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22nd Aug 2022

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Sunvlei: Invest in a future-forward Hybrid Office Solution


Heartwood Properties’ Sunvlei development is the answer to your hybrid office needs. With office space to buy or rent and a co-working business lounge at its heart, this is an ideal investment opportunity located in the semigration hotspot of Somerset West.

As lockdown restrictions ease and South Africans head back to the office, many are rethinking the spaces they want to work in. What have they missed while working from home, and what is essential to productivity? As a hybrid office built from scratch to meet the needs of today’s worker, Sunvlei is the solution.

Heartwood Properties conducted market research among their commercial office and warehouse tenants, and many said that even when Covid-19 became a thing of the past, they weren’t planning a full return to the office. However, many missed the human interaction of the office, so a solution was clearly needed. This led to the launch of a new hybrid office development, a first of its kind to be built in South Africa – Sunvlei.

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Sunvlei comprises eight business suites, sized between 163m² to 233m² and ranging in price from R17 862 – R19 213 per m². Each unit is available to buy or rent and can be combined to create a larger space. But what will be of particular interest to those businesses that won’t have their full team on site every day is the business lounge. This dynamic space is at the heart of Sunvlei, providing buzz and energy with its meeting rooms, coffee bar and zoom pods. This is available to the tenants’ remote workers when they do need to visit the office and is only available to employees.

“It’s a little different from the co-working office model offered by the likes of WeWork and Regus in the sense that only employees of Heartwood tenants will have access to the co-working spaces. All tenants and their employees will be able to access the shared business lounge. In other words, clients get the best of both worlds with a combination of their own private space where they can create their own identity and manage their own facilities, but then also have the benefit of the use of a business lounge and meeting rooms,” explained Utterson.

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Sunvlei is set for completion near mid March of 2023, and as zoom towns continue to grow in popularity, Heartwood Properties plans to roll out their hybrid model in other popular de-centralised nodes. Somerset West is the perfect spot for the inaugural development though, as the area continues to see huge growth and is ideal for those seeking a middle ground between work and play.

“Professionals realise they can have a work life balance. With the airport, sea, and mountains virtually on their doorstep, Somerset West is without a doubt a very attractive location to set up the office of the future. One that is high-tech, safe, spacious, as comfortable as any home office, just better,” says Andrew Utterson, Director at Heartwood Properties.

Sunvlei will be based in the Paardevlei precinct of Somerset West, which offers easy access to the N2 and is just a 30-minute drive into the city of Cape Town and a 25-minute drive to the airport.  The area offers plenty of outdoor living space – it’s close to the Strand Beach, an 18-hole golf course, the Paardevlei Nature Reserve and world-class wine estates. Several exclusive residential estates and top schools have been built in the area over the last few years, making it an easy area for relocation.  The development will also boast prime signage and is next to a private hospital.

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As load shedding continues to be a huge issue for corporate South Africa, Sunvlei tenants will be thrilled by the future-focused features that the development offers. These include a backup power generator, 100 solar panels, Tesla UPS battery system, as well as electric vehicle charging bays, ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi and backup water tanks.


  • 8 Business Suites
  • 140-2000m²
  • R1000/m² tenant installation
  • 252m² designer business lounge including meeting rooms and Zoom pods
  • UBER coffee bar
  • Ultra high speed WiFi
  • Back up power generator
  • 100 solar panels
  • Tesla UPS battery system
  • Electric vehicle charging bays
  • 36 basement parking bays
  • 69 secure parking bays
  • 6 motorcycle parking bays
  • Wheelchair friendly building
  • Back up water tanks
  • 18 hole golf course



To find out more information on Sunvlei, get in touch with the Heartwood Properties team with the details below.

+27 (0)21 035 1744

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