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Large industrial users remain drawn to convenient airport locations, reports JHI Properties

Proximity to international airports in major centres is increasingly a key factor for industrial property users and Airport City, a secure, modern park with high exposure to the N2 and the busy Borcherds Quarry Road next to Cape Town International Airport is no exception.


Dachser have relocated to these premises in Airport City, Cape Town, in a lease transaction concluded through Seamus Daly of JHI Properties.

So says Seamus Daly, leasing, sales and investment broker for JHI Properties, who recently concluded a lease for 3 030 square metres of warehousing and offices in Airport City on behalf of Dachser South Africa. The total value of the five year lease is R15 million.

The local operation of this global logistics provider relocated to larger premises in Cape Town, moving from a 750sqm warehouse to a 2 215sqm facility plus 815sqm of offices, including a recreation room with an indoor braai.

Says Daly: “This well maintained property is only four years old with quality office accommodation plus a warehouse with multiple loading doors, excellent flow, wide access gates and loading docks as well as a generous yard area.”

Comments Thorkild Nielsen, branch manager of Dachser in Cape Town: “In recent years we have increased our staff complement from 40 to 55 and experienced considerable growth in our business, necessitating a larger warehouse.” Dachser’s global network extends to over 242 locations and 24 800 staff in total.

Daly adds that land is available in Airport City for industrial development to suit tenant requirements. “These range from a site of 2 400sqm with approved plans for a 1 200sqm warehouse with three loading doors plus offices, to development sites of up to 20ha. We also have a number of existing warehouses available from 250-2000sqm,” he says.

For further information contact Seamus Daly of JHI Properties on 021 4181640 or 082 449 7314 or email

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