Cape Town office tower in popular precinct
Construction has begun on 35 Lower Long, Cape Town’s latest office tower. Previously the Ernst & Young offices, the development will be a 24-storey, four-star green building set for completion in Q1 2020.
Property developer Abland is a joint venture partner with The Ellerine Brothers. The building area will comprise 13,446m² of premium-grade office space, with 323m² of retail space on the ground floor, nine above-ground parking levels and a penthouse on the top floor. There will be multiple entry points on Lower Long and Jetty Street and a prominent double volume entrance space.
Abland Cape regional director James Cresswell says the location is ideal: close to a MyCiti bus station and near the main train station. Motorists will have easy access to the N1, N2 and the western seaboard. “In addition, the building is located in the popular foreshore precinct close to the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Amenities such as hotels, restaurants and bars surround the building. The building is being developed in line with tenants’ need for flexible office space and highspeed internet connectivity.
Double glazing and the angling of the building away from summer sun will limit heat build-up on glass panels to ensure a comfortable working environment for tenants.
Words: Property Professional