for office tenants
Adding to The Sanctuary’s appeal, say developers, is the scenic setting. Restaurants spill on to a deck, which overlooks a rehabilitated water body. Abacus managing director Gavin Blows says a fibreoptic backbone means highspeed connectivity for stores and office tenants, with 100Mbps speed and 250MB of free wifi data available to shoppers daily.
“This is a continuation of our national partnership with Vodacom, which has resulted in cost-effective connectivity for office and retail tenants, and for surrounding developments,” he says.
Abacus chairman Jaco Odendaal says there is increasing demand for boutique convenience shopping centres servicing high- income suburbs.
“The Sanctuary combines a scenic setting with high-speed connectivity and high- end retail. It’s also the first restaurant node for Somerset West, which is a great drawcard.”
Odendaal says the development also caters to the strong demand for premium office space in the area and the growth in the residential market.
“Our AAA- grade office space features breakaway areas for office staff, including zen gardens,” he says, adding that the on-site gym provides easy access to a healthy lifestyle. “Bringing the popular Turn ‘n Tender steakhouse franchise to The Sanctuary, which is its first outlet in the Western Cape, is supported by our research indicating an under-supply of quality dining prospects in the Somerset West and Strand areas.”
Designed to be sensitive to the water body that borders the centre, the wooden decks and retractable shopfronts
The mixed-use retail development, The Sanctuary, on the corner of the R44 and De Beers Avenue in Somerset West will offer fine dining.