con Group.

Elec­tri­cal en­gi­neers: QDP Light­ing and Elec­tri­cal De­sign.

Me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neers: 4EM Con­sult­ing (Pty) Ltd.

En­vi­ron­men­tal plan­ning: CNdV Africa.

Fire ra­tio­nale: Bram­ley and As­so­ci­ates.

Safety: Elec­tri­cal and Retic­u­la­tion Com­pany (Pty) Ltd as well as Com­prac Western Cape (Pty) Ltd.

Land­scap­ing: ARG Land­scape Ar­chi­tects.

Cont r a c t o r : Gri n a ke rLTA.

Te n a n t c o - o r d i n a t o r s : Easy Quote Finder (EQF).

On com­ple­tion, the mall will have an ad­di­tional 8 000m² of re­tail space, bring­ing the to­tal s i z e o f B l u e Ro u t e Ma l l t o 56 000m².

“The first phase of the re­dev e l o p me n t i s a l r e a d y we l l un­der way af­ter be­gin­ning in April,” said Wendy Rad­ford, Blue Route Mall cen­tre man­ager.

“Dur­ing the rede­vel­op­ment, the mall will re­main fully func­tional and busi­ness will con­tinue as usual.”

NEW LOOK: An artist’s im­pres­sion of what part of the Blue Route Mall in Tokai, due to be com­pleted in 2012, will look like.

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