Sandton City recycled tiles benefits charities

Posted On Thursday, 25 March 2010 02:00 Published by eProp Commercial Property News
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Avalon, a NGO (Non government organisation) that assists people with disabilities to learn skills and integrate back into society, was recently presented with a consignment of floor tiles.

Sandton City With the expansion and refurbishment of Sandton City Shopping Centre well underway, workers are carefully salvaging and recycling where possible; with re-usable building materials donated to charities in the area.

In the case of Avalon, these tiles will provide new flooring for the charity shop , as well as for the resident’s living areas. Marlene Klynsmith, General Manager for Avalon Association says, “We are delighted to take delivery of these useful materials, which we would otherwise not have been able to purchase. This will make a big difference to our premises in Kensington and we are therefore grateful to Sandton City.”

Klynsmith adds that Avalon’s future is determined by the vision and actions of those who are committed to providing a place of safety and healing for handicapped people, and that this donation supports this.
Sharon Swain, Sandton City Centre Manager says, “This is our ninth handover of recycled building materials to charities that we have shortlisted for assistance and we’re delighted that these building materials will be put to good use.”

The R1.77 billion first phase of Sandton City Shopping Centre’s repositioning is the first component of a broader vision for the repositioning of the centre by developers Liberty Property Development.
The first phase will bring a further 30,000m2 of retail space on-stream, bringing total retail space in the iconic centre to 131,000m2.  The first phase of the project is scheduled for completion in late 2011.

Throughout the project emphasis will be placed on recovering, reusing and recycling in all possible instances, as well as supporting and involving the local community whenever this can be accomplished.

Requests can be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Requests must include charity/non profit registration number and a physical address. Requests will be evaluated based on suitability and if successful in their request, charities will be required to arrange their own collection for the materials from the centre.

The Sandton City complex is owned by Liberty Group (75%) and Pareto Limited (25%). The centre is managed by Liberty Properties.

Last modified on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 10:33

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