Umgeni embraces R1.4bn Lifestyle and Deco Park

An artist's impression of the Umgeni Lifestyle and Décor Park in KwaZulu-Natal.
An artist's impression of the Umgeni Lifestyle and Décor Park in KwaZulu-Natal.

Construction on the R1.4 billion Umgeni Lifestyle and Deco Park is underway with completion of Phase A expected by October this year. The grand opening has been scheduled for the 1st of November 2018.

Eris Property Group, in partnership with PRASA and Intersite Asset Investments believe that this unique commercial concept is a first-of-its-kind for the region, presenting a safe and beautifully landscaped zone with green spaces and walkways across 135 000 square meters of centrally located land, which will become the final piece of the Umgeni precinct masterplan.

Stephen Lawson, Developer Manager from Eris Property Group comments:

When you drive along the Springfield and Umgeni industrial areas, there is a significant amount of clutter with haphazard businesses competing against each other. The Umgeni Lifestyle and Deco Park is a unique concept that aims to formalise the vibrant node offering high-spec infrastructure, management association, a ‘green’ environment, comprehensive framework of complimentary services which allows it to stand out from the crowd. We are proud to bring this exceptional opportunity to KwaZulu-Natal and pioneer a commercial property offering of international standards.”

With the first phase of infrastructure nearing completion, we are looking forward to handing over the first site to Zebbies Lighting in November 2018, followed by CTM in early 2019. Businesses that offer anything from home improvement products and appliances, building supplies, furniture, flooring and blinds to outdoor lifestyle products, call centres, offices and motor vehicle dealerships will find this space beneficial. This park will allow businesses to lease a facility designed in accordance with their specifications and will provide them with the much-needed space to house their showroom, office and distribution within one site,” further explains Lawson.

There is a trend forming globally where mixed-use buildings provide a range of functions comprising of showroom, office, distribution and lifestyle facilities. The concept of the Umgeni Lifestyle and Deco Park has been inspired by this trend in which businesses will not only be provided with ample spaces, but it creates a safe lifestyle offering where employees or visitors don’t need to leave the vicinity, as they will be able to shop, eat as well as access the premises and avoiding traffic congestion,” says Lawson.

In less than two months, Umgeni Lifestyle and Decor Park will be a game-changing reality KwaZulu Natal’s industrial and commercial property.