In July 2018 the Giflo / Abland / SOM joint venture commenced with the development of the new 5700m2 head office for supply chain solutions and logistics company, Barloworld Logistics. This building will be the 1st in the new 78 000m2 mixed-use Irene Precinct in Centurion and will achieve a 4* as build rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa.
In 2017 a decision was made by Barloworld Logistics to re-locate their head office from Barlow Park to Centurion. The minimum requirements for the new location was a site that has highway visibility, access to public transport, suitable road infrastructure and energy efficient. What we offered Barloworld was exactly that and the opportunity to be part of the new Irene Precinct expanding to approximately 78 000m2 of mixed use development with key offerings being a 15 000m2 retail centre, hotel, residential units, medical- and office space. The proposed phase 2 Gautrain expansion will result in the new Irene station being built directly adjacent to the precinct and the Metro rail station is 1.5 km down the road.
Barloworld awarded the project to the Giflo / Abland / SOM JV due to their past experience with Barloworld Logistics, capability to deliver the project on time and the ability and commitment to quality and sustainability
The sod turning ceremony was held on the 13th July and attended by Barloworld Group CEO Dominic Sewela, Logistics CEO Kamogelo Mmutlana and Equipment CEO Emmy Leeka. Said Mmutlana:” We are looking forward to our new headquarters being a beacon for our stakeholders, a landmark within the precinct, a place where we can grow as a business and create a bold new future.