Solly Msimanga, executive mayor for City of Tshwane recently launched Loftus Park – a new mixed-use green precinct, in Pretoria.
Anchor brands at Loftus Park include Checkers, Dis-Chem and PNA, as well as restaurants Casa Bella, Turn & Tender, Salsa, Rocomamas, Seattle Coffee Company and Vos Biltong.
Speaking at the launch, Msimanga congratulated the leaders that saw this concept before the brick and mortar was put together. “This is the beginning of a world-class city.”
Redefine CEO Andrew König said the development furthers the company’s goal to be the landlord of choice for quality space in excellent locations. “We are confident that it will be a winning address for a range of tenants, especially those that seek modern, efficient workspaces.”
Abland marketing director Grant Silverman added that, for Abland, this development realises its passion and vision for the immense potential of this property.
“It has set a new standard for quality mixed-use precincts in Pretoria.
“This market-defining development creates a fresh and unique opportunity for businesses and retailers to position themselves in prime space within one of Pretoria’s up-and-coming central nodes,” he pointed out.
Loftus Park is located next to Pretoria’s Loftus Versfeld sport stadium, which happens to be in the heart of the city’s sporting, cultural, diplomatic and schools hub.
The development’s first phase includes an open-air piazza that is surrounded by restaurants, convenience retail, a Virgin Active health club, added parking for stadium game-goers and about 29 000 m2 of A-grade office space.
As part of the first phase of the development, Marriott is building a new 152-room Protea hotel, with panoramic rooftop views of the city.
Phase two of Loftus Park will add another 7 600 m2 to the development, including a proposed hospital.
Phase three will introduce 13 000 m2 of additional office space.
Loftus Park is also expected to be a boost for its greater node, based on the strength of its integrated work and play environment.
It’s fun, family-orientated atmosphere, big screen, water feature, compelling art installations, play area, and generous secure parking, are all complemented with connectivity, walkability and green spaces.