The Fairscape Precinct
Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) and its 100% subsidiary, Commercial Holdings, have marked yet another milestone by investing in a property development initiative dubbed “The Fairscape Precinct.” Strategically located in the heart of Showground Office Precinct, this state of the art development is unique and trend-setting as it is a mixed development tower standing at 15 storeys and comprising of rental office space, retail space, penthouses, a hotel (future development) and 884 car parking bays in the basement.
BDC found it imperative to initiate Fairscape Precinct to revitalise Fairgrounds by offering prospective commercial and retail tenants with a world class mixed-use property at a total cost of P466-million. Fairgrounds have since transformed into a major office hub in Gaborone but lack a development that truly places it as an office location of international stature.
The uniqueness of the development is derived from five major design principles: mixed land use, central piazza, district architectural identity, streetscape character and environmental sustainability. This mixed-use concept is the first of its kind to be implemented in Botswana and is envisaged to bring modern high-class working and living environment into the country. The core concept is to integrate the corporate and private culture into one domain – where business meets pleasure.
The central aim of the Fairscape Precinct development is to create an environment which promotes economic opportunities and stimulates the central (focal point of the precinct) having an array of shops and open cafes, hence providing a vibrant “street architecture” where locals and visitors can mingle.
Also as a 15 storey high tower, this makes it one of the tallest buildings in Gaborone. The design and construction incorporate modern green building status, which renders the development to be environmentally friendly and energy efficient, with a three level basement parking. Enterprises with a lot of emphasis on investment sustainability.
With a 15 storey high tower, the design and structure of the building is to accommodate pedestrian movements and accessibility to the amenities of the precinct with a piazza forming the central (focal point of the precinct) having an array of shops and open cafes, hence providing a vibrant “street architecture” where locals and visitors can mingle.
Fairscape Precinct, Plot 70667, Fairgrounds Office Park