Mon-Fri: 8am-8pm | Sat: 8am-6pm
Sun & Public Holidays: 8am-5pm
Cowfish & Curry Up: 10:30am - 10pm
Col’Cacchio: 9:30am - 10pm
Bootlegger: 6:30am - 9pm
Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm | Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun & Public Holidays: 9am-3pm
CNR BARRY-HERTZOG & NAPIER
ABOUT RAND STEAM
Rand Steam Shopping Centre opened on 25 April 2019 and promises to bring an urban eclectic shopping experience to Richmond. Located on the busy corner of Barry Hertzog Drive and Napier Street, just a stone's throw away from Millpark Hospital and surrounded by prominent private schools (Helpmekaar Kollege, Rand Girls High School, Parktown Boys High School). Interestingly, Rand Steam draws its name from the location of the original Rand Steam Laundries and the Ama-washa site of the late nineteenth century. The original buildings that were used for washing, ironing, dying and dry-cleaning were still standing in 2008. Unfortunately, some of these buildings were illegally demolished and the only remaining structures were the Water Tower – used to soften and purify water for use in the laundry; and the large pepper tree – planted to deter flies from the laundry site. These structures were declared heritage sites by the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation and any future development would need to include these structures.
The Moolman Group partnered with Jonker Evolution and Group 44 and embarked on this exciting development to restore this iconic site to its former glory. Group 44 have extensive experience with redeveloping Victoria Yards and 44 on Stanley, which is only 400m away from Rand Steam. The design in the centre will have a creative take on the history behind it. Be on the lookout for hidden history with some of the bricks from the original buildings featuring on the new walls. The stairs in the restored water tower is also made from the reclaimed wood sourced from the original structures. The water features, reminiscent of the Gas Works Spruit along which washing took place, have also been built using stones from the original buildings.
Rand Steam will be a great alternative to your typical shopping centre and will be distinctly different from some of the competitors in the area. The centre will be anchored by Pick n Pay, Woolworths Food and Clicks. Due to the authenticity of the development, the tenant mix includes carefully curated, bespoke type stores, these includes Candice Berman Gallery, ReTrend, Hers, His & Home, Bonafide Barbers, Famke Jewellery Design and Manufacturing, August Clothing, Rain, Exclusive Leather, Fabricate, Tapenade and Friends and Nap Living. The restored water tower will also be home to Six Kings. Everyday convenience will be offered by the likes of Sorbet, Delux Laser & Spa, Hijabella Hair Studio, LookIn Eyecare Specialists, Executailors Dry-cleaning and About Cats & Dogs.
Shoppers will furthermore be treated to culinary variety at Bootlegger Coffee Co, Col’Cacchio, Curry Up and CowFish – a new addition to the Johannesburg food scene. Add to this ample secure parking, and you have a development aimed at gentrifying the Richmond area and spark much deserved new energy in this established market.