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Redefine unlocks Phase 2 of its Hill on Empire precinct in Parktown

Redefine Properties, owners and developers of The Hill on Empire business park in Parktown, are gearing up for the rollout of Phase 2.

Launched in 2017, the Hill on Empire precinct comprises of two office buildings, totalling 31 000m2 of A-grade workspace with views of Johannesburg’s skyline. Phase 2 of the development will unlock 15 869m2 at a total development cost of R372 million.

Santam and MiWay, who will fully occupy Phase 2, have signed up to take occupation from July 2023.

Phase 1 offered tenants a view beyond business, but we are really going above and beyond with Phase 2. There is a strong emphasis on sustainability focusing on efficiency, harnessing green energy and energy efficiency,” said Pieter Strydom, Asset Manager from Redefine Properties.

The project’s green features include a solar PV plant with energy efficient lighting solutions.

Speaking at the recent sod turning ceremony, Associate Development Director at Abland, Simon van Helsdingen, said what stands out is that the commercial precinct is on some of the best arterial routes, with Empire Road providing easy access to the city centre and major highways and the entire area offering access to schools, entertainment, and heritage sites, including Constitution Hill.

This location easily connects businesses to all corners of Johannesburg, truly taking businesses to new heights,” he said.

Andre Lotz from Santam added: “There are obviously many options for lessees at the moment due to an oversupply of office space following the Covid-19 pandemic and businesses adopting hybrid ways of work. We had no hesitation in choosing Hill on Empire as the ideal location to take our business to the next level ensuring our workforce enjoy great access routes and a modern work environment, connecting it to our intermediaries, clients, and communities with the bonus of enjoying access to magnificent cultural and heritage sights all around”.