RESTORED WETLANDS

The construction of the N4 Gateway, a R350 million light industrial park planned for a tract of prime land along the N4 highway, will also bring with it regeneration for a neglected wetland situated on the property’s eastern border. This green lung will feature new indigenous plants and trees, serving to attract bird and animal life. Initial assessments indicated that the property, which was previously zoned for agricultural use, had a wetland, and it was on this basis that a specialist wetland consultant conducted a study and demarcated the wetland area. The wetland was found to be in a severe state of degradation, with man-made channelling having left it drained and full of invaders and pioneer grasses. However specialists maintained that the wetland still had an important function in that it could alleviate flooding, improve water retention in the landscape and support habitat. On this basis a rehabilitation plan was formulated. In addition to proper storm water management, plans include the establishment of wide streams flanked by indigenous grasses. Also planned is the re-seeding of indigenous plant species, landscaping with indigenous trees, removal of alien vegetation and the creation of wet detention ponds. These measures aim to help restore the wetlands function and flora diversity. The open grassed swale and vegetated detention ponds will create a suitable habitat for species such as the bullfrog to breed, feed and provide a safe passage way to adjacent sites without having to cross roads. With environmental concerns catered for, construction work on the land – which already has fully installed services, tarred roads and street lights – has commenced. For further information contact Theuns Botha on 082 560 718

METROBUILD 01 Dec 2009 Page 35

Restored wetland enhances N4 Gateway

The wetland on the eastern border of N4 Gateway was found to be in a severe state of degradation, with man-made channelling having left it drained and encroached with invaders and pioneer grasses. Specialists maintained that the wetland still had an important function, in that it can alleviate flooding, improve water retention in the landscape and habitat support. A rehabilitation plan was formulated which would include proper storm water management as well as the establishment of wide streams flanked by indigenous grasses. Also planned is the re-seeding of indigenous plant species, landscaping with indigenous trees, removal of alien vegetation and the creation of wet detention ponds. These measures aim to help restoring the wetland’s function and flora diversity. “The open grassed swale and vegetated detention ponds will create a suitable habitat for species like the bullfrog to feed and breed, as well as to provide a safe passage way to adjacent sites without having to cross any roads,” said Theuns Botha, spokesperson for Uniqon, developers of N4 Gateway. Botha maintains that with environmental concerns catered for, construction work on the land – which already has fully installed services, tarred roads and street lights – has begun. The location of N4 Gateway makes it ideal for logistics operations servicing the Pretoria, Mpumalanga and Limpopo areas. • For more information about N4 Gateway, visit www.uniqon.co.za or contact Theuns Botha on 082 560 7186

CONSTRUCTION WORLD 01 Jan 2010 Page 15

Wetland conscious

The N4 Gateway’s restored wetland bodes well for the environment and enhances the park-like surrounds of this major development near Pretoria. N4 GATEWAY, A R350-million light industrial park, planned for a tract of prime land along the N4 highway, will also bring with it regeneration for a neglected wetland situated on the property’s eastern border. Wetland woes Theuns Botha, spokesperson for Uniqon, the developers tasked with building N4 Gateway, says that initial assessments indicated that the property, which was previously zoned for agricultural use, had a wetland, and it was on this basis that a specialist wetland consultant conducted a study and demarcated the wetland area. The wetland was found to be in a severe state of degradation, with man-made channelling having left it drained and encroached with invaders and pioneer grasses. Specialists maintained that the wetland still had an important function: it can alleviate flooding, improve water retention in the landscape supports habitat. On this basis, a rehabilitation plan was formulated. In addition to proper storm water management, plans include the establishment of wide streams, flanked by indigenous grasses. The re-seeding of indigenous plant species, landscaping with indigenous trees, removal of alien vegetation and the creation of wet detention ponds are also planned. N4 Gateway construction work on the land – which already has fully installed services, tarred roads and street lights – has commenced. N4 Gateway offers optimal location and cutting-edge security, with the 46 ha site comprising 124 stands ranging from 1 493 m2 to 10 563 m2, with easy access to the Nl, N4, Hans Strijdom Drive and Bronkhorstspruit Road. The area has proved popular for development in recent years, and in line with this, it has become necessary to upgrade some of the roads around the Hans Strijdom and N4 intersections. “Once built, N4 Gateway will become a part of the solution,” says Botha. Plans include new traffic lights along Hans Strijdom Drive, with exclusive turning lanes on all the approaches and additionally slip lanes where required. The N4 Gateway’s location makes it prime property while the developer also revitalized its natural wetland.

BUSINESS DAY (Final), Companies & Markets 27 Jan 2010 Page 11

Industrial park on N4 ready for building

SPECIALIST property developer Uniqon has announced that its R350m light industrial park development, on a tract of prime land along the N4 highway in Pretoria’s eastern suburbs, is all set to commence with the construction of custom-built client premises.
The industrial park is expected to contribute to the regeneration of a neglected wetland on the property’s eastern border.
The park will feature new indigenous plants and trees that serve to attract bird and animal life.
Initial assessments indicated that the property, previously zoned for agricultural use, had a wetland. It was on this basis that a wetland consultant conducted a study and demarcated the wetland area, says Uniqon’s Theuns Botha.
The wetland was found to be in a severe state of degradation, man-made channels had left it drained, and plant invaders and pioneer grasses had encroached on it.
But specialists insisted it still had an important function, in that it could alleviate flooding and improve water retention. On that basis, a rehabilitation plan was formulated.
In addition to providing proper storm-water management, the plans include the establishment of wide streams flanked by indigenous grasses. Also planned is the reseeding of indigenous plant species, landscaping with indigenous trees, the removal of alien vegetation and the creation of wet detention ponds.
These measures are all intended to restore the wetland’s function and diversity in plant life.
The open grassed swale and vegetated detention ponds will create a suitable habitat for species like the bullfrog to feed and breed, as well as to provide a safe passageway to adjacent sites without having to cross any roads, Botha says.
With the environmental concerns catered for, he says, construction work on the land which already has fully installed services, tarred roads and street lights, has commenced.
The 46ha site is made up of 124 stands ranging in size from 1 493m2 to 10 563m2, with easy access to the N1, N4, Hans Strijdom Drive and Bronkhorstspruit Road. The park is an ideal location for logistics operations that service the Pretoria, Mpumalanga and Limpopo areas.
Because the area has proved popular for development in recent years, it has become necessary to upgrade some of the roads around the Hans Strijdom and N4 intersections.
Once built, the N4 Gateway will become part of the solution, says Botha.
Plans include new traffic lights along Hans Strijdom Drive, with exclusive turning lanes on all the approaches and additional slip lanes where required. Botha is optimistic about prospects for the new development, and a number of sites have already been sold.
This prime site provides a good opportunity for businesses which require a secure environment that’s affordable and close to major highways. N4 Gateway also offers an opportunity to build according to each company’s exact specifications. Another advantage for prospective buyers is the City of Tshwane’s commitment to take responsibility for all services, with the property owners’ association liable for management of the park.

REKORD (East), Lynnwood 29 Jan 2010 Page 19

Developer restores wetland

The N4 Gateway’s restored wetland bodes well for the environment and enhances the park-like surrounds.
N4 Gateway, a R350-million light industrial park, planned for a tract of prime land along the N4 freeway, will also bring with it regeneration for a neglected wetland situated on the property’s eastern border.
This green-lung will feature new indigenous plants and trees, serving to attract bird and animal life.
Initial assessments indicated that the property, which was previously zoned for agricultural use, had a wetland and it was on this basis that a specialist wetland consultant conducted a study and demarcated the wetland area, says Theuns Botha, spokesperson for Uniqon, developers tasked with building the N4 Gateway.
The wetland was found to be in a severe state of degradation, with man-made channelling having left it drained and encroached with invaders and pioneer grasses. Specialists maintain the wetland still has an important function in that it can alleviate flooding, improve water retention in the landscape and habitat support.
On this basis a rehabilitation plan was formulated.
In addition to proper storm-water management, plans include the establishment of wide streams, flanked by indigenous grasses.
These measures aim to help restore the wetland’s function and fibra diversity.
The open grassed swale and vegetated detention ponds will create a suitable habitat for species like the bullfrog to feed and breed as well as to provide a safe passage to adjacent sites without having to cross any roads, adds Theuns.
He maintains that with environmental concerns catered for, construction work on the land, which already has fully installed services, tarred roads and streetlights, has commenced. N4 Gateway offers optimal location and cutting-edge security with the 46ha site comprising 124 stands ranging from 1 493sqm to 10 563sqm, with easy access to the Ni, N4 and Hans Strijdom Drive.
ENVIRONMENT FRIENDLY. Pretoria’s N4 Gateway restored a neglected wetland system on its property.

SUNDAY WEEKEND ARGUS, Property 20 Jun 2010 Page 6

Lower building costs seal the deal at N4 Gateway Park

SUPERB location and exceptional features mean that ready to-develop land at Uniqon’s N4 Gateway light industrial security park in Pretoria is attracting growing interest and inquiries thanks, in part, to weakening building costs.
Building costs are lower than in the past as contractors vie for work and are prepared to decrease their margins, says Uniqon’s Theuns Botha.
For N4 Gateway, that translates into strong demand and accelerating building activity. Despite tricky economic conditions in the past year he points to the fact that more than 93 million square metres of land have already been sold at the light industrial park, to businesses in sectors including pharmaceuticals, property development, logistics and construction. Buyers include companies like Chempure, Biddulphs Removals and Ivubu Investments, BP and Business Partners.
Botha says enquiries are on the rise from investors and developers, most of whom want to take advantage of the park’s proximity and access to markets in Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga.
Now is a good time to build at the best price, and the market is aware of the fact, he says, adding that land is priced from R600/m2.
Location and building costs are only part of the appeal. The 46ha N4 Gateway Park provides a full range of competitive services and facilities that light industrial tenants expect.
Stands for development, factory units and turnkey projects are all on offer.
Features include high security installed telecommunications infrastructure and guaranteed electricity supply which is an essential consideration for any business.
Uniqon is rehabilitating the adjacent wetland as part of its commitment to the environment.
A variety of sizes and an option to buy on a sectional title basis or to lease allow users to tailor their premises to their needs, plus all units have offices, kitchenettes and ablutions.
ACCESSIBLE: Construction is under way at the N4 Gateway light industrial business park in Gauteng.

COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY NEWS 01 May 2010 Page 32

New mini-units at N4 Gateway

Warehousing and logistical operations looking for accessible and flexible premises to serve the Pretoria, Limpopo and Mpumalanga markets will soon have a fresh option at the R350 million N4 Gateway light industrial park with the launch of mini and midi units in June 2010. Developed by Uniqon, the 46 ha park offers accessibility to the Nl, N4, Hans Strijdom Drive and Bronkhorstspruit Road, making it a natural choice for operations that service the Pretoria, Mpumalanga and Limpopo markets. Starting at 400 m2 to 600 m2, the units are available either to lease or to buy on a sectional title basis, and can be combined to meet tenant requirement. Uniqon has also taken on the upgrading of certain roads around the Hans Strijdom and N4 intersections.

SAKE 24 (Beeld) 26 Mar 2010 Page 7

Nywerhede begin weer blyplek soek

Hoewel die nywerheidseiendomsmark nog nie is waar hy twee jaar gelede was nie, het bedrywighede sedert Januarie stewig begin kop optel.
Daar is? ‘n sterker vraag na veral klein tot middelslag-nywerheidseenhede, volgens ontwikkelaars wat besig is om nuwe eenhede na die mark toe te bring.
Die ontwikkelaar Uniqon is besig met die ontwikkeling van die N4 Gateway-ligtenywerheidspark vail R350 miljoen teenaan die N4-hoofweg en Hans Strijdom rylaan in die ooste van Pretoria.
Die ontwikkeling behels 124 nywerheidserwe op 46 ha, waarvan sowat 25 a! verkoop is, volgens mnr. Theuns Botha, woordvoerder van Uniqon.
Hy’s daar is ook nuwe minien midi-eenhede van tussen 300 m2 en 600 m2 beskikbaar vir verkope op n deeltiteigrondslag of vir verhuring.
Die huurgeld beloop tussen R45/m2 en R50/m2 en die kooppryse begin op R5 000/rn2.
Botha’s die ontwerp van die eenhede is buigsaam en kan in enige behoefte voorsien. Groter gebruikers kan byvoorbeeld van die eenhede kombineer. Elke eenheid sluit ook n kantoorkomponent en n klein kombuis in.
Die totale perseel beslaan 62,3 ha, wat n belangrike groenruirnte insluit met inheemse plantegroei en n moerasgebied wat opgeknap gaan word.
Hy’s een van die groot trekpleisters is die sekuriteit en die ligging van die perseel. Die ontwikkeling is duidelik sigbaar vanaf die N4-hoofweg.
Uniqon se N4 Gateway-nywerheidsontwikkeling in die ooste van Pretoria.

SOUTH AFRICAN PROPERTY REVIEW 01 Apr 2010 Page 56

Industrial/ Flexibility and highway exposure key features of new mini-units at N4 Gateway

Flexibility and highway exposure key features of new mini-units at N4 Gateway Warehousing and logistical operations looking for accessible, flexible premises to serve the Pretoria, Limpopo and Mpumalanga markets will soon have a fresh R350 million N4 Gateway light industrial park with the and midi-units in June 2010.

 

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