Atterbury develops flagship ‘green’ Pick n Pay in Roodepoort
SA Commercial Prop News - Feb 28th 2012, 08:42
In an innovative joint venture Atterbury Properties and Pick n Pay will create a R160 million flagship 10,000sqm next-generation ‘green’ store for the leading retailer.
“Developing The Falls Pick n Pay will provide world-class shopping in a ground-breaking ‘green’ setting,” says CEO of Atterbury Group Louis van der Watt. Atterbury assembled The Falls Pick n Pay site and secured its development rights. The Falls Pick n Pay will be developed on the site of a former driving range on Hendrik Potgieter Road in Little Falls, Roodepoort.
The exciting new concept store will feature exceptional fresh foods, more imported lines than any other Pick n Pay and specialist ranges unique to flagship stores. It will also include a restaurant, liquor store, wine boutique and cheese room.
“After the success of Pick n Pay On Nicol, we set about identifying further opportunities for this concept,” notes Izak Joubert Property Director at Pick n Pay. “Securing the best possible position for our flagship concept was a priority. The Falls Pick n Pay’s convenient location on Hendrik Potgieter Road is within a consumer market that has shown strong growth and continues to flourish.”
Wiehan Strydom, development manager for Atterbury, notes that it is a busy node, with high residential densities. “Despite the area being well-served by retail, there are few convenience shopping choices available to consumers,” points out Strydom.
Construction of the store began in January 2012. It’s scheduled to open before this year’s festive season.
Besides introducing a top-notch retail asset to the community, The Falls Pick n Pay will also bring a pioneering sustainable development to the node.
Daylight harvesting will make use of natural light with green building design and technologies such as building orientation, fenestration and louvers. In addition to water-wise planting, the building features rainwater harvesting and grey water use. It will also be environmentally respectful by using energy efficient lighting in various ways, including LED lighting in the car park.
The modern, stylish building will also feature recycled materials in its construction. With its natural palette, the attractive structure will be finished in glass, steel and stone.
Improved traffic flows are another benefit of The Falls Pick n Pay. The developers will invest a R10 million to upgrade to the surrounding road network.
“Road improvements include widening Hendrik Potgieter Road and creating a new intersection at the access road to The Falls Pick n Pay,” says Strydom. “All road users will benefit from these improvements.”
Easy access is supported by generous parking in wider-than-normal parking bays, shaded by indigenous trees.
Van der Watt points out the Pick n Pay is only the first phase of this development, which has built in expansion potential of an added 10,000sqm retail and 15,000sqm offices. “Expansion of The Falls will be demand driven, in line with retailer demands and consumer needs.”
Joubert says that Pick n Pay is looking forward to bringing The Falls Pick n Pay store to this market. “If the reaction to Pick n Pay On Nicol is anything to go by, we believe that customers will receive this store exceptionally well.”
Atterbury Property Group was founded in 1994 and has built a sound reputation for delivering exceptional real estate developments, across all commercial property sectors, through innovation, creativity and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. Atterbury harnesses A-Grade business and commercial nodes for its leading developments and redevelopments and provides asset management with a dedicated team of experienced and reputable managers.
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