General Motors South Africa Assembly Plant
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2017: The Building is extant but has been significantly altered.
THE BUILDING was erected for the General Motors (S.A.) Ltd., for the assembling of motor cars, at North End, Port Elizabeth.
The front portion contains a large showroom, two stories high, with offices in the wings and on the top floor. Provision was also made for a caffateria.
The factory in the rear covers an area of 720 ft. (219.46m) by 360 ft. (109.73m) with a 720 ft. (219.46m) by 10 ft. (3.05m) wide covered platform. The walls are of reinforced concrete, pier and panel construction and the building has a steel saw tooth roof, covered with corrugated asbestos.
The grounds are laid out with sports fields and pavilions, also 3 swimming bath, .and test track.
Cost was approximately £ 110,000.
Lifts: Waygood-Otis (S.A.) Ltd.
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