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Green Architecture - a First for SA
Source: Africa News
Source Date: Thursday, December 02, 2010
Focus: Health
Country: South Africa
Created: Dec 02, 2010

The estate will consist of:

An upmarket equestrian estate, shopping centre near

the Allandale Road turnoff, two retirement villages, light

industrial parks, a private hospital, international

schools, a business park, a five-star international hotel,

petrol stations, polo fields, 17km of walking trails

through 300ha of green belts with several bird hides,

park benches and drinking fountains, horse and cycle

trails, a gym and a retail park, a lake larger than

Emmarentia Dam for non-motorised water sports,

squash courts, swimming pools and a country

clubhouse, which will include a fitness centre and spa.

Century Property Development is putting in the

infrastructure. The Equestrian Estate already has about

80 houses constructed, with some fetching prices in the

region of R70m. It has stables, bridal paths, paddocks,

training tracks, veterinary and tack rooms, a jumping

arena, a lungeing ring and dressage areas.

Waterfall City is 33 percent complete.

Sasol will pump LP Gas into the development as an

alternative energy option to the property. With tanks

ranging from 6 200 to 22 500 litres, this is the biggest

project of its kind to be undertaken in the South African

retail sector, according to Pieter Claassen, Manager of

New Business Development for Sasol. This can be

used to meet 70 percent of household energy

requirements.

"South Africa's national power grid has become

increasingly strained as new commercial and property

developments have come alive. Sasol Homegas will

ease the burden on the power grid, enabling buildings

to have a reliable alternative energy source at all times,

while mitigating escalating electricity costs," he said.

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