Point Waterfront is a harbour-side town located at the entrance to the Port of Durban. During the last 50 years the town suffered decay and was left mostly abandoned. The uShaka Marine World is located here.
|Time zone||UTC+2 (SAST)|
|Point Waterfront Development Project|
|Alternative names||Point Precinct|
|Town or city||Point Waterfront, Durban|
|Construction started||Early 2000s|
|Cost||US$460 Million+ (R6 Billion+)|
|Owner||eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, UEM Sunrise Group Malaysia|
|Structural system||Mixed use|
|Floor count||55 Storeys|
|Design and construction|
|Architecture firm||Cox Architecture|
|Main contractor||eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality and Tongaat Hulett Developments|
After a long wait, eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality and UEM Sunrise Group Malaysia partnered to form the Point Development Company. The plans include the development of a 55-storey tower. A number of residents objected to this, stating that the development would "obstruct their sea-view". However, due to the minimal number of objections, the project will go ahead. In June 2017, the developers gave three watersport clubs a notice to vacate within two months so that construction could go ahead.
The new Durban Cruise Terminal will also be located here. Many private investment developments have been constructed. One significant development which has become a popular high-rise landmark here is The Spinnaker (Building). The Turning Point Apartments will be constructed here.
- "It's all systems go for Point Waterfront - IOL". Retrieved 1 July 2017.
- "Skyscrapers fears for Durban beachfront - IOL". Retrieved 1 July 2017.