MBDA Wants Tenant to Operate Chef School in Tramways Building

OCTOBER 22, 2014

Mandela Bay Development Agency CEO, Pierre Voges, says that within the next two months for a “small social-orientated tenant” to operate the chef school and restaurant in the Tramways Building.

In a report to the Economic Development, Tourism and Agriculture (EDTA0 Committee, which meets tomorrow, Voges says the MBDA will also call for expressions of interest “to operate the events space in the building”.

The MBDA will occupy most of the building, the renovations for which will be completed towards the middle of next year.

Voges notes that the Human Settlements Committee has approved the lease of the building to the MBDA and the Directorate is “busy getting full Council approval for the 10-year lease (to be renewed for a further 10 years)” between the MBDA and municipality.

He says the MBDA Board has approved the proposal that the MBDA should occupy the offices and sublet any additional space, adding that the current budget includes the redevelopment of the building.

Further capital will need to be raised for a pedestrian bridge across the Baakens with parking created on the City side bank. A foot path will be created between the Tramways Building and Bridge Street development.

“Capital will also be raised to rehabilitate the river and investigate options to dam up the river through a weir system that will enable the formation of a water body.” - MetroMinutes.


Photo caption: The Tramways Building in Potr Elizabeth. Photo courtesy of www.waynnesuniverse.blogspot.com