Architect and Builder Magazine South Africa Dec 2017 / Jan 2018 - Page 86

PROJECT FEATURE TSOGO SUN CAPE TOWN CITY BOWL TSOGO SUN SunSquare and StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl DEVELOPER Green Willow Properties 9 PROJECT MANAGER Aecom QUANTITY SURVEYOR Aecom ARCHITECT (LONDON) Dexter Moren Associates ARCHITECT (SA) Ruben Reddy Architects CIVIL, STRUCTURAL, MECHANICAL, WET SERVICES, FIRE SERVICES Ekcon ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS McAvinchey Consulting Engineers T sogo Sun recently opened its new dual-brand 19-storey hotel in the Cape Town City Bowl. The R700m development is located on the corners of Bree and Strand Street and Buitengracht. It incorporates two economy hotels, namely the select service SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl and the StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl. The two hotels have been developed in response to a growth trend in the mid-market hotel sector in South Africa. The dual brand development, for client Green Willow Properties, comprises a 200- bedroom SunSquare hotel and 300-bedroom StayEasy hotel. At 20-storeys, the hotel occupies an entire city block in Cape Town’s central business district. The bulk of the development is new build, creating a landmark tower. A distinctive multi-layered profile with ceramic clad elevations subtly differentiates the two hotel brands. Taking advantage of the spectacular views of Table Mountain and other local landmarks, rooftop leisure facilities include a swimming pool, gym, lounge bar and terrace. At ground level, retail units and a restaurant and bar create an active street frontage - an important enhancement to the neighbourhood. The SunSquare hotel has five banqueting and conference venues, accommodating up to 140 delegates. The project also includes undercover parking for 300 vehicles. HEALTH AND SAFETY Eppen-Burger Associates INTERIOR DESIGNERS Blacksmith TOWN PLANNERS Tommy Brümmer Town Planners LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT Viridian Consulting PHOTOGRAPHY Courtesy of Tsogo Sun At 20-storeys, the hotel occupies an entire city block in Cape Town’s central business district. The bulk of the development is new build, creating a landmark tower. 86 Tsogo Sun