If you’re looking for office space in Johannesburg, there are many areas throughout the city and the surrounds that offer great locations for all kinds of businesses. Sandton, however, is considered by many to be one of the best areas where commercial activity thrives and prospers – and has been doing so for decades.
When you choose to rent Sandton office space for your business, you choose an established commercial hub that is safe and accessible, while also offering constant flow of busy customer traffic and business opportunities. Sandton is easily accessible from the freeway, and the proximity of the Gautrain ensures speedy and efficient transport for commuters.
Originally, Sandton comprised the three farms Zandfontein, Driefontein and Rietfontein, and development of the area began in the 1920s. Initially, Sandton was planned as a residential, semi-rural area that attracted people from the wealthy middle and upper classes in search of a quieter life. However, as the years progressed, Sandton developed more and more commercial activities, eventually growing into the commercial hub that it is today. Urban decay of the Johannesburg city centre in the 1990s resulted in many businesses moving to Sandton. In fact, it could be said that Sandton is now the unofficial CBD of the city, with many big corporations and financial institutions, such as Nedbank, RMB and the JSE, who has its head office locations here.
Sandton is known as the richest square mile in Africa. Exclusive office blocks, high-end shopping centres and affluent residential apartments dominate the area. It’s busy, bustling and constantly on the go – offering great exposure and visibility, as well as a prestigious environment in which to conduct business. The wealth of the area is apparent in the buildings and streets, which are clean and well maintained. Sandton is also renowned for its safety and low-crime rate.
With all of this in mind, it is no wonder that Sandton is considered one of the most prestigious areas in which to do business. Companies choose Sandton for their office locations, not only because of the benefits of operating in a busy commercial hub, but also because of the superior impression that a stylish Sandton location gives to their clients.
If you feel that Sandton is the right location for your business, we offer a number of office rentals in the Sandton area. Two of these developments are 165 West Street and Alice lane Building 3.
165 West Street is located in the heart of the Sandton CBD, with world-class amenities, such as hotels, restaurants and shopping centres, within walking distance. With the Gautrain station nearby, and a Gautrain bus stop adjacent to the property, the complex is extremely accessible to commuters. 165 West Street has 15 220m2 of prime office space available from May 2017.
Alice Lane Building 3 is another exclusive office development that Abland has the pleasure of managing. This office complex boasts a prime location right next door to Sandton City, with superb amenities within walking distance. Easy freeway access and proximity to the Gautrain station ensure that travel to the development is efficient and hassle free. Alice Lane Building 3 has office space from 11 000m2 available for immediate occupation.
For further information on finding office space in Sandton, as well as other commercial rental opportunities throughout Johannesburg and Gauteng, contact us at Abland today.