New office park for busy Johannesburg node

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Cedar Office Estate is a new office park aimed at commercial decision makers and well-off individuals living in the Fourways-Dainfern area.

Cedar Office Estate is a new office park aimed at commercial decision makers and well-off individuals living in the Fourways-Dainfern area. The area has boomed into one of Johannesburg’s busiest nodes, with the newly opened lifestyle centre Cedar Square and various other businesses in the area.

John Greve, MD of Devcon Projects, says: “With traffic levels into our CBDs reaching intolerable levels, we believe that many professionals living in the FourwaysDainfern area want to reduce travelling time, associated stress levels, fuel costs and carbon emissions, and are seeking to have their business base closer to their homes.”

The R90m Cedar Office Estate, to be developed by Vlaming and Devcon Projects in an equal joint venture, will be situated on Cedar Road, diagonally opposite the Fourways Life Hospital and close to both the Cedar Square and Broadacres shopping centres.

“Cedar Office Estate is located in a fast-growing node with good access. We will offer a variety of smaller buildings with an attractive price and concept in a secure estate,” says Greve.

The development will offer sectional title offices ranging from 400m² to 1 400m², with a total gross lettable area of 5 500m² Parking will be provided at a ratio of 5,5 bays per 100m² Power has been secured and the estate should be ready for occupation by the end of next year.

Vlaming director Jan Vlaming says the developers will undertake road upgrades in the immediate vicinity. The developers will also be contributing to the upgrade of the intersection of Cedar and a new road that will feed both Cedar Office Estate and the Fourways Life Hospital.

This will include widening the road and adding turning slipways to ease traffic flow. Access to Cedar Office Estate is through an intersection on Cedar Road.

Louis Christodolou, of CSP Architects, says the development consists of seven buildings, most of which are arranged around a central courtyard with a fountain and parking areas.

“The buildings are designed according to classical design principles, but using modern materials. They have symmetrical proportions with centrally located entrances, making it easy for visitors to orientate themselves,” says Christodolou.

The developers say they will consider leasing options but would prefer to sell the units. The buildings offer flexible space, which creates an ideal single-occupant and multitenant environment.

The offices present an ideal opportunity for professional suites — especially medical and paramedical, with the Fourways Life Hospital being right across the road.

With its modern corner windows, the buildings have a showroom element to them. All seven have signage opportunities, with four offering prime signage on Cedar Road. Entrance to the estate will be controlled through a gatehouse.

The green perimeter will comprise largely indigenous planting and several of the offices will enjoy the serene view over the surrounding landscape.

Source: Business Day

Publisher: I-Net Bridge
Source: I-Net Bridge

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