Leading international property developer and investor Atterbury has moved into its new head office, Die Klubhuis, consolidating its two Gauteng branches into a single, regional HQ in its very own prestigious Pretoria precinct development, The Club.
Louis van der Watt, CEO of Atterbury explains: “When we took the decision to reap the benefits of consolidating our Pretoria and Johannesburg operations, neither of our existing office spaces were suitable for our new needs. Atterbury was founded in Pretoria in 1994, so, we selected our newest development, The Club in Hazelwood, for our new consolidated base of business.”
Atterbury’s new workplace houses all its major businesses including Atterbury Asset Management headed by Lucille Louw, Atterbury Property Development headed by James Ehlers and the company’s financial services under the management of Adriaan van Rooyen.
The Club precinct comprises 14,000 m2 retail, restaurants and offices in Club Retail and Club One. The 5,200-m2 Die Klubhuis (Club Two) houses a modern and high-tech 3,300-m2 Planet Fitness Megaclub, as well as A-grade offices, including Atterbury’s new HQ. The 10,000-m2 Club Three will include The Club Advocates’ Chambers, which will be operational on 1 November 2017, a medical day hospital and 15 residential units. This final aspect of the development will be complete in the first quarter of 2018.
Atterbury invested around R180 million in infrastructure in The Club precinct, including major road infrastructure upgrades in the surrounding areas as well as creating 1,080 basement parking bays.
The Club is designed by architect Tony Hoffman. Besides Atterbury HQ’s spectacular facades, it also features large dramatic canopies that create a covered urban gathering space and distinctive entrance to the building. It has a gym running track under its canopies adding to its unique character. This building is visible from all sides of the precinct, giving it a significant presence.
Inside, Atterbury’s retro-industrial styled new regional headquarters, represent the ultimate in cleverly designed, efficient modern office space, while embracing its heritage and legacy created over the past 23 years.
The warm, welcoming and inspiring workspace was created by interior architect Gysbert van Graan and the interior decorator Wytske van Wyk. They acquired a number of David Krynauw’s wooden creations for the office, including a lovely dome, destined to become an innovative space in the reception area.
Rina Strutzer was commissioned to create a sculpture representing the African continent and Pierre Cronje once again created Atterbury’s boardroom tables and servers.
Boshoff further comments: “Consolidating Atterbury’s Johannesburg and Pretoria offices into one Gauteng office has been an exciting journey. We are pleased to come together in one magnificent new workspace in this convenient and attractive destination where we can optimise our operations, attract the best talent, stimulate innovation, grow our business and better serve our clients, investors and partners.”
Contact Zahn Hulme, Tel: 012 471 1600 /www.atterbury.co.za