In recent years around South Africa, many new industrial warehouses and factories have been built by companies and landlords for tenants. Consequently, these new businesses and occupiers now understand why businesses prefer new industrial buildings.
New industrial buildings are typically much higher than older buildings, hence the use of the entire vertical area. Due to the height, the greater R/m² (square metre) rental of the new facility often translates to a lower R/m³ (cubic metre).
A business can specify upfront what configuration they would like the building to be, thus allowing for more efficient floor space usage. Companies can also plan as most facilities take about eight months to complete.
Most modern buildings have structural benefits such as fewer columns, allowing for greater flexibility and higher productivity of their space over time.
New, high-specification, super flat floors offer better safety standards and less wear and tear on forklifts.
Adhere to the latest fire regulations.
Modern security systems.
Yard areas and loading bays are designed with large modern trucks in mind.
Modern buildings provide for reduced energy costs of various utilities:
- Significant amounts of natural lighting. Lower lighting costs.
- Energy-efficient lighting. Lower lighting costs and more extended usage per low-wattage item.
- Reduced water wastage and hence less water usage.
- Reduced temperature control costs.
- Provision for solar energy installations.
Use of modern, environmentally sensitive materials. Often these materials also last longer than their older, outdated predecessors.
New buildings with a modern design provide an appealing, healthy environment for staff. Hence better productivity, lower staff turnover and improved quality of life.
Contact Epping Property for a discussion on options and locations for new development in the central industrial areas of Cape Town. Read The Ultimate Guide on How to Invest in the Industrial Property Market.