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Sandton at a glance

Sandton is home to the wealthiest square mile on the entire African continent. In 1969 it was formerly an independent town, however, today it falls within the mandate of the Johannesburg Municipality within the Gauteng province. The name is derived from two of the suburban areas within close proximity to each other, Sandown and Bryanston.

Commercial Hotspots

“There’s no doubt about it, Sandton Central is a vibrant hotspot and more than just SA’s financial hub.” - Elaine Jack, City Improvement District (CID) Manager of Sandton Central Management District (SCMD). It is believed that there was still roughly 200,000m2, commercial office space in the developmental stages of becoming completed. Showing Sandton’s undeniable growth. The Sandton Central Commercial node is widely regarded to be the home to some of the most paramount, commercial, retail, and residential property in South Africa. It’s also the location of the Sandton Convention Centre one of the biggest centres of its kind in South Africa and the continent.   

Location

Commercial Developments and Office Parks

According to businesstech.co.za it’s believed that close to half of all the commercial developments throughout the entire South African landscape are happening in Sandton. According to The South African Property Owners Association, 48% of recent commercial property construction is taking place in Sandton. Some of the latest developments include Sasol’s head office as well Discovery’s head offices. Another noteworthy development is the Central at 96 Rivonia Road which is being implemented by Investec. This is seen to be a sought-after office, development located within close proximity to Sandton City Shopping Centre and the Gautrain Station. Additional a new development includes The Marc, 140 West, 92 Rivonia, Alice Lane, at Old Mutual.

Infrastructure/Roadways

The roads that connect Sandton include Rivonia Road, Grayston Drive and Oxford Road, the greater area of Johannesburg is connected via various main freeways including the N1, N3, N12, N14, N17, R21, R24, R59, M1, and M2. Infrastructure in the area is some of the most developed in Africa and includes Redhill School, Crawford College, and Crawford preschool. Some of the hospitals in the area include Mediclinic Sandton and Netcare Sunninghill Hospital. Sandton also boasts a number of 5-star hotels including The Intercontinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers.

Distance from Key Points (Airport/CBD)

Sandton is situated roughly 36km from the OR Tambo International Airport and it’s believed to take 30 minutes to get there by road. Sandton is roughly 16kms from the central business district of Johannesburg.

Transport

Many urban and rural areas in South Africa are connected via minivan taxis and this is no different in Sandton. It’s also home to the first ever Gautrain station in South Africa which connects the area to the OR Tambo International Airport, Pretoria, Rosebank, Park Station and the greater Johannesburg area. The station is located on the corner of West and Rivonia Road. Meter taxis are also popular4 in the area.

Malls/Shopping

Sandton City is widely considered to be one of the biggest and most extensive shopping areas on the entire African continent. Coupled with Nelson Mandela square it comes in at 144,000 m2 of pure shopping real estate. 

Restaurants 

Sandton boasts some world-class dining with any cuisine available.  Some of the more sought-after restaurants include Pigalle (Mediterranean), The Grill House (Steak House), and Koi Restaurant and Sushi Bar (Asian). The area also has all the fast food chains that South Africans and international visitors have come to love including Nando’s and Steers.  

Sandton is the financial future of South Africa, this means there really are so many reasons to invest in a commercial property in the area. Contact an OfficePlace commercial property broker today to make your commercial property dreams a reality in this leading financial area.

RIVONIA AT A GLANCE:

Rivonia situated in the affluent suburban area of Sandton is a popular residential and commercial location which has a unique history for the country and is well known for being the whereabouts of various companies within the IT sector. As well as an area that houses sought-after office blocks and companies. Liliesleaf Farm not far from the centre of Rivionia is the infamous location where former South African president held meetings, the area was eventually raided which led to the pivotal historical event known as The Rivonia Trial. Today the area is famous for other reasons most notably commerce, however, this doesn’t mean that history buffs can’t visit the Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia.

Commercial Hotspots

Due to Rivonia being centrally located in the popular commercial and residential area of Sandton they share the same central business district as their main commercial hotspot. However, Rivonia also has a lot of other areas where commerce is popular includes 7th Avenue, Rivonia Road, Witkoppen Road and Rivonia Boulevard.  

Commercial Developments and Office Parks

According to leading business news website businesstech.co.za, over half of the commercial office developments in South Africa are happening in and around Sandton, this is where Rivonia is situated.  Office parks of prominence in the popular commercial areas of Rivonia include Bentley Office Park, The Business Centre Rivonia and the Rivonia Gate. Leading technology brand IBM has their South African head offices in Rivonia Road.

Infrastructure/Roadways

Rivionia is situated in one of South Africa’s most established, affluent and commercial and industrial hubs, Sandton. Hence the small suburban and commercial area benefits from the world-class infrastructure of the neighbouring locations. Popular schools in the area include Curro Rivonia, Rivonia Primary School, and Nkowa Private School. Hospitals in the area include the Mediclinic Morningside, Netcare Sunninghill Hospital and Intercare Sandton Medical and dental centre. Some of the roads that connect Rivonia with the rest of city include Clarendon Place, Louis Botha, Houghton Drive, the M1, Grayston Drive, Rivonia Road and Witkoppen Road.

Distance from key points (Airport/CBD)

Rivionia is centrally located and is 27.8km from the central business district of Johannesburg, it takes roughly 30 minutes to get there, traffic depending. From the OR Tambo International Airport is 31.8km away and takes 26 minutes depending on traffic.  

Transport

Due to Rivonia’s proximity to the world-class Gautrain service, they have a Gautrain bus station. Sandton also has a Metrobus transport hub with provides transport to and from Rivonia, which also includes a Metrorail train service as well. The entire greater Johannesburg area also has minivan taxis routes which connect the Sandton area.

Malls/Shopping

Due to Rivionias proximity to the shopping meccas around Sandton, there really is no shortage of retail therapy waiting to be enjoyed. Some other prominent shopping facilities nearby include Oriental City, Rivonia Village, and Rivonia Junction Centre.

Restaurants 

Rivionia is a popular area in Johannesburg for dining out and there is a wide variety of world cuisine. Some of the more popular eateries include Luca’s Ristorante Italiano, Istanbul Kebab and Shawarma, Juba Express Sushi Bar, Asanka Restaurant, Saigon Restaurant, Polpetta Pizza and Pasta and Taste of India.

Rivonia’s is within key locality to all that sprawling Johannesburg has to offer. There really isn’t a better time to invest in commercial property in this formidable and highly respected suburb in Gauteng. Contact an OfficePlace broker today and start your commercial enterprise in one of the epicentres of commerce in South Africa.   

ROSEBANK AT A GLANCE:

Rosebank is a highly respected residential and commercial area within the sprawling expanse known as Johannesburg in the Gauteng Province. The area is home to many sought-after residences and popular corporate enterprises and ritzy hotels.  It also has a long history of the

Rotary Club who started their operation in the area around 1921. Rosebank is centrally located and is close to other prominent commercial and residential areas nearby including Craighall Park, Hyde Park, and Sandhurst. It’s also home to the popular zoo lake.

Commercial Hotspots

A lot of the commercial activity in Rosebank is said to take place around the Mall of Rosebank. Hyprop a prominent shopping mall Real Estate Investment Trust is highly influential to the area and operates out of this part of the region. This was followed by the implosion of the old Nedbank Gardens Building which was done to make way for pivotal developments around this commercial hotspot in the highly developed area of Rosebank. 

Commercial Developments and Office Parks

There is a new development in Rosebank which is currently underway which will see a new highly modern office building being erected. The building will be titled 144 Oxford. This is riding on the back of a huge financial injection to the area which has seen roughly R7 billion being invested in the area since 2013. Other already completed office parks in the area include The Rosebank Office Park, Rosebank Towers and Office Block.

Infrastructure/Roadways

Rosebank is an ideally situated area hence infrastructure is world class, as it’s within close proximity to other areas such as Sandton so it benefits largely from the world-class roadways in and around the area as well.  Some prominent school in the area include Rosebank Primary School, St Teresa’s School, Kingsmead College, Vuleka Primary School and Saxonwold Primary School. Healthcare facilities in the area include Health Cubes Medical Centre, Dr. Jean-Paul Theron (International Cardiologist) and Netcare Rosebank Hospital. The main roads which help access the area include Rosebank Road, Oxford Road, Jan Smuts Avenue and the M20.

Distance from key points (Airport/CBD)

Rosebank is situated 23.9km from the OR Tambo International Airport and it’s believed to take just over 30 minutes travel time depending on route or mode of transport. The area is situated under 10km from the central business district of the area.

Transport

Rosebank is well connected by various forms of transport which include the sought-after Gautrain service, the iconic Metrorail train service, the metro bus service as well as The Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transport System (BRT). One can also take a minivan taxi which operates all over the greater Johannesburg area.

Malls/Shopping

The most prominent shopping locations in Rosebank are arguably The Rosebank Mall and The Zone, which have everything any retail enthusiast could ask for. In addition to this Rosebank has a number of smaller more artisanal based markets which include The African Craft Market, and the popular Rooftop Market also known as the Rosebank Flea Market.

Restaurants 

Rosebank’s clear affluence makes it a great place for various world-class international cuisine. Some of these iconic restaurants and franchises in the area include Marble Restaurant, The Grillhouse Rosebank, Piza e Vino, Fishmonger Rosebank, Level Four Restaurant and Champagne Bar, Koi Restaurant and Calisto’s Portuguese Restaurant.

With so many world-class facilities and infrastructure, fantastic transport links and access to so many other world-class amenities in the area there are so many reasons to start your next commercial operation from this highly regarded area for offices. Leading commercial property brokerage OfficePlace are here to make all your property requirements easy and accessible. Get in contact with one of their highly skilled brokers today and start your journey in this wonderful part of Johannesburg.

WOODMEAD AT A GLANCE:

The Northern parts of Johannesburg have no shortage of commercial office space and Woodmead is no different. Some of the suburbs neighbouring Woodmead include Rivonia, Edenburg, Sunninghill, Paulshof, and Morningside. The Woodmead area also became the location of a golf course for The Country Club Johannesburg, for which the particular club bought land in the year 1906.  

Commercial Hotspots

Various companies and businesses have made Woodmead their home and the area is surrounding by regarded companies within various commercial operations. One such area which has the most interest within the commercial and industrial sector is the Waterfall Commercial District or Waterfall City. According to their Facebook page, they are poised to become the next central business district of the commercially driven Gauteng district. 

Commercial Developments and Office Parks

Woodmead has various office parks and developments which has turned the location into more than just a popular residential area, but a thriving commercial and industrial node as well. Woodmead has a world of well-equipped office parks which include The Woodlands Office Park, Lincolnwood Office Park, and Harrowdene Office Park. Woodmead also is home to some of the world’s biggest brands including Kellogg Company South Africa (Pty) Ltd. 

Infrastructure

Due to the fact that Woodmead is generally an affluent residential and commercial node, there is well-developed infrastructure. Some of the main roads that connect the Woodmead area with the rest of the Gauteng expanse include Witkoppen Road, the N1 Western Bypass, Maxwell Drive, Bowling Avenue and Pretoria Main Road. Some of the schools in or near Woodmead include St Andrew’s School for girls, Kids Town Montessori Pre-Primary pty ltd. Buccleuch Primary School, King David Primary School - Sandton, Rivonia Primary School, Manor Pre-Primary School, The King’s School Linbro Park and Wendywood High School. Dr. Botshelo Morua, Netcare Sunninghill Hospital, Sunninghill Medical Centre, Christofides EA, Ponde ST and the Centre for Orthognathic Surgery and Implantology. 

Distance from key points (Airport/CBD)

Woodmead is centrally located to the OR Tambo International Airport and is 30.1 km in distance and it takes roughly 24 minutes depending on which is taken. If one wishes to get to the central business district of Johannesburg its believed to  be roughly 21.9km in distance and is said to take roughly 30 minutes travel time. 

Transport

The Woodmead area is well connected via various buses and minivan taxis, which enable commuters to travel to other parts of the Gauteng province. If one wishes to use the Gautrain service the closest train station is situated in Midrand,  its roughly 13 kms away. 

Malls/Shopping

There is no shortage of shops and malls situated within the Woodmead area, some of the more popular outlets include Woodmead Retail Park, Woodmead Square, Dunwoodie Shopping Centre and Makro Store Woodmead. 

Restaurants 

Woodmead is a popular area for foodies and socialites, there is a world of different cuisine suitable for anyone’s palate or taste. Some of the more popular restaurants include The Baron Woodmead, Giovanni Pasta Fagioli, Sharjah Indian Arabic Cuisine, Remo's Maximilliano, Col’Cacchio - Waterfall Corner, The Su-chi Place. One can also enjoy popular chain store outlets including Mugg and Bean. 

There are many great reasons why one should choose Woodmead as their area of choice in terms of commercial investment. Its closely located to so many other worthwhile locations within the Gauteng province and employees will get to be close to various prominent residential nodes as well. Get in contact with a highly skilled broker today from OfficePlace and start your next commercial operation out of Woodmead.

Melrose Arch at a Glance 

Melrose Arch is a lively, modern and upmarket precinct in northern Johannesburg. The precinct contains a vibrant mixture of retail outlets, restaurants, coffee shops as well as apartments and office spaces. Labeled as South Africa’s only ‘smart city’, Melrose Arch is completely independent and has its own fibre optic network as well as on-site power backup.

Melrose Arch does not lack anything in aesthetic appeal. The pristine complex is filled with contemporary, face-brick buildings; paved public squares; attractive shop window displays and over 400 trees.

Office Spaces

Offices in the precinct are highly sought-after due to the prime location and the numerous amenities in close proximity.
There are a total of nine, unique and individualized office buildings, with plenty of prime A-grade commercial space available.  Melrose Arch is also home to South Africa’s very first 4 Star Green Rated offices. Buildings boasting these Green Stars are environmentally friendly and have a drastically smaller carbon footprint than traditional offices.

Office Place, commercial property specialists, currently have over 30 exciting properties to let in Melrose Arch.
Infrastructure.

The infrastructure in Melrose Arch is unlike any other office park in the country. Some of the services and facilities on offer at Melrose Arch include:
Over 4 kilometres of underground parking with three separate entrances and 24/7 access. There are monthly and yearly tariffs available for frequent commuters.

*Virgin Active Classic Gym
*Over 150 retail outlets
*Business and conference facilities
*A number of hotels including Protea Fire& Ice and African Pride Hotel
*An on-site medical response centre
*A cutting-edge security system enclosing the entire precinct
*On-site Dental care
*Nightclubs and various entertainment options

Roadways

Melrose Arch’s location could not be better situated. It sits directly alongside the M1 which turns into Pretoria’s main road if you travel north along it. The freeway leads directly to Johannesburg’s city centre by traveling south. 

Distance from Key Points (Airport/ CBD)

Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport (Africa’s busiest airport) is a 30-minute drive from Melrose Arch, while the smaller Lanseria International Airport is a close to 50-minutes away by car depending on route and traffic. While neither are on Melrose Arch’s doorstep, they are still relatively accessible from the precinct. Getting from Melrose Arch to Johannesburg’s CBD should take just 15 minutes by car.

Transport

Melrose Arch has a Gautrain bus station, which makes commuting to the vicinity from outlying suburbs and areas quick and easy. There are also many mini-bus taxis that frequently shuttle between Melrose Arch and surrounding areas.

Malls/ Shopping

There are close to 150 premium retail outlets within Melrose Arch. There’s a varied mix of both domestic and international stores, all set-up in an innovative arrangement alongside paved streets and surrounding public squares to make for a unique and enjoyable shopping experience. The different shopping sectors are made up of The Galleria, The Square, The Piazza and The High Street. Popular brands that can be found within the vicinity include Aldo, Forever New, Guess, Huawei and MAC Cosmetics. 

Restaurants

Melrose Arch offers many different dining options. There are fast food chain restaurants such as Kauai and Rocomamas. There are also numerous more upmarket establishments like Piza Eh Vino, Roast Café, and Moyo. Visitors, residents, and workers can also enjoy sweet treats offered by Häagen-Dazs and coffee from Starbucks.

Commercial property in Melrose Arch is definitely some of the most sought after in the country. With its cutting edge security, variety of restaurants, a plethora of stores and useful amenities; it is near impossible to find a precinct that beats Melrose Arch. If you are interested in commercial property opportunities in the vibrant commercial node of Melrose Arch, contact an OfficePlace property broker today.

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