Where ever possible Rabie is committed to developing green buildings and is proud to have developed four 5-Star Green Star rated buildings and two 4-Star Green Star rated buildings at Century City.
The 5-Star rated buildings it has developed to date are Aurecon 1 & 2 and Bridge Park East and West while the Business Centre and Number 3 Bridgeways (home to Philip Morris) were both awarded 4-Star Green Star Office v 1 Design and As built ratings.
In addition, a number of other applications for Green Star ratings are still pending including that of the Century City Square which has been developed by Rabie at a cost of R1billion and which includes a Conference Centre, a 125 room hotel, offices, apartments and restaurants in five buildings fronting onto a public square.
This development is registered with the GBCSA as a pilot project for a new mixed-use rating tool.
Rabie director, Colin Anderson, says their vision is to have the biggest concentration of green buildings in one precinct and this they were attempting to do in the Conference Centre precinct which is home to not only the buildings around the Square but also Chevron, Bridge Park East and West, No 3 Bridgeways and the Business Centre.
“We firmly believe that by building green buildings, coupled with the roll-out of Century City Connect – a high-speed fibre-optic network enabling the fastest connectivity speeds in Africa – we are ‘future-proofing’ our buildings.”