A REPORT ON A HERITAGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR A SHOPPING CENTRE IN MEYERTON, MIDVAAL MUNICIPALITY, GAUTENG PROVINCE
Archaetnos cc was appointed by Swart & Associates Architects to conduct a heritage impact assessment for a proposed shopping centre development in Meyerton. The applicable erven included in the development is the Remainder and Portion 10 of Erf 1104 as well as portions 122, 123 and 124 of Erven 1053. This is in the Midvaal Municipality, Gauteng Province.
The project firstly entails the consolidation of the three erven, then the demolition of existing buildings on the properties and hereafter the development of a shopping centre. This consist of a ground storey with a small section going up to a first storey. The erven are adjacent to one another, between two streets namely Loch and Reitz Street.
Only one of the existing buildings on the properties are older than 60 years but has been adapted over the years to such an extent that it has no inherent heritage importance left. Also, nothing else of heritage importance was noted.
The applicable social consultation has also been done, consisting of site notices and newspaper advertisements. No comments were received.
The development may therefore continue. It is recommended that this HIA report be approved by the PHRA-G and that the demolition of the existing buildings on the three properties be approved.
Prof. A.C. van Vollenhoven (L.AKAD.SA.) Accredited member of ASAPA Accredited member of SASCH