Illovo is a relatively upmarket suburb of Sandton, Johannesburg and is home to many thriving businesses. There is a residential component to the suburb however commercial real estate is the thriving sector which acts as the driving force behind the suburb. The nature of the area is therefore comprised of many offices buildings and corporate office parks. The industrial sector in the suburb is very small with few industrial operations conducting business in the area and virtually no premises in this sector to let. The suburb is home to countless office parks that generally all have a new, modern feel to them. GLA’s in the area span from enormous office buildings of thousands of square meters to simple, compact offices to let for smaller businesses. The suburb is home to many premium grade office blocks perfectly suited to businesses that are wanting a clean, cutting edge office space that is up to date with all the latest specs and finishes that are commonly found in high end commercial developments.
Illovo Point is a 15 750 m² mixed-use development located on the highest part of Illovo, Johannesburg. Located on 68 Melville Road, Illovo Point’s striking architecture is the definition of modernism with majestic views over Sandton and the City.
Melrose Arch’s new urban design creates a rare quality of in and out-doors residential, commercial, retail and leisure spaces. Bustling with boutique browsers and café culture, Melrose Arch offers a truly international high street fashion experience, alfresco style, leading to the sparkling retail galleria that provides the stage on which over 100 of the country’s top retailers re-define the face and future of shopping. The Arch is home to some of the biggest corporates in the world. These include: MasterCard, PSG Wealth and Stanlib.
One of the most conveniently located shopping centres in Johannesburg, at 204 Oxford Road. The variety of shopping choices include hair, medical and health and fitness services, beauty, restaurants, confectionery, business and personal services, banking, décor and houseware, Thrupps Food and Groceries.
Illovo is home to a number of excellent schools, ranging from pre-primary schools to preparatory schools to high schools. These include: St Davids Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory and High School which is private, weekly boarding and a day school for boys. The school was established in 1941 by the Marist Brothers, and is a proud Roman Catholic school.
Restaurants and Entertainment
Illovo is also home to a plethora of world class restaurants and dining options, making a lunch out of the office very convenient. There are also various types of cuisines, to suit most palates and tastes, such as: Turn n Tender, The Fishmonger and the ever popular Bellini’s.
There is a number of entertainment options in Illovo, in the case that your team, colleagues or staff are looking to have one or two refreshments after work, places such as: 86 Public and Hogshead offer great specials and entertainment.
Being in a relatively upmarket area of Johannesburg and surrounded by suburbs of the likes, Illovo is somewhat of a safe area by South African standards. Walking around alone during the day is said to be safe however during the evening it is recommended to move in a group. On a business front, conducting any sort of commercial business operation is an entirely safe endeavour. This is due to the security that most of the office parks and complexes provide coupled with the overall ‘low’ crime rate of the area itself.
Being situated a mere 3 kilometres from the centre of the bustling Sandton CBD, Illovo is one of Johannesburg’s prime locations to conduct any corporate business operation. With most of South Africa’s largest financial and corporate institutions headquartered a short drive away, there simply is no better location to situate your business.