Sustainable technology company Rubicon will combine its operations, currently spread across six different locations in Cape Town, into one tailor-made multimillion-rand facility that includes a 7 900 m2 warehouse and 1 400 m2 of offices incorporating a 250 m2 showroom.
Construction of the facility will start in November for completion and occupation in mid-2022.
Based in Richmond Park’s retail and logistics focused southern precinct, Rubicon will be adjacent to the new Takealot Pick-up Point and distribution facility, which is set to open in March 2022.
In addition, the southern precinct of Richmond Park is home to Richmond Corner shopping centre, which opened a year ago, with 6 500 m2 of popular convenience retail across 22 stores, including anchors Pick n Pay, Woolworths Food and Clicks.
Taking all of this into account, Rubicon says the move will provide its staff and business partners with easy access to many retail amenities.
The new Rubicon headquarters will benefit from great exposure, boosting brand awareness. Richmond Park provides exceptional accessibility, with upgraded road access from both the N1 and N7 highways.
“We are pleased to partner with Rubicon in consolidating and centralising its operations in such a prominent position. It is a pleasure working with this innovative company for the development of its new headquarters to support its continued growth in South Africa,” says Atterbury leasing manager for the Western Cape Mia Kitshoff.
The new facility also provides the necessary flexibility to accommodate Rubicon’s future growth with 1 200 m2 of expansion potential and additional parking capacity to match.
Rubicon is joining a growing line-up of leading names associated with the popular 84 ha Richmond Park development, which include Aramex, Cape Fruit Coolers, CTM, Mustek, Scoop, ACDC Dynamics, Corex, Sequence Logistics, Takealot, getWorth and the Richmond Corner convenience centre.
Atterbury development head for the Western Cape Gerrit van den Berg confirms that the real estate developer is investing in more infrastructure at Richmond Park.
“Atterbury, which is rolling out the multibillion-rand Richmond Park development on behalf of the various shareholders, has delivered excellent tailor-made development solutions, including property development, investment and asset management in South Africa and internationally for 27 years,” he says.
In response to demand, Atterbury is adding services to Richmond Park’s southern precinct, including centralised water pumps and tanks.
“With our R37-million investment for servicing this portion of the development, we are unlocking an additional 50 000 m2 of development potential,” says Van den Berg.