Blackheath at a glance
Why industrial parks are a good investment in Blackheath
An industrial park is an area zoned and planned for the purpose of industrial development. It can be thought of as a more 'heavyweight' version of a business park or office park, which has offices and light industry, rather than heavy industry. Industrial parks are usually located on the edges of, or outside the main residential areas of a city, and normally feature good public transport access, including bus stops and train stations.
The idea of setting land aside through this type of zoning is based on several concepts. One of them is to be able to concentrate dedicated infrastructure in an area to reduce the per-business expense of that infrastructure. This could include roadways, railroads, ports, high-power electric supplies, high-end communications cables and large-volume water supplies. Another is to be able to attract new business by providing an integrated infrastructure in one location, as well as to set aside industrial uses from urban areas to try reduce the environmental and social impact.
Industrial parks often provide tenants with a range of services including administration assistance, financial consultancy, safety and security assistance, training, technical guidance, information services, shared facilities, research and infrastructure designed to meet the needs of tenants. A concentration of a variety of activities and services like this can strongly influence an investor’s decision to switch to such an area. Successful industrial parks can therefore become centres of growth and innovation, supporting local development and contributing to the development of the economy.
One such example would be Blackheath in the Western Cape. Not only is this well-situated industrial node home to large distributors like Value Logistics and Peninsula Beverages, but it boasts many popular industrial parks. The Blackheath area is a sought-after hub that is home to an increasing number of industries and property investors. Being in high demand, industrial parks in this area offer many benefits including:
• Part of Blackheath’s Community Improvement District
• Easy access to the N1 and N2 from the R300
• Great visibility
• Flexible space available
Two prominent examples of industrial parks in Blackheath are the Saxenburg and Range industrial parks.
Saxenburg Park is situated on the doorstep of Kuilsriver and Blackheath – just off the Stellenbosch Arterial, which links to the R300, and in turn links to the N1 and N2. The area is divided into two areas, Saxenburg Park 1 and Saxenburg Park 2, and includes security patrolling. Saxenburg Park is very popular among your smaller to general users or businesses, and since the area was established, the surrounding residential areas have grown, leading to even more new developments.
Range Industrial Park is situated on the corner of Range and School roads. It is an A-grade, modern industrial space in Blackheath. This prime property offers a total of 9,000m2 lettable space with excellent public transport access and is only 200 metres from the Blackheath train station. In addition, the property is serviced by the City Improvement District, which includes top-up security and cleaning services.
It goes without saying that making the move to one of the sought-after industrial parks in Blackheath is a great investment – those who move their businesses here benefit from its excellent location, convenient access to highways as well as great visibility.
If you would like to learn more about renting or investing in Blackheath, pick up the phone today and get in touch with one of the industrial brokers from Rawson Commercial Blouberg Franchise. They will not only be able to guide you with regards to moving to an industrial park in Blackheath, but provide you with the latest listings available in the area. We look forward to hearing from you.