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Intaprop opens Meadowview development

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08 Nov 2012

Leading property developer and investor Intaprop announced it is opening Meadowview Business Park West for development following its completion of the initial phase of the prime business estate, including the R575 million new head office for UTi Pharma.

UTi Pharma’s head office at Meadowview Business Park (Artist's impression).

The 50ha estate lies adjacent to the N3 highway and R25 Modderfontein Road at the London Road interchange.

It is centred between two of South Africa’s most successful commercial nodes, Longmeadow and Linbro Park, at the point of peak demand for logistics and warehousing premises in Gauteng.

Intaprop director Hugo Stroud says Intaprop is developing Meadowview in phases on a demand-led basis.

On completion, Meadowview will accommodate 250 000 square metres of development, making it a high-profile commercial precinct in northern Johannesburg.

The newly opened Meadowview Business Park West has further development capacity of 30 000 square metres.

It is zoned for industrial warehousing and office uses, with opportunities for development customised to tenant requirements, ranging from 5 000 square metres to 20 000 square metres.

It provides tailor-made amalgamations of offices, laboratories, warehousing or logistics facilities for clients.

Larger parcels of land are, however, available on request at Meadowview Business Park East, which is presently open to enquiries only.

The East precinct will introduce a further 125 000 square metres of developable bulk when it comes to market. Infrastructure for this precinct will commence in 2013.

Direct pharmaceutical distributor UTi Pharma moved to its new head office and state-of-the-art warehouse in the fast-growing Meadowview Business Estate in Linbro Park, Johannesburg, in September 2012.

Built to its exacting requirements, it is on 61 000 square metres of land and includes 7 400 square metres of offices and a 36 000 square metre warehouse, all with exceptional security, emergency power and ample parking.

Rob Botha, Vice President UTi Pharma Africa, says the new facility is ideally located in terms of transport networks, and together with the facility’s increased levels of automation, will help UTi Pharma further improve productivity and levels of service to manufacturers and pharmacy dispensing outlets.

With its prime location, Meadowview Business Park has attracted several leading companies to the landmark commercial park.

These include Top Draw Investments, a leading BEE investment enterprise which owns Brittan Healthcare, and General Medical Supplies (GMS).

“Demand is driven by its central position in Gauteng and its superb road access.

“It is designed to be ideal for FMCG, high value logistics and distribution, high-tech and pharmaceutical manufacturing as well as business process outsourcing centres or any other people-intensive services,” says Stroud.

The secure business park, with gatehouse and checkpoint, also has internal road infrastructure designed for large commercial vehicles.

This high-street landscaped business environment provides generous on-grade staff parking and excellent proximity to labour and transport. Importantly, it has a secured power supply.

Intaprop, a private property development and investment enterprise, has a successful track record in corporate property development, and their long list of high-profile developments of scale include the Vaal Mall in Vanderbijlpark, Willowbridge Centre in Cape Town, and The Grove Shopping Centre in Nelspruit.

In addition, corporate offices for the likes of Kagiso, Microsoft, Tiger Brands Webber Wentzel, Brait and Standard Bank have been undertaken.

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