With over 110 years extensive industry experience, and with a national footprint, J.T. Ross has created well known, sustainable and eco friendly buildings within retail precincts, commercial and industrial business parks and residential projects. Transformation and the creation of a diverse employee profile remain a key performance area for all South African businesses and the growth and development of economy and society.
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Westside Office Park, KwaZulu-Natal
Construction on the new Westside Office Park with the initial corporate offices for Dimension Data is complete. The site was the first of a number of buildings to come on stream within the established Westside Office Park, opposite the Pavilion Shopping Centre. The two storey building incorporates various green building concept elements with indigenous landscaping and a water feature within the park.
Lion Match Office Park, KwaZulu-Natal
Possibly one of the most exciting developments currently being undertaken is that of the refurbishment of the Lion Match Office Park. The office park is located off the busy Umgeni Road adjoining the Kings Park and Moses Mabhida Stadia, and both Masabalala Yengwa Avenue and the M4. When complete, the Lion Match Office Park will provide 20 000m2 of prime office space located within the old factory building itself as well as in revamped warehouses, which fall within the park. The majority of the project will be completed as part of the first phase by September 2014 with the second phase on schedule and ready for occupation by the middle of 2015.
Digistics, Cornubia, KwaZulu-Natal
The Digistics cold storage warehouse has recently been completed at Cornubia and despite the many challenges as a result of it being a very different build, the tenants took occupation on 1 April 2014.
Tshelimnyama Pedestrian Bridge, KwaZulu-Natal
The recently completed pedestrian bridge extends over the N3 and allows the residents of Tshelimnyama safe passage over the road to the nearby Westmead Industrial township. Construction included a walkway which extends from the bridge through to Chesterville, Westville and the Pavilion Shopping Centre transport routes. The initiative was undertaken by The South African National Roads Agency.
Construction was completed in November 2013 on this two storey office building which boasts magnificent views over the Indian Ocean. The design incorporates a number of green elements, one of which is the grass rooftop and open space allowing occupants of the office park a relaxed and tranquil environment to do business in.
SA Home Loans Head Office, KwaZulu-Natal
New corporate office for client, South Africa Home Loans, consisting of a basement area, two floors of offices and a roof level was completed late in 2013.
Hyde Park Hotel, Gauteng
A hotel consisting of 150 rooms was constructed from the 8th floor of the existing parkade of Hyde Park Shopping Centre in Johannesburg. Access to the hotel is possible from within the Hyde Park Shopping Centre as well as the outer ring roads. A scenic lift carries guests from the ground through to the top of the structure, and a gym takes up the top floor of the hotel.
eThekwini Hospital, KwaZulu-Natal
The client, Capensis Management, required the construction of a hospital to accommodate up to 300 beds and specifically incorporating a specialised cardiac treatment centre. An H-shaped hospital was built within 17 months consisting of 4 and 5 storeys at the Riverhorse Valley Business Estate. Easy access provided from the N2 with parking facilities for patients and hospital staff. KwaZulu-Natal’s first fully digital hospital, specializing in cardiac treatments and comprising several other wards including maternity, pediatrics and a renal unit.
Zevenwacht Shopping Centre, Western Cape
Construction of a regional shopping centre for client Zenprop. A single level shopping centre was completed within a 13 month time frame. The centre was designed in a horseshoe formation and representative of the winelands area within which it is situated. Anchor tenants include Woolworths, Spar and the Edcon Group. Natural light, landscaping and use of materials create the tie-in to the winelands surrounding the centre.
Bayside Shopping Centre, Western Cape
Extension undertaken to existing shopping centre for clients Acucap and Old Mutual. The project included a redesign of the building and was completed within an 11 month timeline.
The Crescent Shopping Centre, KwaZulu-Natal
A joint venture shopping centre development with Pangbourne Properties Ltd and Nedbank Corporate was built within 9 months. The centre was designed in a circular manner with shops facing onto the parking area on ground level. Additional parking was provided on the first level. Shops are situated on the three levels, predominantly the ground level with parking outside each entrance and additional bays on the roof which are undercover. There are a number of anchor tenants including Pick ‘n Pay, Coricraft and Food Lovers Market.
Blackburn Pedestrian Bridge, KwaZulu-Natal
A pedestrian bridge built across the N2, between Blackburn Village and Umhlanga Rocks New Town Centre to allow for easier access between Blackburn and the Gateway precinct. This project was a Joint Venture with Devru Construction for client South African National Roads Agency. The pedestrian bridge directly addressed the need for safe passing between the village of Blackburn and the Gateway precinct.
Hillcrest Hospital, KwaZulu-Natal
A new two storey hospital which includes doctors rooms, a maternity ward, operating theatres, general wards, a radiology unit, as well as various other administration and operational areas. The Hillcrest Private Hospital was developed and built by J.T. Ross who are major shareholders of the healthcare facility as well. Visit the website for more information.
Gatemax Medical Centre, KwaZulu-Natal
Office block with medical suites required alongside Umhlanga Hospital. Located opposite Gateway Theatre of Shopping at Umhlanga Ridge and built for client Musasa Trading (Pty) Ltd. Design and construction of a 6 story office park with 4 storey basement and parking.
Cape Town Film Studios, Western Cape
Two new film studios have been built in Faure near Cape Town on what is measured as a 200 ha site. 60ha form the first phase. Construction commenced toward the end of 2008 and the first phase was completed in 2010. The film studios are situated at the corner of the N2 and the R310, toward Stellenbosch in the Western Cape.