6 Old Pretoria Main Road

 Citation notes 6 Old Pretoria Main Road, is located in the high demand area for logistics and warehousing premises in Midrand, Gauteng. The site is located within 0.5km from the Allandale interchange on the N1 freeway, on the highest part of the street and enjoys maximum exposure, visibility and views in all directions. The site has been zoned for Industrial, commercial and office development. This outstanding high-street business environment facilitates extensive ongrade staff parking and excellent proximity to labour and transport. Importantly, it has a secured power supply.

The secure business park, also provides internal road infrastructure designed to deal with large commercial vehicles. The proposed development practises sustainable energy efficient principles such as water harvesting, water-wise landscaping, waste sorting and re-cycling, sustainable materials for construction and energy efficient principles for Electrical and HVAC. The façade of the building is designed as a thermally efficient and contemporary structure with specific attention paid to orientation, insulation and materials.

Organized as a simple steel construction, the production warehouse is a single storey structure and two stories of offices (to the north) with loading bays directly accessed next to it. The building measures 12m at the highest point. The steel portal framework allows for 3 meter high strip polycarbonate sheeting at second floor level, they provide daylight for the working areas, which interns reduces the consumption charges. The office front is integrated into the Warehouse but has an individual of fact façade. The inviting main entrance to the building connects two different areas and enables the building to function as a Show room and Office Administration.