NATURE & WILDLIFE
A 7-hectare wetland on the site will be fully rehabilitated. Alien invasive plant species will be removed and this important ecosystem will be restored as a home for indigenous bird, amphibian and plant life.
Fortress has purchased 72 hectares of offset land adjacent to the Tugela River mouth for the preservation of endangered grass land. It will also support the rehabilitation of the Van Riebeek Park ‘Bluff’ wetland project.
Rising transport costs are a key contributor to inflation in an economy that is import driven. Well located facilities that are close to ports of entry minimise the cost of fuel and wear and tear on trucks moving goods from the busy port of Durban to the hinterland.
Efficient facilities where congestion and delays are minimised enables tenants to optimise travel time, ultimately driving down the cost per pallet.
The Clairwood Logistics Park is expected to create almost 19 000 jobs during the four year construction period as well as provide opportunities for skills and enterprise development. It will create more than 4000 permanent jobs after completion in December 2020.
STRUCTURE & BUILDING
Warehousing within the facility will be developed to the high standards set down by the developer with a height of 13.5m to the underside of the eaves, high tolerance flooring, which provides a solid platform for the erection of racking and easy movement of mechanised machinery.
Green building best practice is incorporated via features such as low maintenance indigenous landscaping and buildings that can accommodate photo voltaic cells for the production of electricity.