One of the projects currently underway is the renovation of The Crescent, situated in the heart of Bryanston. The refurbishment is about to commence and will see an additional floor added taking the building to just under 6000m². The Crescent orientates prominently onto the N1 bypass in Bryanston, next to the William Nicol offramp, and is situated in close proximity to main roads such as Main Road and William Nicol with easy access to the highway and amenities.
The Crescent is situated at 31 Georgian Crescent, nestled within this quiet street in Bryanston. The building will boast 4 storeys of office space, overlooking Magaliessig, Lonehill & Witkoppen. It is accompanied by 257 parking bays on two semi-basement parking levels, on grade covered bays and open bays which is accompanied by 24 hour security to ensure a safe and secure working environment. In addition, there will be a generous rooftop entertainment terrace with magnificent views out to the Magaliesberg in the north.
The Crescent renovation will focus on sustainability, which is celebrated by the clean architectural form of the main building as well as the low maintenance materials presented by the building. Externally, the façade is softened by the use of timber cladding devices wrapping the ‘pylon’ style structural walls, embedding the tenant signage to face highway traffic for maximum exposure and marketing. Low maintenance materials, that also age very well, provide the building with a sense of architectural and corporate sophistication. The building will carry a 4 star Green rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA).
The main façade of the building will face North allowing for maximum natural light.
Both indoor and outdoor environments are well considered, with balconies on every floor, roof terraces and a beautifully landscaped garden encouraging outdoor meetings and workspaces.
The triple volume atrium will overlook the external garden, which has a stunning water feature. It will be surrounded by seating areas that are convenient for meeting clients or enjoying lunch with your colleagues. If you’re looking for privacy or a quiet space outside, there will be private and semi-private break-out spaces covered by well-established landscaping and trees.
Tenants and visitors will be able to utilise the garden spaces for phone calls, client meetings or even bigger functions, without impacting the general office circulation because the external landscape is nestled behind the building, towards the quiet cul-de-sac neighbouring the property.
Building efficiency is key to the layout of the floor plans. The ablution and circulation core separate the useable office space from the triple volume atrium, which is centrally located on plan. The aim is to provide additional flexibility for tenant or office separation, creating opportunities for tenants to have separate entrances whilst still enjoying short distances to common areas. The building will be fully functional with a back-up generator and wheelchair access.