Century City Square, the new commercial and hospitality hub of Century City, has raised the bar at Century City creating a vibrant new precinct reminiscent of some of the trendy spots found around Bree Street in the Cape Town CBD.
Developed at a cost of R1billion by Rabie, the Square comprises a 1200 seat Conference Centre, a 125 room hotel, offices, apartments and restaurants all set around a bustling public square where an exciting and varied programme of public events is planned.
The Conference Centre, which is a response to market demand, has been designed to complement Cape Town and Century City’s existing facilities. It has been warmly received by the market and bookings for conferences, functions and expos have been flooding in.
Also spilling out on to the Square are five exciting new eateries – Tiger’s Milk, Punjab Wok, Café Frank, Square Café & Wine Bar and Seattle Coffee – ensuring diners are spoilt for choice.
The focal point of the Square is Impromptu, a work of art that celebrates South Africa’s diversity and its 11 official languages, each of which is represented by a decorative column, the diameter of which is proportionate to the percentage of South Africans who speak it as a first language. Of interest, Zulu is the most widely spoken, followed by isiXhosa, Afrikaans and then English. We urge you to pay a visit to Impromptu and read the interesting story board.
In terms of the office component, there are three different buildings, the largest of which is the Apex, an iconic eight-storey building comprising 7900 square metres of offices. Global financial and news organisation, Thomson Reuters, has relocated its Cape Town offices to the Apex and is spread over the first three floors with floors four to seven – each of 1128 square metres and offering stunning views – is available to be let from R165 per square metre.
The second office component is the Matrix, a mixed-use building consisting of ground floor retail/showrooms, three storeys of sectional title offices totalling 4500 square metres and 51 residential apartments set over a further three storeys. All 24 office suites in this building, with its edgy mix of retro and contemporary architecture, have been sold and a few opportunities for leasing are available for smaller users. An apartment in the Matrix recently resold at a R47 000 a square metre, a record for Century City.
The third office component of the Square is the Annex which comprises 3000 square metres of offices over three and a half floors above the conference centre with its separate ground floor entrance. The Rabie Property Group is occupying the top floor of around 1000 square metres while Xhibit experiential marketing has taken the first floor. The middle two floors, each of around 1000 square metres, remain to be let with negotiations for some of this space underway.
And across the road but also overlooking the Square is Bridge Park, the new home of Absa in the Western Cape.
For further details on the offices contact:
Jean, Jason or Sedica on 021 550 7000.
Parking for all elements of the Square is plentiful with a total of 1330 bays available in a super basement as well as a structured parking garage. If you are wanting to visit a restaurant in the Square, follow the P1 parking signs to the basement parking and take the red stairs up to the Square. If you are attending a function at the Conference Centre, proceed to the P2 structured parking garage.
Contact details for the restaurants are as follows:
The Square Café: 021 204 8000
Tiger’s Milk: 087 820 4288
Punjab Wok: 021 110 5191
Café Frank: 087 150 2562