With just over a week before Walvis Bay’s new shopper’s paradise, Dunes Mall, opens its doors, we catch some of the pre-opening day excitement and jitters from Adelene van der Westhuizen What is happening on site in these last couple of weeks? From an asset-management side, our property-management team, specifically our operations team, is running around on site to ensure that generators, sub-stations, air conditioners, fire sprinkler and fire systems, CCTVs and toilets, to name only a few of the facilities, are installed and in working order to run a fully functional mall by 26 October. Our marketing team, meanwhile, [...]
On the eve of Atterbury’s move to our contemporary new head office at Die Klubhuis in Pretoria, I think it is apt to reflect on where we came from and where to from here. A strategic decision was taken to consolidate the Atterbury Pretoria and Johannesburg offices and for the entire Atterbury Gauteng team to operate from a central hub. Although we have decided to close the Johannesburg office, we retain our focus on our existing, very important Johannesburg relationships and strategic projects in Johannesburg. I’m privileged to lead a highly skilled and motivated development team and work with leading [...]
The names of the 10 boardrooms in Die Klubhuis are as South African as braaivleis, biltong and koeksisters, each recalling a region of our beautiful country. But did you know the origins of these names? Boesmanland The land where the San lived Bokkeveld Millions of migrating springbok used to roam these plains Gariep The historic Khoi name for the Orange River Hantam The original Khoi in the area ate the root of a plant they called heyntame, which grew at the foot of what became called the Hantam Mountain. It’s a soundalike! Kamdeboo There used to be a [...]
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It’s been a big year for Atterbury and for our fearless leader Louis van der Watt, who talks us through why the move to the innovative new HQ is so significant… It’s a time of change at Atterbury – not only are you devolving some of your responsibilities to a new deputy CEO, but you are moving your company’s headquarters across town. Is there any particular reason that 2017 is ringing in so much change? Each guy handles his mid-life crisis differently. I turned 50 this year and maybe there are worse ways of handling a mid-life crisis than to [...]
What does it take to create the headquarters for Atterbury itself? Turns out a lift with a “wow” factor is but one of the many elements… Tony Hofman from Hofman Architects, the firm behind the design of Die Klubhuis, shares some of the special tricks of the trade. Your client will move in very soon. What are the very last tweaks that need to be finalised before the first boxes and people arrive? Right now it’s a proper hive of activity as everyone rushes to the finishing line! There are many things happening all at once: there’s the last timber [...]