The conversion of the Landrost Hotel was the most ambitious and even glamorous refurbishment undertaking by JHC.
Once a five star hotel which hosted the rich and famous from South Africa and abroad, it had lost its shine as the area become neglected and run down, and served as a police barracks. The conversion of the 18 storey block's 400 bedrooms into 241 units was a high risk undertaking due to the high rise nature of the property and its location next to the bustling and sometimes anarchic Jack Mincer Taxi Rank and the Johannesburg Drill Hall, which had become a haven for thousands of homeless people. The project was the first conversion from a hotel into rental accommodation. Every effort was made to preserve the original finishes of this building and the original marble basins and wood panelling still exist in the units.
88 Plein, cnr Twist Street, Hillbrow