Horizon Capital has recently completed an office block in Century City that is designed to be “Eskom-proof”.
The recently completed P-Grade development, Ibis House, is the first building in Africa under 4000m2 to receive a 4-Star Green Star Rating, proving that green building has become more affordable on a small scale. The privilege of tenanting an environmentally friendly space was a luxury afforded to large blue chip multinationals and owner occupiers. However, Ibis House has created an opportunity for small businesses to revolutionise the way they run their company by introducing a viable alternative to the resource draining conventional buildings currently in abundance. Space is available from 126 square metres at competitive rentals.
Horizon Capital, the managing agents of Ibis House, has recently concluded a transaction to install a generator in the building. This generator will ensure that companies make a seamless transition off the grid in the event of load shedding, cable theft and power outages. While no viable solutions have been produced by the government, load shedding looks set to remain for some time to come. This safeguard will save businesses millions in lost revenue due to lost productivity.
In addition, Ibis House is situated in the acclaimed Estuaries precinct and boasts accessibility to a variety of amenities. The precinct also has a beautifully designed and maintained landscape. The building is located across the road from the well-known Crave coffee shop, a great place for a quick coffee or a client lunch surrounded by magnificent gardens and water features. It is the best café/coffee shop in the Century City precinct, in oasis type surroundings in the Estuaries and is ideal for breakfast, lunch, coffees, and business meetings, as well as office catering needs.
While Ibis House was designed with a healthy parking ratio it is also conveniently positioned next to an E-parking lot and for the more adventurous, bicycle lanes, bicycle racks and showers were incorporated to encourage alternatives forms of transport.
The Estuaries is a high quality, low density, spacious, and well maintained park-like office setting in a secure environment. It has a good ‘feel’ and positive atmosphere for employees and visitors. It houses AAA-grade international, corporate, and SME tenancies so tenants will have high calibre neighbours, and good profiling.
Each office opens up onto a spacious covered balcony, with magnificent views of the surroundings. The natural light and fresh air promotes employee wellbeing, in turn impacting on employee productivity and reducing air-conditioning costs. The energy saving for the building in general amounts to 36% when compared with a conventional building, this benefit is directly passed on to each tenant.
Ibis House is currently available for occupation with flexible leasing options from 126m2 to 1073m2 and generous installation allowances.
Horizon Capital is a boutique commercial property investment, asset management and development house, based in Cape Town. For further information regarding this opportunity phone John Witter or Craig Martin on 021 425 8586.