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“In my role as Global Chair of one of the world’s largest law firms, I spend a large amount of my time travelling. The Durban Club Place project is an excellent example of international best practice in support of the legal profession and wider professional services. South Africa should be extremely proud to be showcasing such an important initiative.”

Paul Rawlinson Global Chair Baker & McKenzie

DURBAN CLUB PLACE Contemporary offices, an elegant members club, mediation and arbitration suites, conferencing, restaurants, coffee shops, upmarket shops and beautifully designed public space, all a stone’s throw from the High Court and City Hall.


ix Durban Club Place and Durban Club Chambers (the former

NedBank Building) form the cornerstone of the Professional Quarter and collectively offer just over 23,000 sqm of office space. Both buildings were built in the ‘60s and ‘70s by celebrated architects and showcase iconic modernist architectural features which are being sensitively restored and renovated.


Office spaces, reception and public areas are being renovated, restored and updated with the latest design, materials and technology. Durban Club Place will celebrate its history as the famed legal quarter of KwaZulu-Natal whilst being infused with 21st century services and modern design.


LOCATION Located in the heart of Durban’s CBD, Durban Club Place forms the heart of the Professional Quarter. Durban Club Place is next door to the Master’s Office and City Hall and is just five minutes’ walk away. The High Court is a short drive away, and for businesses based at Durban Club Place, a shuttle service offers a chauffeur driven,

Durban High Court

6-seater air-conditioned people carrier which runs during court hours to High Court and back. Being in the centre of town provides easy access to all forms of transport for staff, including train, taxi and bus.

• 350m from City Hall

• 4km to Florida Road

• 1km from the High Court

• 16km from Umhlanga

• 1.3km from the ICC

• 11km from Virginia Airport

• 300m from Virgin Gym

• 33km from King Shaka International Airport


Bespoke artwork ‘Lady Justice’ commissioned for the entrance of Durban Club Chambers

REVITALISED PUBLIC SPACE: Durban Club Place is being resurfaced, and will ultimately become a pedestrianised street with limited vehicular access. • Specialist retailers • Rooftop coffee bar • All-day dining • Landscaped terraces • Pedestrianised areas • Elegant street design • Complimentary Wi-Fi • 24-hour security Durban Club Place - artists impression


SIX DURBAN CLUB PLACE A modernist building of great importance to the legal and judicial system, housing the majority of advocates in KwaZulu-Natal as well as the Society of Advocates of Natal. The building consists of three towers built in 1958 showcasing strong contemporary, modernist architecture. It comprises 138 office spaces from 23sqm upwards, which are available to applicants approved by the Six Durban Club Place Housing Committee. Six Durban Club Place exclusively houses legal practitioners, advocates and prestigious law firms, including the majority of the Durban Bar. The building is home to the KwaZulu-Natal Bar, a constituent Member of the General Council of the Bar.


is a private facility

exclusively available to businesses in Six Durban Club Place and members of Chambers Club. Situated on the 15th floor, Club Room Six offers a formal boardroom and arbitration room along with informal meeting areas and luxury hospitality service.


“I am honoured to be part of such an important step in the regeneration of the city I love.” Sakhile Mhlongo Artist

A huge permanent public art installation depicting the late Anton

Mhlongo’s depiction is of a full length Anton Lembede the lawyer,

Lembede has been installed on the corner of Anton Lembede Street

wearing a trim charcoal suit and carrying his legal briefcase, striding

and Six Durban Club Place to mark the start of the regeneration of

purposefully towards court.

Durban Club Place. Jonny Friedman, CEO of Urban Lime Properties said: The artwork, entitled ‘Anton, Bachelor of Law’ is the largest privately funded public art piece in KwaZulu-Natal and one of the largest pieces

“This piece is a nod to the extraordinary legal profession in this country

in the country, covering nearly 600sqm of the building’s facade.

and to the youth of South Africa. Lembede was told ‘no’ a thousand times, yet he persevered, becoming a qualified lawyer just prior to the dawn of

Local artist Sakhile Mhlongo, a DUT graduate who has also painted

the apartheid era, proving that the impossible really is possible.”

portraits of several prominent figures for the City of Durban, was commissioned to complete the unique public artwork.


DURBAN CLUB CHAMBERS The former NedBank Building was completed in 1966 as the final project and only Durban building by South Africa’s prominent modernist architect Sir Norman Eaton. Internationally recognised as a premiere example of 1960s modern architecture, the building is being meticulously and painstakingly restored to its former glory. The beautiful cube structure, travertine podiums, water fountains, vegetation and intricate, suspended filigree screen façade are being restored, repaired and cleaned. All common spaces are being sensitively and carefully refurbished and original features restored. A new reception area and 16 floors of offices are available to professional firms and businesses. Durban Club Chambers was approved in 2016 by the KwaZulu-Natal Bar Council as one of five official buildings in central Durban from which qualified legal professionals are permitted to practice.


“... a Fabergé of a building, a completely personal conception, painstakingly and beautifully developed by one of the finest architects this country has produced.” Doreen Greig A Guide To Architecture In South Africa 1971

Lord Holford Author of *title

“Eaton’s most complete, most perfect design.”

Lord Holford President of Royal Institute of British Architects 1960-1962


CHAMBERS CLUB Chambers Club is Durban’s most exclusive private members’ club, located in the heart of the Professional Quarter in Durban’s City Centre. Chambers Club includes a restaurant and bar with private dining facilities for client entertainment or special occasions, a unique roof terrace garden looking out over the city, as well as fully serviced meeting rooms, boardrooms, arbitration rooms and conference venue. Chambers Club membership is available to professionals who base their business in Durban Club Place. A limited number of corporate and private memberships are available to the public on approval by the membership committee. The Club is an impressive venue for all types of celebration, from a private dinner with clients in one of the elegantly appointed private dining rooms, or a birthday party in the spacious, lushly planted and indigenous roof garden, Chambers Club is Durban’s best-kept secret, right in the heart of town.


Chambers Club - artists impression

A regular programme of member events includes a talk series with invited guest speakers, wine and whiskey tastings, and other social


events. Members are encouraged to suggest new ideas for social

One floor above the Chambers Club are the Club Rooms, a

clubs, events, talks, debates and open forums.

meeting and arbitration facility for the exclusive use of Chambers

On-site services include full concierge and business centre, complementary Wi-Fi, lockers and cloakroom.

Club Members. Fitted out to the highest corporate standards, the Club Rooms provide space for members to hold meetings, arbitrations, as well as several small offices for out of town members.



• Restaurant and Bar

• Harvest Table

• Boardrooms

• Legal Library

• Private Dining Rooms

• Alfresco Rooftop Dining

• Meeting rooms

• Mediation Suites

• Barista Station

• Privacy Booths

• Arbitration Rooms

• Video Conferencing

• Function Rooms up to

• Rooftop venue up to 300

• Judges Chambers

• Conference/Lecture Venue

120 guests


• Complimentary High Court shuttle DURBAN CLUB PLACE


COMMUNITY Whether it’s getting feedback on your opinions, asking for a recommendation on a service provider, or simply having a drink after work, the power of the Durban Club Place community is invaluable.

EVENTS - CONNECT, LEARN & GROW Want some feedback on a legal issue? Ready to launch a lobbying

MEMBERSHIP AT A GLANCE Durban Club Place makes it easy for you to connect with hundreds of other professional working in Durban Club Place. Using our online members pages, also allows members to book meeting or board room space.


campaign? Want to host a masterclass? Or workshop on a subject

SOCIAL FEED - Get updates from other members and announcements

you are passionate about? Or perhaps you are just ready to celebrate

from community managers in your building

something. Members are encouraged to host an event in one of our

BOOK SPACE - Reserve meeting rooms, boardrooms, arbitration

flexible event spaces. Events are an essential part of the Chambers

rooms and mediation suites.

Club experience.

EVENTS AT CHAMBERS CLUB LUNCH+LEARNS - Enjoy lunch whist our members share insider expertise, knowledge and valuable tips OFFICE HOURS - Talks given by industry leaders

RSVP to events at the Chambers Club

IN IT TOGETHER Collaborate, share experiences and be inspired by Durban Club Place. From the start you will see that our members are full of ideas that can help the professional and legal community.

WEEKLY HAPPY HOUR - Enjoy a drink with other members and socialise in a more casual manner NETWORKING EVENTS - Expand your professional circle with our monthly events


Urban Lime are innovative specialists in commercial property investment and regeneration, well known for their forward-thinking, long-term, design-led philosophy and culture. Led by British-South African CEO Jonny Friedman, the group owns and manages a wide commercial investment portfolio with holdings in London, Cape Town, and Durban. Known for their sensitive, holistic and creative approach to urban restoration, other Durban projects include 320 Pixley and the broader Florida Road regeneration scheme.


FIND US HERE: Durban Club Place Anton Lembede Street Durban 4000 KwaZulu-Natal South Africa


Urban Lime Telephone: +27 (0)31 941 3980 Email: FOLLOW US ON: DurbanClubPlace DurbanClubPlace

Durban Club Place 2018 brochure  
Durban Club Place 2018 brochure