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Rosebank - Johannesburg Suburb

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Conference Venues in Rosebank, Johannesburg
Pembi Rosebank Conference Venue
Courtyard Hotel Rosebank Conference Venue
Hyatt Regency Johannesburg Conference Venue
Crowne Plaza Hotel - The Rosebank Conference Venue
Q on First Conference Venues
The Grace Conference Venue
The Peech Hotel Conference Venue
The Winston Hotel Conference Venue

Rosebank is a vibrant multi-cultural district, business node and tourist attraction. Rosebank has effectively combined a successful commercial node within a pleasant working, shopping and entertainment environment. Due to its compact size, visitors, residents and workers are able to walk the area, enjoying the outdoors atmosphere, en route to their destination.

Although Rosebank is home to many head offices, the district also provides an abundance of entertainment to its residents and visitors at a variety of superb shopping malls, pavement cafes, world class restaurants, markets, luxurious hotels, cinemas, art galleries as well as night clubs. The Zone@Rosebank has become one of the more prestigious shopping areas of the city. It is a rather large shopping mall and one of the most exclusive shopping centres in the city. It boasts many high-end stores and a large movie theatre. Whether it’s enjoying a cup of coffee under an acacia tree, a visit to one of the country’s finest art galleries, watching an art house movie, shopping at top designer boutiques or taking a leisurely stroll around the neighbourhood, Rosebank has something to offer everyone. It is always alive with entertainment and fun.

Rosebank boasts spectacular art deco architecture with beautifully designed facades and buildings. Rosebank is conveniently situated just 35 minutes from OR Tambo Airport, and is close to all the major centres of Johannesburg. Rosebank is also home to The Rosebank Management District.

History of Rosebank
This area is part of the original farm known as Rosemill Orchards owned by a Mr Lorenco. Plots in the area were first sold by auctioneer Richard Currie in 1896. In 1919 the City Council renamed the streets in honour of British Admirals of World War I. Rosebank and Dunkeld were two of the first suburbs to have trolley-bus transport.

One of the first developers of Rosebank was Cecil Behrmann. In 1945 he purchased the south-western corner of Oxford Road and Tyrwhitt Avenue on behalf of a syndicate. Construction work began in 1950 and the property was enlarged several times. In due course, he sold out his interests but the site attracted many other developers and Rosebank became one of the prime shopping areas of Johannesburg.

In 1972 Swedish architect Max Kirchhoffer designed a regional retail office and high density residential area bordered by Oxford Road, Jellicoe Avenue, Jan Smuts Avenue and Biermann Avenue. In 1976 the development of a R15 million shopping centre situated on Oxford Road was initiated - Rosebank Mall, the Firs and Mutual Square became fashionable shopping areas. Office blocks including Standard Bank and Johnnic Properties were then constructed by developers.

Map of Rosebank

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