Growthpoint Properties’ ‘green’, state-of-the-art 44 on Grand Central office development in Midrand is complete on time and on budget after a 12-month construction schedule.
The quality 7,000sqm development is directly opposite the Gautrain Midrand station. Gautrain is also a major tenant of the building, occupying 2,500sqm of the stylish new multitenant office building.
Recognised for its growing portfolio of award-winning green-rated offices, Growthpoint applied it mounting green building and management expertise to ensure 44 on Grand Central is on the leading edge of environmentally responsible building.
Rudolf Pienaar, Growthpoint Properties Offices Divisional Director explains: “This top quality property asset progresses our green building drive. Growthpoint strives to create quality office space which works best for our clients. Green building is essential to providing spaces in which businesses can thrive. Thoughtful design was applied to 44 on Grand Central, creating a stimulating working environment that reduces building utility costs by using sustainable alternatives, to the benefit of occupants.”
The new building is designed to Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) 4-Star Green Star rating specifications. It used recyclable steel as well as a fly ash concrete mix in its construction.
It’s kept bright with daylight harvesting and daylight sensors as well as energy-efficient lighting, inside and out. It also uses energy-efficient motors, pumps and fans. Keeping temperatures comfortable, 44 on Grand Central has external shading, roof insulation and air conditioning zoning. It also features drought-resistant landscaping with rainwater harvesting for irrigation, low volatile organic compound (VOC) paint and carpets, as well as a waste management plan. All this is kept finely tuned with a Building Management System (BMS). It even has cyclist parking and change rooms.
The premium-grade, green-built 44 on Grand Central is part of the Grand Central Office Park, with Growthpoint’s neighbouring building tenanted by Sanofi.
With extensive energy efficiency, unmatched access to public transport, and excellent road access from Diagonal Street, just off the main K101 arterial, 44 on Grand Central also benefits from a brilliant business location.
“Midrand is an attractive commercial node in high demand,” says Pienaar. “It is home to an increasing number of corporate headquarters.” With its superb location in Midrand, 44 on Grand Central enjoys first-rate proximity to amenities and sought-after suburbs.
Growthpoint Properties is the largest South African listed property company with property assets valued over R50 billion. It owns and manages 412 properties in South Africa, 44 properties in Australia through its investment in Growthpoint Properties Australia or GOZ, in which it has a 65% stake. Growthpoint also has 50% interest in the properties of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.