Atterbury’s Hilti HQ project wins SAPOA award for industrial property development

Another landmark Atterbury Property Development project has won the coveted South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Excellence Award for industrial development.

Atterbury Property Development’s iconic project for Hilti at Waterfall Logistics Precinct was named the winner of the industrial category at the recent SAPOA Innovative Excellence Awards.

This is the second year in a row that Atterbury has won the industrial development category at the awards, which recognise significant contributions made through innovation and excellence within the property sector.

This year, four of the six finalists in the industrial development category were Atterbury projects. In addition to Hilti, Atterbury’s finalists were projects for Cummins, Stryker and Servest, at Waterfall.

Last year, Atterbury’s industrial development for Westcon at Waterfall won the same award, and its Covidien industrial development at Waterfall was a finalist.

Commenting on the award, development manager at Atterbury Property Development, Arno du Plessis, says: “We’re excited to receive this leading tribute that honours excellence in industrial property development. It highlights our track record of achievement in this exciting sector.”

Atterbury developed the Hilti facility on behalf of Attacq Waterfall Development Company (AWIC). AWIC is 100% owned by JSE-listed real estate capital growth fund Attacq Limited. It holds the commercial development rights to Waterfall.

Du Plessis explains that as a European-based company with its head office in Liechtenstein, Hilti wanted its new premises to be a reflection of its leading edge products and services.

The design of Hilti’s new facility features a striking glass façade and an eye-catching roof that makes a fluid 90-degree curve, elegantly wrapping itself around one side of the building. With its ultra-modern design, Hilti’s South African headquarters have been tailor-made with some 2,000sqm of offices and around 1,800sqm of warehouse space. The property includes a training centre, servicing centre and tool centre, all embodying Hilti’s corporate culture.

As a leading South African property investor and developer with a successful 22-year track record, Atterbury’s award-winning industrial development capabilities are currently being applied on a number of exciting developments, including projects for Torre Lifting Solutions, Dimension Data (facility division) and Amrod, all at Waterfall.

In addition, it has several significant industrial development projects across the country they include Randport Industrial in Germiston, Old Mint Park in Centurion and Richmond Park in Cape Town.