The Newtown Junction is the largest investment (R1,2 billion) in the Johannesburg CBD in its recent history. The development is a key component of the Newtown Cultural Precinct redevelopment project which aims to revitalise the precinct as a heritage and cultural destination. The entire development embodies a holistic vision - connecting the past, present and future of this built environment together with care and flair. Newtown Junction will be sustainable while preserving Joburg's history and revitalising heritage, and creating a space that is relevant to those who live, work and travel in the city today.

The development consists of two phases:
  • 1st Phase - Newtown Junction; and
  • 2nd Phase - City Lodge Hotel.

The total development includes:
  • Retail: 40 000m2
  • Offices: 36 000m2
  • Hotel: 9 500m2 with 149 rooms
  • Parking Bays: 2 400 bays

khb has been instrumental in ensuring that the project was achieved in terms of investment, transformation and in terms of timelines. The project achieved beyond its required target in ensuring transformation was successfully and meaningful through the construction phase.
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One of the Johannesburg Development Agency's (JDA) largest projects has been the design and implementation of the Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. The JDA is the managing agent responsible for the appointment of companies to construct the BRT.

khb was appointed as property broker and project manager for Phase 1A, 1B & 1C to acquire well over 100 properties and/or servitudes required for the construction of the BRT route, bus depots and layover facilities.


khb have been appointed by the Joburg Property Company SOC (Pty) Ltd (JPC) to act as development manager for the Newtown Precinct on behalf of the City of Johannesburg.

khb have been strategic in the revision of the Newtown Urban Design Framework and the Newtown Cultural Business Plan. The Newtown Cultural Business Plan offers a number of key projects which will ensure the continuation of Newtown as a Cultural Precinct. These projects include commercial development of various City owned land parcels as well as a number of cultural projects to ensure sustainability of the precinct.

khb have been appointed by a number of private companies to assist with the facilitation of purchase of land from the City of Johannesburg.