Craftsmen’s Ship is a mixed use development on Main Street within the Maboneng Precinct. The project combines the refurbishment of an existing light industrial warehouse with two new buildings that sees the site transformed into a mixed use complex with residential units, retail stores, a central courtyard and a pool. The site has a rich heritage, dating back to 1941.
The existing warehouse building, which sits diagonally on the site, was initially designed as an indoor racetrack for whippets. Over the years, as the building changed ownership, the use changed to a vehicle showroom and then to workshop spaces for small artisans and business owners. In 2014, when the Craftsmen’s Ship project was initiated, the existing warehouse and adjacent office buildings were in a derelict state.
+ The pool area