Choosing the best office location

The decision to rent or buy a property depends heavily on location, no matter what the purpose of the place will be. In the case of a business or office, the location you choose could play a determining role in your ultimate success.

It would serve you well to bear these five factors in mind, all of which you’ll see in practice at the Amdec Group’s latest commercial space – the office suites at The Yacht Club. Located at the entrance to the V&A Waterfront, adjacent to the Cape Town Harbour, it overlooks the new Cruise Liner Terminal to the north and Table Mountain to the south.

There are two floors of premium offices for rent, fully flexible in terms of space, and ready for occupation when you need to move. Take a look at how it stacks up against the universal criteria for selecting commercial space.

Accessibility

The sooner you can get to work, the better, because productivity matters, whether you’re running an office or a business. Good access means less time in traffic and not having to endure the frustration of being stuck on congested roads – employees arrive in a better frame of mind and ready to start working.

With close connections to the N1 and N2 highways and the Atlantic Seaboard, as well as Buitengracht Street, which meanders uptown and across to Camps Bay, The Yacht Club is easy to get to no matter where you’re coming from. And you’ll never struggle to find somewhere to park, thanks to two levels of basement parking.

Proximity to other businesses and services

A variety of options in terms of shops and restaurants, in close proximity, is important in terms of the overall wellbeing of employees. Basing your business at The Yacht Club means less than 10 minutes’ walk connects you with the coffee shops and restaurants of fashionable Bree Street, and direct pedestrian brings you to the Waterfront and the award-winning Silo District. There’s also a novel way of traveling from here – a water taxi service along the Roggebaai Canal runs from right outside The Yacht Club, to the Clocktower Precinct in the Waterfront.

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For an indication of how highly a site can be rated, survey its immediate surroundings. This will give you an idea of who frequents the area and help you decide whether the place will be suitable for your business.

In the case of The Yacht Club, its prestigious neighbours vouch for its desirability as a location: the newly expanded CTICC, the V&A Waterfront and the Cruise Liner Terminal in the harbour, to name a few.

Building infrastructure

The physical infrastructure of a building is heavily influenced by the passage of time, and whether maintenance is carried out on a regular basis. The Yacht Club constitutes a brand-new development, so everything about it is pristine and unused. You can therefore expect the very best in terms of physical structure, as well as utilities and services.

Green credentials

There are few office spaces that could help you reduce your carbon footprint, but The Yacht Club is one of them. With energy-efficient lighting, double glazing, indigenous plants, backup power and a desalination plant that provides freshwater for the entire building, there are not many greener buildings in Cape Town.

An office at The Yacht Club is good for people and good for business.

For more information, or to arrange a viewing, please contact Ilze Müssmann on 021 702 3200 or email her on ilzem@amdec.co.za