The Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) is the City of Johannesburg’s (CoJ) development agency and was established at a critical moment in Johannesburg’s history as part of the iGoli 2002 re-engineering process. The JDA has been appointed by the CoJ to manage its capital works programme.
The JDA is guided by the overarching frameworks of the National Development Plan, the Gauteng 2055 vision, the CoJ’s Growth and Development Strategy (GDS) 2040, and the CoJ’s Spatial Development Framework (SDF). The JDA is specifically led by the 2040 strategy’s ideals of resilience, liveability and sustainability.
In line with the CoJ’s 2040 GDS, the CoJ wished to provide a primary healthcare facility in Bezuidenhout Valley, Johannesburg area. The healthcare facility did not have sufficient capacity to service the community and would not have been able to deal with future community requirements.
The Bez Valley Clinic, located at the corner of 6th and 4th Street in Bezuidenhout Valley, was upgraded and refurbished in order to meet the CoJ Health Department’s standards of a high-quality health environment, and to provide the community with the level of service that the CoJ and community expects.
Delta Built Environment Consultants (Delta BEC) was appointed by the Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) for architectural services for the design and implementation management of the extension and renovation of the existing Bez Valley Clinic in Johannesburg.
The JDA required the provision of architectural services from inception to completion. In order to ensure that all requirements of the JDA were addressed, a phased approach was adopted as follows:
The idea behind the project was to upgrade the facility from a five-consulting room clinic to a 16-consulting room clinic. As a result, multiple design solutions were explored to incorporate the existing building. Delta BEC managed to include the existing guardhouse and part of the Löffelstein retaining wall, and utilised the existing platform created for the existing clinic in an attempt to reduce the impact of site works on the site.
The final accommodation is the clinic, the guardhouse (renovated), outdoor stores, a parking area housing both covered and open parking bays as well as landscaped areas.
The project commenced in March 2017, and is expected to be completed in 2019.
CLIENT NAME: Johannesburg Development Agency
LOCATION: Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa
PROJECT DURATION: 27 Months
START DATE: March 2017
END DATE: June 2019