25 June 2019. Attacq Ltd (Attacq), the developers of Waterfall City and Waterfall Logistics Hub, is thrilled to announce that Cummins Africa’s new Southern Africa Regional Head Office has won the SAPOA Property Development Award for Innovative Excellence 2019, in the Industrial Developments Category.
The SAPOA Awards for Innovative Excellence is an annual event, which seeks to recognise significant contributions made through innovation and excellence within the property sector. Although functional aesthetic appeal is a pivotal requirement for entrants, the holistic approach of the awards evaluates multiple design, innovation and efficiency elements, such as social transformation, overall impact, environmentally sustainable design, design industry and community perception. Interiors that ensure the local commercial real estate sector is on par with international standards are also a consideration.
Located in the heart of the Waterfall Logistics Precinct, the Cummins Southern Africa Regional Organisational building was designed by Empowered Spaces Architects, a leading architecture and design practice recognised internationally for delivering contemporary, dynamic and relevant architectural services to a broad range of clients. Guided by Cummins International Design Standards while incorporating local adaptations, the building was designed to allow for optimal northern exposure for commercial use towards N1/Allendale roadway. Sustainable design principles and spatial arrangements were further integrated to allow operational cost containment and enhanced employee productivity.
“It is always an honour for one of our developments to be recognized by this prestigious organisation. At Waterfall City, we continuously strive to maintain the very best standards in the development and design of our buildings and we are happy to have our efforts recognised by our industry peers, “said Giles Pendleton, Head of Development at Waterfall.
Waterfall City is a growing business district and the logistics precinct’s combination of visibility and accessibility, along with its proximity to the Mall of Africa, has been a big driver in ensuring continuous growth in retail, industrial, residential and commercial activities in the Waterfall node.