Tour of Award-winning Lion Match Office Park, Durban - Thursday, 20 April 2017

Dear Alumni and friends,


The iconic Lion Match factory in Durban has received a makeover and now boasts a mix of old and new brickwork. The factory, which sits alongside Kings Park Stadium and is near the Moses Mabhida Stadium, is considered to be one of the city’s memorable architectural landmarks following a two-year process of rejuvenation.

JT Ross, a property development and construction group, bought the 90-year-old site more than a decade ago when Lion Match moved its manufacturing operations to Gauteng.

In 2013, JT Ross announced its intention of rejuvenating the former match factory and converting it into an office park. The refurbishment was set to create 24 000m2 of office space and offer the critical mass to include nice-to-haves such as a coffee shop, outside eating areas and on-site medical and health facilities as well as a three-storey parking garage.

JT Ross swept the board with top honours for its overhaul of the well-known Lion Match factory in Durban at the 2016 South African Property Owners’ Association awards in Gauteng.

The tour – hosted by JT Ross – provides an excellent opportunity to hear about the project and to have a tour of the premises. The programme is as follows:

09h45 - 10h00    Meet outside The Boiler Room Restaurant within the premises

10h00 - 10h30    Welcome and presentation covering brief history of the property

10h30 - 11h30    Lion Match Office Park tour and discussion of redevelopment project

11h30                 Tea and coffee provided at The Boiler Room, courtesy of JT Ross

DATE     :   Thursday, 20 April 2017

TIME     :    9h45 for 10h00

VENUE :    Lion Match Office Park , 892 Umgeni Road, Durban

COST     :   No Charge

RSVP     :   By Thursday, 13 April 2017 to Nomcebo Msweli on 031 260 2016 or email:

View the invitation here.

Robin Ralfe
Chairman Durban Alumni Association

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