Bellville Velodrome – The Galleria
According to a source, a site development or project office has now been erected near Tygervalley Shopping Mall, an indication that works may be about to get underway. In addition, groundworks or surveying appears to begun. We hope to take some pics of the above to clarify what is taking place on site. Stay tuned. Here is some preliminary information about the project.
The project is being developed by a “Dream Team” of architects, planners, developers etc.
- Devmark Property Group
- GRITprop Investments
- Mettle Property Group.
Project managers: BKS and Mitchell Du Plessis Associates [Cape Town Stadium]
- R&L architects [Mbombela Stadium]
- Van der Merwe Miszewski [CTICC]
- Urban Dynamics [CTIA]
- Comrie Wilkinson [Cape Town Stadium Urban Concept]
At a Council meeting on 28 October, approval was given for the City of Cape Town to award a R3 billion tender to establish retail, business, residential, hotel and conference facilities on an 11.5 ha property in the Bellville Velodrome precinct.
In addition to the existing sporting facilities, the Velodrome will be remodelled to complement the conference facilities with the staging of concerts, shows, trade affairs and exhibitions. A high performance sport centre will be incorporated into the sport and athletic facilities and will be used to provide specialised training to athletes.
The development is based on a spine ‘Galleria’ that will provide the circulation and connection to all the facilities. Parking with entrances at various levels and locations will be provided to connect the hotel, conference and sporting facilities with the retail, business and residential components.
The capacity of the velodrome will be increased from 8,000 to 18,000 for concerts and other events.