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Abland starts earthworks at Atlantic Hills business park

Abland starts earthworks at Atlantic Hills business park

Previously published on engineeringnews.co.za by Megan Van Wyngaardt.

*Headland is proud to have been the appointed Town Planners for the Atlantic Hills project*

Earthworks and services installation have started for the first phase of a new 450 000 m2 industrial precinct in Durbanville – the Atlantic Hills business park – with the first tenant expected to take occupation in January 2018, construction company Abland says.

The first phase will involve the development of 60 000 m2 on the 72 ha site. Around 45 ha has been zoned for light industrial business, including distribution, warehousing and cold storage businesses.

Abland notes that the Atlantic Hills business park is well positioned for future city growth, while offering tenants who would like to be closer to home or move their existing premises from the more traffic-congested areas “perfect placement”.

Situated on the Potsdam interchange, with direct access onto the M12 and immediate access onto the N7 and M13, the Atlantic Hills business park provides easy access to the V&A Harbour, Montague Gardens, Killarney Gardens, Atlantis, Durbanville, Parklands and Plattekloof.

Atlantic Hills will also be integrated into the City of Cape Town’s transport system, providing public transport access from Milnerton, Parklands, Plattekloof and Durbanville.

The size of the stands is flexible and can be custom designed from 1 000 m² to 100 000 m². A portion of the precinct will be developed for mixed use, offering tenants a retail component, including a petrol station with convenience shopping and fast food outlets.

Two areas of the business park have been earmarked for conservation, primarily to protect a rare species of Renosterveld fynbos that only grows on granite found in this area. The reserve will be fully environmentally protected and offer tenants the pleasure of a green space near their place of work.

CAPE TOWN’S FORESHORE MAY WELCOME NEW OFFICE TOWER

CAPE TOWN’S FORESHORE MAY WELCOME NEW OFFICE TOWER

Previously published on propertywheel.co.za on 18 September 2017. 

dhk architects has unveiled proposals for an elegant new office development, 35 Lower Long, situated in Cape Town’s growing Foreshore precinct.

Designed for landowner Ellerine Brothers and developers Abland, the new tower replaces a lower building designed in the late eighties.

As one of the first of a cluster of taller buildings envisaged in a presently underdeveloped area that is rapidly emerging as Cape Town’s financial centre, the design of the building not only provides world-class office space but aims to invigorate this part of the city, both on street level and within the greater cityscape.

The sculptural building is characterised by dynamic glazed facades which extend seamlessly over the office and parking levels. New retail spaces animate the entire length of the street frontage, which sits on a busy pedestrian route across the city, breathing new life into the area. The wing-like glazing on the street-facing facades soars upwards past the chamfered corners of the building, creating a dynamic addition to the street and skyline.

The building will provide 13,470m² of premium office space and 334m² of retail, and will be completed early 2020.