Abland to develop new skyscraper in Cape Town: 35 Lower Long

20 September 2017

Abland, together with their JV Partners The Ellerine Brothers, have announced the development of Cape Town’s newest office tower, 35 Lower Long, situated on Lower Long Street in the City Bowl. This will be a four-star green building and will transform the site that was previously known as the Ernst & Young offices, into a 24-storey office building.

Construction has already commenced with the internal stripping of the building and external demolition set to kick off during September, with completion set for the first quarter of 2020.

The building area will comprise 13,446m² of premium-grade office space, along with 323m² of retail space on the ground floor, nine above-ground parking levels and a top-floor penthouse. The sculpted form of the building mass, the defragmentation and articulation of the corners will provide dynamic views of the building across the city, both from street level and nearby buildings.

The property is next to the MyCiti bus station, and within close proximity to the main train station – making it easily accessible to individuals commuting via public transport. Motorists also have easy access to the N1, N2 and the Western Seaboard.

In addition, the building is located in the popular foreshore precinct close to the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Amenities such as hotels, restaurants and bars surround the building making this a very popular precinct,” says James Cresswell, Cape Regional Director at Abland.   

The building will have a modern look characterised by beautifully designed glazed façades which extend seamlessly over both the office and parking levels by using glass façades with generous floor-to-ceiling heights.

A critical factor for the building is to limit heat build-up on the glass panels to ensure a comfortable working environment for all tenants. This was achieved by using double glazing and angling the building away from the harsh northern summer sun.

“We’re very excited about this project and it has been received with enthusiasm by the City of Cape Town and Capetonians in general. The City’s stamp of approval and support has made this journey very encouraging for us. Our objective is to develop an iconic building that both Abland and Capetonians can be proud of,” concludes Cresswell.

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