Three more top companies have leased premises in the iconic seven storey Apex building in Century City Square, the new commercial and hospitality hub of Century City, with more than 90% of the space now let and strong interest being shown in the remaining space.
Jason Elley of the Rabie Property Group, said Mastercard had taken the entire fourth floor of the seven storey building, while international asset management company, Norfund had taken most of the top floor.
They join Thomson Reuters which has taken floors one and two and part of floor three and Derivco which has taken floors five and six.
He said Thomson Reuters and Derivco have already moved in with all tenants expected to be in the building by end March.
The Apex forms part of the R1billion Century City Square development which comprises the Century City Conference Centre and Hotel, 15 000 square metres of offices, showrooms, 51 apartments and six restaurants and coffee shops all set around a bustling public square and served by 1330 parking bays in a super basement and a structured parking garage.
Three of the restaurants– Tiger’s Milk, Punjab Wok and Café Frank – are located on the ground floor of the Apex building.
Elley said top companies had been attracted to the Apex with its eye-catching architecture and its positioning at the Square with restaurants, pubs and a range of other top class amenities such as a Virgin Active gym, convenience retailing, hotels and spas, the MyCiti bus station and Canal Walk Shopping Centre in easy access.
Other office blocks in Century City Square have also had a strong take up. At the mixed use Matrix building 20 of the 24 sectional title offices have been let. The four remaining to be let range in size from 122 square metres to 345 square metres.
The third office block, the 3500 square metre Annex, has been fully let.
Elley said all the buildings in Century City Square had been developed as green buildings which had added to their appeal to tenants and investors alike.
“In fact the Square was recently awarded a 4-Star Green Star – Custom Mixed Use Design rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa, the first development in the Western Cape to achieve this.”