ON AUCTION - NATIONAL LANDMARK, RETAIL & COMMERCIAL BUILDING DURBAN
18 FEB 2020 AT 13:00 CAT COMPLETED
This incredibly well positioned property has been the home of a national retailer for over two decade. This site parcel consists of 11 ervens with a combined extent of 5 567 m². The Gross Lettable Area within the property is approximately 14 600 m². This iconic commercial and retail building is positioned within the heart of the Durban CBD, exposed to very high volumes of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Dr Pixley Kaseme (West) Street is set for a transformation into a pedestrian dominated linear park and upgrading of the public transport connection through the Durban CBD has already begun. Currently a portion of the property is occupied by Shoprite Checkers however national retails such as Clicks, Home Choice and Pepkor are showing interest to occupy the property due to the evidence of the transformation of the Durban CBD into an inspiringly diverse environment.
The property is located within the busiest node of the Durban CBD on Dr Pixley Kaseme (West) Street and also has access and frontage to Anton Lembede (Smith) Street.
The property falls within the Durban Central precinct, as per eThekwini’s new Urban Development Zone (UDZ). This is one of nine new precincts demarcated within the greater central city, together forming the UDZ. The aim of creating this zone is to stimulate new investment and urban regeneration to the central parts of the eThekweni city, through tax saving incentives applicable to new development or building restoration.
The neighbourhood within the immediate vicinity of the property comprises mostly retail space on the ground floor and offices and flats on the upper floor levels.