• Staff writer


Updated: Jan 19, 2021

The first phase of the new Castle Gate mixed use precinct development in Pretoria opened in November 2020. The project is being co-developed by Atterbury property Fund and The Carl Erasmus Trust.

Construction began in 2019 after three years of meticulous planning and approvals to develop the last portion of the original Waterkloof farm in Pretoria. Although work was stopped during the lockdown, Atterbury was able to accelerate the project in time for the festive season trade.

The design has a rustic, industrial farmhouse feeling, inspired by openness and simplicity, with a piazza and abundant outdoor green spaces. Forest-like features celebrate natural elements and there are fountains, art installations and a children’s play area. The centre is also eco-friendly and has a solar farm, access to three water sources, integrated rainwater harvesting, borehole water with onsite filtration and treatment, as well as municipal water supply.

The development will be rolled out in response to market demand and will be a prominent location for businesses, especially corporate head offices. It is well-served by public transport, being 25 minutes away from OR Tambo International Airport, ten minutes away from the Pretoria Gautrain station and 15 minutes form the Pretoria CBD.


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