2 Fricker Road

Real Estate Upgrades

2021 - 5 months (construction)


Turnkey - Design | Build | Project Mgmt.

Building Upgrade

Real Estate Investment Trust leader, Redefine appointed Internal Developers (ID) to refurbish a building located at 2 Fricker Road, Illovo, JHB.

The scope included internal and external upgrades to the building’s common areas, and considering the nuances of the tenants’ requirements, and the changing trends within this established location.

This brief directed ID to softly upgrade the existing lobby space, bathrooms, and way-finding signage, and enhance the external elements of the building to include breakaway areas, signage, and landscaping.

Modern Transformation

Using a monochromatic colour palette, clean lines, and natural materials, ID created a minimalist-inspired space characterised by a modern interior design style.

Incorporating stark black elements into the existing warm interior, the result is a distinguishable aesthetic that emphasises a delicate balance between crisp lines and warm neutrals.


For the interior lift lobbies, ID focused on creating new seating areas and changing awkward nooks into warm and welcoming waiting areas. Similarly, ID also built new intimate seating spaces in the open areas of an exposed exterior patio. This prompted the transformation of other interior and exterior common areas into multi-functional spaces, which can be used by all tenants, employees, visitors and clients.