The centre’s design reflects a creative take on the history behind it. Some of the bricks from the original buildings are featured on the new walls and the stairs in the restored water tower are 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 is a great alternative to a typical shopping centre and is distinctly different from some of the competitors in the area. The centre is anchored by Pick n Pay, Woolworths Food and Clicks. Due to the authenticity of the development, the tenant mix includes bespoke type stores, such as Candice Berman Gallery, Rialheim, ReTrend, Rain, Tapenade and Friends, and Nap Living.
The restored water tower is home to Soul Souvlaki. Everyday convenience is offered by the likes of Sorbet, Hijabella Hair Studio, LookIn Eyecare Specialists, PostNet, Executailors Drycleaning and About Cats & Dogs. Shoppers are treated to a variety of food offerings at Leopard Deli, The Boho Café, Bootlegger Coffee Co, Col’Cacchio, Curry Up and Cowfish.
With the addition of ample secure parking, this development is aimed at renovating the Richmond area in order to spark much- deserved new energy into this establishment