Century City, the sleek urban hub less than half an hour from Cape Town central, is becoming the Mother City’s own Silicon Valley. Since the area was first developed some 22 years ago, Century City has gone from concept to urban reality.
As investors pile in, world-class commercial property developments now dot the area’s skyline – and there’s more to come.
A favourite among technology companies
There’s something fresh, ultra-modern, and inspirational about Century City that attracts innovative thinkers and tech gurus to the area.
Inspired by the likes of Bill Gates and Elon Musk, these cutting-edge business owners are at the forefront of the Silicon Cape technology movement – and their presence has transformed Century City into Cape Town’s (and possibly South Africa’s) tech central.
With its easy proximity to the CBD, the northern and southern suburbs, and Cape Town International Airport, Century City is the ideal location for 21st-century business people who are global, forward-thinking, and innovative.
Of all the developments in this up and coming area, Century City Square is a favourite among high-tech businesses.
Century City Square – the home of innovation
Located in the Bridgeways section of Century City, Century City Square consists of six ultramodern, custom-designed buildings that serve some of Cape Town’s best-known companies.
A full-service hotel, conference centre, 15 000 square metres of office space and several floors of premium apartments – these facilities are what draw commercial property owners and tenants to Century City Square.
As the trend for mixed-use developments continues to sweep Cape Town, Century City Square combines the best of residential, commercial and retail space in one convenient location.
A recipient of the Green Building Council of South Africa’s 4-Star Green Star – Custom Mixed Use Design rating, Century City Square is the product of environmentally responsible property development. Its location, convenience, excellent facilities and green-friendly design has made Century City Square hugely popular with innovative tech companies.
Recently, the Commercial Space team was pleased to place two cutting-edge clients in this sought-after development.
Entersekt and Black Swan set up offices at Century City Square
Entersekt is an innovative fintech company that provides financial institutions globally with new digital experiences built on a compliant, state-of-the-art security platform. Earlier this year, the company decided to expand its South African operations, and we assisted by helping secure a prime new office space in The Apex building part of Century City’s Urban Square.
Entersekt was looking for a location close to Cape Town, capitalising on the city’s status as the new technology capital of Africa. With job seekers in the tech sector continuing to consider Cape Town for its vibrant tech culture, less corporate feel, and attractive lifestyle options, Entersekt hopes to attract talent from Cape Town’s expansive talent pool as it continues to expand globally.
Black Swan is a leading software development company with a global presence. We helped them to move their premises from Woodstock to Century City where their 40 staff members now work in a spacious, comfortable office space that occupies over half a floor at The Apex building, part of Century City’s Urban Square.
For Jacqueline Reed, Black Swan’s finance manager, Century City was the ideal choice for an innovative tech business on a growth trajectory. She especially liked the area’s central location, creative buzz and selection of excellent office space.
Tech industry leaders call Century City home – isn’t it time you joined them?
Century City is already home to Panasonic’s Africa headquarters, including its main innovation hub, and scores of smaller tech firms.
Entersekt and Black Swan are just two of the high-tech companies that have set up offices in the area, and we expect this trend to continue in the coming months and years.
If you’d like to base your company in Cape Town’s prime “innovation central” location, contact the Commercial Space team today. Our area specialists are ready to assist you.