2019 Sep 15, 2020 Installation of new swing bridge The upgraded swing bridge replaces the previous pedestrian walkway connecting the Pierhead Precinct with the Clock Tower Precinct to cope with footfall growth that has doubled with the new developments of the Silo District, as the most direct route to the heart of the Waterfront. The new bridge reinvigorates the Clock Tower precinct with a new and iconic gateway structure, twice as wide at 4 meters, while a raised beam running down the centre of the bridge encourages people to always enter the bridge to their left. Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre receives upgrade The first phase of the V&A Waterfront’s spectacular R180-million extension to the Victoria Wharf Shopping centre unveiled to the public on 18 September 2019. The 10 month redevelopment of the Victoria Wharf wing adjoining The Table Bay Hotel expanded the retail area with additional shopping space by adding a third ground floor level. All three open balcony-style levels wrap around and overlook an impressive ground floor promotional court. The effect is a light and airy space enhanced by the natural light that flows in through the atrium roof. Makers Landing The V&A Waterfront opens the Makers Landing food hub, located alongside the Cape Town Cruise Terminal, with a vision of developing a thriving food community in which small food businesses can prosper and grow. Makers Landing represents a R63-million investment with R48-million coming from the V&A Waterfront in partnership with the National Treasury’s Jobs Fund.