Modern Versatile Office & Retail Building, 33 Umbilo Road, Durban
GLA: ± 1 148 m² | Storeroom: ± 245 m² | Offices: ± 903 m²| Possible use for office, retail, showrooms or accommodation | Secure parking for 28 cars with entrance & exit gates | Very well maintained building offers interesting end-user options
The property is situated in Umbilo Road near the Durban CBD, which falls under the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality. The site is square in shape and is predominantly level. It is located at 33 Umbilo Road, which forms part of Congella, a suburb south of the Durban CBD close to the Durban Harbour. The buildings present themselves in a horse shoe shape around a paved courtyard and is extremely well designed to utilise all available space to its maximum.
The road frontage and entrance section of the building comprises a two and a half storey building with mainly upmarket offices along with boardrooms and a canteen area with an open terrace and entertainment area.
The section that faces Umbilo Road is over-spanning the entrance and exit to the courtyard and has two floors of offices, mostly open plan and perfect for easy conversion to showrooms or other usage.
The back section of the building offers storage facilities, workshops, undercover parking as well as two gantry cranes for loading purposes, or to access the upper floor storage space.
The property is very well maintained and due to its configuration, it offers itself to various usage, even as an investment property.
The property is set on the suburb’s northern border and offers easy access to the Durban CBD. Congella is positioned adjacent to the popular Maydon Wharf Industrial node, which is home to the prominent national companies including Portnet. The property is set on the southern side of Umbilo Road, which is a one-way route running from the southern region of the harbour to the city centre, whilst Sydney Road runs two roads south and carries traffic away from the city centre.
The immediate neighbourhood consists of older type industrial properties comprising workshops, warehousing, factory, and offices, commercial and retail components. The property is well appointed in terms of necessary amenities including Durban Harbour, emergency, medical, education services and transport facilities. The property enjoys excellent exposure to high levels of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
The entrance and exit driveways are off Umbilo Road to the parking area that accommodates 10 open parking bays and 12 undercover parking bays. At the eastern boundary of the ground level, the property comprises of a reception area, boardroom, various individual offices, security office overlooking the car park, store rooms, staff ablutions and change rooms. The first and second floors consist of upmarket and exclusive open plan offices, individual offices, kitchens, boardrooms and ablution facilities.
Most of the offices are open plan which makes it easy to convert to showrooms or any other usage. The offices on the second floor are more exclusive intended for the directors and managing directors. The second floor further comprises of a canteen and entertainment area that opens out to a terrace.