Sandton has evolved from what was a satellite residential area – known in the 1960s for its posh smallholdings and estates – into South Africa’s most important business and financial hub.
Sandton: Africa’s most desirable office space
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Sandton’s popularity as a business centre started to accelerate.
Several leading companies, along with the Johannesburg stock exchange, relocated to Sandton from Johannesburg’s much grittier CBD. Massive development followed, with construction of premium offices, luxury hotels, shopping malls and entertainment complexes.
Today Sandton is one of the key commercial centres in Africa, with huge demand for its A-grade office space and facilities.
Among the features that add to Sandton’s appeal for businesses are:
- the Sandton Convention Centre, which is one of the largest on the continent
- several five-star hotels and a huge number of popular restaurants and cafés
- the enormous Sandton City shopping complex
- the Sandton Gautrain Station, for fast, easy commuting to Jo’burg, Pretoria, and O.R. Tambo International Airport.
Finding Sandton office space
Unfortunately, Sandton’s popularity is reflected in the high prices of its commercial real estate.
Especially for smaller businesses, it can be challenging to find cost-effective office space. Long leases are the norm too, so there’s the risk that you’ll have to keep on paying for space even if your business needs change.
No matter what you’re willing to pay, it can be difficult to secure independent office space in the city’s most desirable business areas.
The Workspace: A smart alternative
The Workspace offers a smart alternative for entrepreneurs and small businesses looking to operate in S.A.’s leading business location.
Either way, you’ll have immediate access to shared business infrastructure, including high-speed internet, meeting rooms, boardrooms, video conferencing facilities and a range of on-site business services.
That means you can operate in the country’s most sought-after business district without all the set-up costs or the highly monthly rental typically associated with setting up traditional office space in Sandton. You also won’t be locked into a long agreement – you can choose to rent an office for three, six or 12 months, or simply pay as you go on a monthly basis for coworking space.