Offering advocates the opportunity to own or rent offices in a modern new urban precinct with a live-work-play lifestyle, Atterbury is developing The Club Advocates’ Chambers in Pretoria.
Working hand-in-hand with a group of advocates from the city, Atterbury is building bespoke office space of about 6,000sqm for around 120 advocates.
And, in a trailblazing move, Atterbury is giving the advocates the option of sectional title ownership of their own offices.
Atterbury has already started construction on the prominent new office development at the landmark The Club, with the fourth of five buildings that will ultimately comprise the prestigious precinct.
The Club precinct is already home to 14,400sqm vibrant retail, restaurant and office space in Club Retail and Club One.
The 5,200sqm Club Two is also under development and will house a Planet Fitness gym and offices.
Atterbury’s Development Manager, Wiehan Strydom, says: “We are pleased to work with Pretoria’s legal community for this innovative project to develop the esteemed new The Club Advocates’ Chambers in Club Three. In addition, the demand-driven development of the 10,000sqm Club Three will also include a medical clinic of around 4,000sqm. The Club Advocates’ Chambers will welcome it first clients from February 2018.”
An Advocate of the Pretoria Bar and currently of the Brooklyn Advocate Chambers, Ilse Vermaak-Hay is one of the advocates who will move to The Club Advocates’ Chambers. She has been an important part of creating this opportunity for the legal community.
“We wanted an alternative for chambers outside the CBD that also provided the ability for advocates to own their offices. While we found many rental-only options, there were no suitable offices available for purchase, so we considered another new development project in Groenkloof but nothing came of it. That’s when Adv Etienne Coetzee SC approached Atterbury and the idea for The Club Advocates’ Chambers was born,” says Adv Vermaak-Hay.
She reports that The Club Advocates’ Chambers, with its prime position in Hazelwood, is an excellent opportunity for the legal community.
“It represents a good investment proposition in a great location with easy access to the High Court in the Pretoria CBD, as well as Brooklyn, Groenkloof, Menlyn and surrounds. It is an excellent environment in which to work and a good area for our clientele to visit. It is an address that makes a positive impression with quality offices served by generous parking within a sought-after modern mixed-use environment,” notes Adv Vermaak-Hay.
She points out The Club Advocates’ Chambers are well positioned to serve the many successful and reputable legal practices nearby.
In addition, the new chambers benefit greatly from their mixed-use environment. These advantages include supporting a better work-life balance for the attorneys and their teams, with The Club’s growing number of retail, medical and health amenities, as well as enjoying working lunches or coffee meetings at a selection of on-site restaurants.
The diverse tenant mix at The Club includes Woolworths Food and Woolworths Café, Life Grand Café, Harissa Bistro, Hinterland, Hogshead Hazelwood, Hudson’s – The Burger Joint and various hair and beauty salons, speciality stores and bank ATMS.
“The Club Advocates’ Chambers is an exciting platform to create a new community of forward-thinking advocates with a diverse mix of ages, experience, cultures and backgrounds that will collaborate, operate and build their practices together,” says Vermaak-Hay.