The Cape Town Building Centre relocated to a custom-designed building at Northgate Estate. It offers clients and exhibitors a strategically positioned, light-filled building with a new range of stands and modernised exhibits.
Terraforce is one of the exhibitors who have taken great pride in upgrading their displays in the new building centre. “The new display is more compact. Now the entire display can be viewed at a glance and, of course, we stuck to our signature green to highlight our focus on green building, accentuated by the generous addition of plants to the display,” said Holger Rust, the owner of Terraforce.
According to Cheryl Neave, public relations manager for the centre, the high roof and full-length glazing of the northern facade allow considerable light into the building, cutting down the need for electrical lights. Efficient ventilation and modern insulation also make air-conditioning unnecessary.
The new building offers 1 000m2 of floor area and 66m2 of mezzanine floor. The landlord, Michele Mancini of Floratelli Kitchens, will occupy 200m2. A mini conference arena is in the pipeline, as well as a small coffee lounge.
Neave said an important central feature of the new centre will be a three-level eco-house, which will be built entirely with materials and methods that promote green building. The eco-house was the brainchild of Rayne Neave, who is the grandchild of the building centre’s founder, Laurie Wale.
The new site’s official launch is expected to be in April, when industry role players will be invited to an event at the new centre. The eco-house will be very much part of the launch as it will be close to completion by then. For directions or enquiries, phone the building centre on 021 510 4000 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.