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Commercial Property to Let at the Greenest Office Park in South Africa

Black River Park is one of the flagship properties in Redefine’s Cape Town commercial property portfolio. The Park, located in Observatory, is made up of three parks, namely North, Central, and South Park. Each Park consists of individual office blocks with around 75 000 m2 of commercial property to let.

The office precinct consists of a total of 13 buildings. Facilities at the precinct include, but are not limited to, a driving range, hair salon, car wash, ATM, gym, dentist, physiotherapist, restaurant, confectionary, parking racks for bicycles used at the precinct, central shower facilities, boardroom facilities, the River Club Conference Centre, and a Sunglass Hut Retail store. Food trailers operate at the North Park. In addition, the well-kept gardens provide tranquil relaxation areas.

Green Achievements

Black River Office Park was recently announced the winner in Sustainable FM Operations at the South African Facilities Management Association Awards, ahead of six nominees, including Redefine’s other flagship office park, The Towers, also located in Cape Town. The award recognises outstanding performance in Facilities Management, with the focus on the best performance in sustainability during the 12 months preceding the SAFMA event. Redefine’s commitment to the creation of environmentally conscious and cost-effective work spaces is evident in the office park also becoming the first office precinct in South Africa to be awarded the prestigious Green Star certification for all of its buildings by the Green Building Council of South Africa. It is also the first office precinct in the country to receive a 6 Star Green Star South Africa Existing Building Performance rating. The award serves as validation of Redefine’s commitment to managing commercial properties according to the highest standards of excellence.

Companies looking for commercial property to let in office precincts managed according to sustainability principles will therefore want to rent their office or warehouse spaces in the prestigious Black River Office Park, especially considering that it is also the office park with the largest integrated rooftop photovoltaic system on the continent. The PVC installation has a surface area of 9 000 m2. With 6 000 panels, it is one of the top 20 commercial rooftop solar systems in the world. Other energy and environmentally friendly design and building features include performance glass, in addition to balcony overhangs, which serve to limit harsh sunlight and excessive heat penetration. This helps to reduce temperature control costs and improve the comfort level of workspaces. In addition, the floor-to-ceiling heights are more than 3,5 m, which allow for more spacious workspaces and more flexible workspace planning.

Waste, energy, and water management best practices are evident in the recycling practices on site and the environmentally responsible methods of fluorescent light disposal. Waste is sorted on site into recyclable and non-recyclable materials. LEDs have been installed at the parking and common areas, reducing energy usage considerably. In addition, the ecologically friendly gardens are irrigated using borehole water, pumped at the office precinct. In addition to these energy, waste, and water management policies, companies looking for commercial property to let will appreciate the overall management strategy of tenant engagement in performance audits and the reduction of energy consumption. Redefine is also committed to annual carbon footprint assessments to audit the company’s commitment to reduce its environmental footprint.


Located at 2 Fir Street in Observatory, Cape Town, Black River Office Park boasts a central location and superb security, with the perimeter walls featuring electric fencing. CCTV monitoring enables 24-hour security surveillance with access control to the park through security stations and a boom-gate access system. Intercom systems are used for communication with the gate, while employees gain access to the premises with security discs.

Centralisation of the access control allows for improved security. The gates are staffed by trained security personnel 24 hours a day. Foot and bicycle patrols throughout the office park add further security. The security personnel on patrol have radio contact with the central control room. Companies interested in commercial property to let in the office precinct will also have the option to connect their office/warehouse alarm systems to the central control room, which will alert the security personnel of emergency situations.

If your company is interested in commercial properties to let, whether warehouses or offices, you can get more information about available units from Redefine Properties.