Tshwane’s First Steps Towards Becoming Africa’s Automotive Capital
to be Unveiled at the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo and African Smart Cities Summit
Rosslyn Hub, a R3-billion, mixed use development that will catalyse the city of Tshwane to become the automotive capital of Africa is set to be launched at the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo on Wednesday, 16 May 2018 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
The development of Rosslyn Hub is a crucial step towards the creation of the Tshwane Auto City (TAC) – a vision shared by government and the automotive industry to transform the area into the leading automotive investment destination in Africa.
According to Brendan Falkson, Director of Rosslyn Hub it is envisioned that Rosslyn, which is already home to four automotive plants – BMW, Nissan, Iveco and Tata – along with an array of automotive suppliers, will emulate well-established automotive cities like those in Spain, China, Germany and Japan.
Rosslyn Hub will include:
1,200 houses and 250 rental apartments;
A crèche, primary and high school;
A university with student housing;
Two shopping centres, a value centre and filling station;
A logistics park and vehicle distribution centre, with access to a world class rail logistics hub;
A truck staging area and truck stop;
Motor showrooms and a motor retail area;
A hospital and clinic;
A hotel and conference centre; and
An outdoor automotive pavilion.
All this within a secure, pedestrian-friendly environment.
The Rosslyn Hub team and the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) will be presenting their vision at theAfrican Smart Cities Summit on 16 May at a presentation and discussion titled‘A public private collaboration in action’.
This will be followed by the official launch of the development at 17:00 and a networking reception, where the project will be showcased to an audience of media members and representatives from the Gauteng Provincial Government and City of Tshwane.
“With the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo and Smart Cities Summit jointly expected to draw in over 9 000 key public and private stakeholders from across the continent, it is the perfect platform for showing what is possible for the future of African cities,” says Falkson.
For more information or to attend the event visit www.smart-summit.com