New Deloitte Africa HQ commences development at Waterfall City

New Deloitte Africa HQ commences development at Waterfall City

Atterbury chief executive, Louis van der Watt, Attacq chief executive, Morne Wilken and Mike Jarvis, chief operating officer at Deloitte Africa turn the first sod at Deloitte Africa’s new headquarters in Waterfall City.

Deloitte Africa, Atterbury Property and Attacq Limited jointly celebrated the start of construction on Deloitte’s new Africa headquarters, with a sod-turning ceremony at Waterfall City.

The 42 500m2 modern office building is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2020, and Deloitte plans to begin operating from its new base from April 2020.

Atterbury, a leading SA property investment and development business, and JSE-listed property company, Attacq, are co-owners in a 50/50 joint venture on the development of the new Deloitte premises. While bulk earthworks for the project began in October 2017, this sod-turning ceremony signifies the official commencement of development.

Atterbury chief executive, Louis van der Watt, says: “Deloitte’s new offices will enable it to consolidate its operations in the region in a central location. This development will provide Deloitte with room to grow as a business, and will be an asset that supports it in attracting new staff and continuing to serve its expanding market.”

The new premises will consolidate Deloitte’s current Woodmead and Pretoria offices into a single central location at Waterfall.

Mike Jarvis, chief operating officer at Deloitte Africa, says. “This new centre of operation gears our Africa firm to attract the best staff, serve our expanding market, and consolidate about 3 700 of our people to make an even greater impact with our clients and communities.”

The building is in a prime position alongside the Allandale interchange of the N1, and can accommodate close to 5 000 people. It promises Deloitte prominent highway frontage at the eastern side of Waterfall City and clients and staff will have easy and quick access to its premises.

The landmark development consists of a ground floor with six storeys of offices and four basement parking levels with close to 2 000 parking bays. Architecture practice Aevitas designed the new Deloitte headquarters to comply with a Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Rating on completion.

“Deloitte’s new environmentally innovative workspace has been designed to create an inspiring atmosphere that promotes productivity and well-being. The building will also be cost effective and play its part in mitigating the effects of climate change,” says Attacq chief executive, Morne Wilken.