Cummins development at Waterfall wins SAPOA award

Cummins development at Waterfall wins SAPOA award

Cummins Africa Middle East’s new Southern Africa regional head office at Waterfall Logistics Hub recently won the industrial developments category in the 2019 SAPOA Property Development Awards for Innovative Excellence.

Cummins Africa Middle East’s new Southern Africa regional head office at Waterfall Logistics Hub recently won the Industrial Developments Category in the 2019 SAPOA Property Development Awards for Innovative Excellence.

Giles Pendleton, chief development officer for Attacq Ltd, the developer of Waterfall City and Waterfall Logistics Hub, said: “This is the fifth consecutive year that an Attacq development has won this award.”

The SAPOA Awards for Innovative Excellence is an annual event, which seeks to recognise significant contributions made through innovation and excellence in the property sector. Although functional aesthetic appeal is a pivotal requirement for entrants, the holistic approach of the awards evaluates several 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 building is a joint venture with property developers Zenprop Property Holdings and 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 the N1/Allandale interchange. Sustainable design principles and spatial arrangements were further integrated to allow operational cost containment and enhanced employee productivity.

Pendleton said Waterfall 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.

Waterfall was also recently awarded the Best Mixed-use Development in South Africa at the International Property Awards.