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July 1, 2020

Century City developments regain momentum

Rabie’s Century City developments, Sable Corner and Bridgewater One, were delayed due to the COVID-19 lockdown and extensions had to be granted to contractors, as they could not access the building sites.

“Our project managers, professional teams and main contractors worked hard during lockdown to concentrate on aspects of the projects that could be done remotely.  This included careful planning for the return to the sites, taking all new safety measures into consideration of course.” Says Colin Anderson, COO of Rabie. “We were fortunate to be able to continue where we left off and have already gained some momentum again.”

Since 1 June, work is progressing well on both developments, despite the slow start up and recent heavy rains.

Sable Corner is a commercial office building comprising of 5 floors across 6 868 sqm of prime space.  A roof deck offers unobstructed views and an executive entertainment opportunity or function area.

Bridgewater One, when complete in mid-2021, will consist of an 80-room hotel flanked by 122 residential apartments, overlooking three hectares of water and greenery, and three individual office buildings.

“The structural elements of the building are taking shaping and soon our Bridgewater One development will be towering amongst the other buildings in the prestigious Bridgeways precinct.” Says Rabie’s Project Manager Raynard Haupt.  “Our team is currently setting up one-on-one consultations with apartment purchasers to understand their requirements and to select finishes to deliver the product that they envisaged.”

The civils works contract of Bridgewater One will commence shortly, and the shaping of the common and public area roads and walkways will start taking place. Quality is of utmost importance and all elements of construction, whether below or above ground, is being monitored by Rabie’s Project Managers and Professional team to ensure the delivery of an excellent product.

Michael Dickinson, Rabie’s Project Manager of Sable Corner says “Sable Corner is nearing practical completion. The internal spaces are finished off to a “grey box”, ready for tenant fitouts and the common areas such as the bathrooms and lobbies are almost complete. The external envelope of the building has taken great shape, with the curved façade and brise soleil, being a fantastic feature.  We look forward to welcoming tenants to this fantastic, one of a kind commercial building.”

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