Atlantic Hills Business Park to open in rural Durbanville
Work has started on the Atlantic Hills Business Park, on the slopes of the historic Durbanville Hills estate, near Cape Town. The Abland development is on the Potsdam interchange, with direct access onto the M12 and immediate access onto the N7 and M13. The first tenants will take occupation in January 2018. Atlantic Hills will also be integrated into Cape Town’s transport system, providing public transport access from Milnerton, Parklands, Plattekloof and Durbanville. With 45 hectares of the 72ha site zoned for light industrial business, it is ideal for distribution, warehousing and cold storage businesses. State of the art fibre optic telecommunications will also be installed. 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. The Atlantic Hills Business Park is planned over three phases: phase one – the development of 60,000m2 of land; phase two – the development of 220,000m2 of land; and phase three – the development of 170,000m2 of land.
Premises on each stand will be purpose-built to the tenant’s requirements, adhering to strict design guidelines. Each building will complement the surrounding buildings and the environment. Tenants will be encouraged to ensure their warehouse façades are not bland and featureless, but rather include design elements that break the monotony. Their office and showroom components will be designed as a coherent part of the warehouses through use of colour and materials. All boundaries will be landscaped with indigenous plants. Two areas have been earmarked for conservation, primarily to protect a rare species of Renosterveld fynbos that only grows on granite found in this area.
* This article originally appeared in Business Day Homefront