Pinetown at a glance
Pinetown at a glance
Pinetown is situated 16km west of Durban City, nestled at the foot of Fields Hill. Pinetown includes Cowies Hill in the east and Mariannhill to the west. It boasts excellent access through the integrated road network of the N3 highway which runs past Pinetown and connects Durban to Gauteng. The M13 is an alternative highway option which connects Durban right through Pinetown to the N3. The M7 connects the southern industrial basin with the N3 and Pinetown via Queensburgh.
The M19 connects Pinetown/New Germany directly to Durban and the N2. The new M25 will create a short route between Pinetown and the N2 heading northwards. Pinetown's close location to the expanding Durban Port with access to overseas markets like China, Asia and East Africa makes it a great geographical choice.
The relative proximity to Gauteng with good transport network links to the interior further strengthens this location. The high population concentration with skilled and unskilled labour lends not only to a large workforce but also to a large local market availability. A quality sustained water supply from the Umgeni system and energy availability of coal power from Mpumalanga and Newcastle.
Security plays an even bigger choice in selecting a location of a warehouse, distribution center or a factory. The popularity of high security business parks has been skyrocketing. Owning rather than leasing is also becoming more and more popular.
Romead Business Park is surrounded on three sides by nature reserves. The original focus of Romead was to ensure that a high standard of design was achieved in the architecture of the park. The brief to Gillespie Architects was to design a park that would surpass other developments of this nature. The buildings, their individual design and the manner in which they 'speak' to each other all works to fulfill the essence of this brief. The new award-winning headquarters for Metier Aggregates, the new regional centre for Royal Canine, the new regional headquarters for DSV, national headquarters for DeLaval, the new warehouse and offices of Earthworks Furniture and the new headquarters for Premier Meats are currently proud occupants of this prestigious park.
The Paradise Valley Nature Reserve features 100 hectares of coastal and remnant grassland. It is also home to one of Pinetown's two national monuments; the Umbilo Waterworks built in 1887. Pinetown's industrial roots can be traced back to as early as 1854 with the ruins of the Indigo Vats. These were constructed by two Dutch immigrants, Colenbrander and Van Prehn, and were used for the manufacture of indigo dye. The vats are a short walk through the Natal Institute of Immunology grounds which can be entered from Entabeni Road. There are also four beautiful hiking trails in the reserve that start at the Interpretive Centre and head down through to the popular picnic area.
Rentals range from R4 000 per m² to R6 500 per m² and average between 45m² to 75m² in size. The sale price varies depending on what the location within Pinetown, the quality of the available offices, strength of security, etc.
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