WATERFALL GAUTENG (SOUTH AFRICA) – Today Attacq welcomes the announcement that Deloitte will consolidate their offices in Waterfall, with new head offices that will be developed at a cost of more than R1 billion. Waterfall City, the CBD of Waterfall, is rapidly becoming the main corporate consolidation destination in Gauteng.
The development was awarded in a heavily contested tender process, with more than 15 submissions. The almost 43 000m2 new Deloitte building, named River Creek, will be developed in a 50/50 joint venture between Attacq and Atterbury.
Morné Wilken, CEO of Attacq says: “Attacq is delighted to welcome a leading and respected international business brand such as Deloitte to Waterfall City. The new easily accessible and central location of Waterfall City, between Sandton and Pretoria, will provide Deloitte with a number of improved efficiencies and cost savings. We all know that we live in a tough economic climate and businesses need to find ways to cut costs. To bring the cost of occupancy down is a massive advantage for companies in these tough economic times.” He explains that several other large businesses have already realised the value of relocating to Waterfall City and the business benefits that corporate consolidation brings, these include Group 5, Cell C, Novartis, Honda, Schneider Electric, Premier Foods and PwC.
“The consolidation of our Johannesburg and Pretoria offices into one Gauteng office in Waterfall City promises to be an exciting journey. We are quickly outgrowing both existing office spaces and are now in a position to bring together approximately 3 700 of our people into one custom-designed building in an attractive corporate destination. The consolidation of our Gauteng offices into one office will be more than merely occupying a new building. Deloitte is constantly looking for ways in which our people can make a meaningful impact to our clients, talent and communities. This move will help us do exactly that by gearing our operations to attract the best talent and serve our expanding market,” says Mike Jarvis, the COO of Deloitte.
Waterfall City is South Africa’s largest urban concept development, designed to provide everything expected of a world-class modern city, with all the conveniences of a leading-quality urban environment. Sound urbanism principals, as well as environmental sustainability is a priority in the planning and implementation of this integrated lifestyle city.
The new Deloitte premises will consist of a ground floor with six stories of offices and four basement parking levels including nearly 2 000 parking bays. The total consolidated staff complement to be accommodated in the new building is approximately 3700, however the building will have the space capacity for a maximum occupancy of approximately 4900 people. It will be located in a prime location, right next to the Allandale interchange just off the N1 highway. The offices will boast exceptional access and visibility, with major highway frontage at the eastern side of the rapidly sprawling Waterfall City.
The building will include a number of exciting features, including:
- An auditorium, canteen, coffee shop, client meeting rooms, internal meeting rooms, a greenhouse, as well as other interactive spaces to enable optimal client and team engagement
- Open-plan architecture that encourages collaboration between service lines
- Innovative collaboration spaces, equipped with cutting edge technology to drive a culture of teamwork
- A business place that our people and clients from all over Africa will find welcoming
“As we consolidate our Johannesburg and Pretoria teams, we will be able to fulfil our important role and commitment to our existing client base in Gauteng – as the undisputed leader in professional services,” states Jarvis. “This promises to be an exciting journey, as we discover new opportunities to fuel the growth of the Gauteng region and make an even more meaningful impact to our clients, people and communities,” he says.
“Waterfall City offers a lot of promise and exciting prospects with its new status as Gauteng’s most attractive new corporate headquarters destination, given its central location in Gauteng. It is also conveniently situated near a variety of amenities and will enjoy prime position along the Allandale interchange of the N1 highway. The offices will boast exceptional access and visibility, with major highway frontage at the eastern side of the bustling and burgeoning Waterfall City,” Jarvis continues.
“The new building will be developed in line with the Waterfall sustainability approach and principles. The building will be registered with the U.S. Green Building Council for a Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating,” states Wilken.
Bulk earthworks for the project will start in August 2017, with construction commencing on Deloitte’s new Gauteng office in the final quarter of this year. The development will be complete in the first quarter of 2020. Deloitte will begin operating from its new South African base from April 2020.