New commercial parks for booming Ballito
Category Chas Everitt Commercial Division
Ballito's rapid and ongoing commercial expansion has been written about at length and has made it a focus of major developer interest for the past two decades.
So says Nicole Schoerie, the Chas Everitt International commercial broker for Ballito, who has navigated this market for a number of years and continues to be astonished by the pace of growth.
"This coastal town just 35 minutes' drive from uMhlanga is currently expanding very rapidly again and the development pipeline is at an all-time high," she says.
"The King Shaka International Airport and Dube TradePort that are right on the doorstep of Ballito are the catalysts for much of this development and will no doubt continue to drive growth well into the future."
Providing an overview of the current developments taking place in Ballito, Schoerie says most of the inquiries she receives for commercial property are from start-up businesses that see potential in the town for business expansion and success.
"Adding to this, Ballito has remained relatively affordable when compared to the neighbouring uMhlanga, making it an economically smart and appealing option for new business owners."
She adds, "On the other end of the spectrum, well-established businesses are also opening up new branches in Ballito's office parks, with the most popular options being Regency House and Warne House."
A closer look
Below are the details of the four most popular commercial properties in the town:
1. Regency House
Ideally situated at the entrance to Ballito, Regency House is a business park that boasts modern offices in a fully secure environment, offering a 24hr security guard, automated gates and palisade fencing. It is easily accessible via the M4 and is close to a number of amenities including the Alberlito Hospital and Ballito Junction. Currently on the market in Regency House is a 166sqm office with a private kitchen, a large reception area and ample parking.
2. Warne House
Spanning three-storeys, Warne House offers open-plan office and showroom space in a modern building with partial sea-views. It is situated close to the M4 highway and N2 freeway with easy access to public transport links for easy commuting. A good example of an office in Warne House is this 97sqm unit that features a kitchenette, underground parking and air conditioning.
Regus is redefining the office-rental sector in Ballito due to its unique business concept that is based on "co-working" or shared spaces. Office spaces here revolve around the idea of networking and flexibility by enabling businesses of all types to occupy a single space and share resources. These can be rented out on a daily, monthly or yearly basis depending on a business's unique needs.
The Regus concept is predominantly aimed at independent professionals and small businesses, self-employed developers and freelancers.
Take a look at this Regus office space listed with Chas Everitt International.
4. Simbithi Office Park
One of the most sought-after commercial offerings in Ballito is the prime Simbithi Office Park located in the Simbithi Eco Estate. Here, businesses benefit from spacious and modern offices with beautiful inland views. More than this, it is home to a number of estate amenities including a conference centre, clubhouse, coffee shop and restaurant. Currently on the market in the office park is a 50sqm office to let.
The industrial sector
Shoerie says Ballito's industrial property sector is also set for significant growth, with a growing number of developers seeking vacant land now to construct modern warehouses and light industrial properties.
"The development pipeline currently consists mostly of light industrial business parks with upmarket office space and state-of-the-art security.
"These business parks will compete with well-established light industrial offerings such as Imbonini Park and Canton Park as well as the upcoming Imbali Park."
To find out more about the available commercial and industrial properties in Ballito, contact Chas Everitt International on 031 561 5838.
Author: Chas Everitt International Property Group