The ultra modern, mixed-use Century City Square is well set to be finished in the first half of 2016.  Designed for business and leisure, the Square features a brand new conference centre and hotel as well as the state of the art Apex office block, unrivalled in its views of Table Mountain and offering of nearby conveniences.

Affirming the status of Bridgeways Precinct as one of the ultimate places to work and conduct business in globally connected Cape Town, the Precinct is already home to the regional headquarters of large multinational corporates such as Phillip Morris and Chevron.  In addition to The Apex, development boasts The Annex, The Matrix, and Bridge Park East and West, totalling over 33 000 m2 of premium grade office space.

The exceptional facilities, infrastructure, and aesthetic architecture represent recognition from Century City Conference Centre and Hotel, property developers, and the commercial space industry of the long-term sustainability of business travel to the Western Cape.  Indeed, representatives of Century City Conference Centre and Hotel have been attending a number of local and international trade fairs; and have been inundated with interest, highlighting Cape Town’s global appeal as a work, travel, and business destination.

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Development specifics within Bridgeways

Century City Square consists of the 900-seat Century City Conference Centre (with a flexible configuration offering a total capacity of 1200 over 20 venues), a 125-room hotel, restaurants and coffee shops, plus over 1300 parking bays.  Within easy walking distance are the Virgin Active gym, the Canal Walk shopping centre, the MyCiTi bus station, and the Century City train station.  These amenities support commercial space in:

  • The Annex: 4500 m2 of office space over four floors above the ground floor conference centre.
  • The Matrix, a mixed use building with ground floor retail and exhibition space, three storeys of offices totalling 3000 m2, and 51 residential apartments over a further three storeys.
  • The Apex, the largest with 7900 m2 of office space over seven levels plus ground floor eateries spilling out onto the square.  Thomson Reuters have secured the first 3 floors leaving 4 floors of 1 128m² available TO LET.

Both the Square and adjacent Bridge Park benefit directly from newly dusted infrastructure projects totalling more than R130million – the construction of R45million of roads and canals in the Bridgeways Precinct; an R18million upgrade of Sable Road; and the R35million MyCiTi station – all of which significantly ease the flow of traffic.

A further point of interest is the awarding of a 5-star Green Star rating (SA Office v1 Design) to the Bridge Park office complex by the Green Building Council of South Africa.  This brings to five the number of 5-Star Green Star-rated buildings in Century City, alongside Chevron, The Business Centre, Philip Morris (all situated within Bridgeways), and Aurecon; while Century City Square itself is accredited by the Green Building Council for a pioneering Green Star mixed-use rating.  These seals of approval create excellent investment or rental prospects as the office blocks become more attractive places to work, improve the client experience, and lower utility costs.  Another reason ABSA have chosen to make it their home after consolidating all their Cape Town offices into Bridgepark (18 000m²) within the Bridgeways precinct.

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