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State-of-the-art commercial green building to be unveiled

Nov 17 2014 14:23


Cape Town - The Edge is a cutting-edge, nine-storey commercial building located on Carl Cronje Drive, in the Tyger Valley business district. The building is currently under construction on one of the last developable sites in the sought-after Tyger Falls precinct and scheduled for completion in November 2014.

"We are registered for a Green Star SA Office Design v1 rating, and targeting an overall 5 Star rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA)", said Ian Odendaal, managing director of Omnicape Investments, the developer. 

"Green buildings are essential to the commercial property landscape, they command excellent capital value and rentals whilst maintaining lower running costs," he says.

The Edge is all about evolving on past thinking to provide the best possible office space and environment for today. 

The striking modern architecture by award-winning BAM Architects contains 10 000m² of exceptional office space.

With a remarkable double-glazed flush curtain walling frontal design, The Edge is an extraordinary energy-use effective building with exceptional views over the Tyger Valley Waterfront lake.  It also enjoys stunning distant views of the Durbanville hills and the Boland mountains from most of its floors and rooftop terrace. 

A new addition to this important commercial business node, The Edge brings a distinguished new dimension to the area.

In terms of construction and once operational The Edge is a building carefully designed to greatly reduce its carbon footprint.  Aspiring to the 5 Star Green Design and As Built Rating, the building will be highly efficient to run, and is a AAA Grade luxury office development built for the future. 

The building has a host of energy efficient features, such as HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) and rainwater harvesting for toilet and urinals, which will all assist to provide operational savings to prospective tenants who in turn will also contribute to a greener sustainable environment for the future. 

The development also features stunning sustainable landscaping designed by OvP Associates, with indigenous water-wise plants, screens, shade structures and walkways.

The Edge is perfectly positioned in the heart of the vibrant Tyger Valley Waterfront, with urban village living, an array of shops, bars, restaurants, sports and fitness facilities and in close proximity to big office users such as Santam’s Head Office and Glacier who recently moved into the area.

The building is situated at the entrance of the Tyger Falls precinct, with excellent exposure to Carl Cronje Drive and quick access to the N1 Freeway.

The tangible and outstanding merits of this development are obvious, making The Edge a brilliant place to be.

- Fin24.

investment  |  property  |  green


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